A Gratitude Exploration Guide for Thanksgiving

Explore Gratitude Our financial psychology is shaped by life events. Exploring past experiences can help us understand how we react and feel today.  Use the questions below to explore the way you feel and express gratitude. Think about a time you felt an overwhelming amount of gratefulness. What were you grateful for, and how did that experience shape how you express gratitude today?   In what areas of your life do you find it easy to …
What Are Money Scripts? Money scripts are general beliefs about money that are often unconscious and learned during childhood or early adolescence. Money scripts tend to be passed down through generations. These money beliefs tend to be partial truths about money or those who have (or do not have) money. Money scripts are related to different financial outcomes. Money scripts are often measured in financial planning or coaching to understand how financial beliefs might …
A personality test can efficiently measure a client’s money-related attitudes, values, and other characteristics. While not a perfect science, a well-developed test can accurately assess a client’s personality without some downsides of in-person interviews, which can take time and be impacted by interviewers’ biases or lack of structure.  But like any assessment, personality tests are prone to some errors. These errors could include how clients respond to a test based on wanting to look …
If you are a consumer of personal finance content like I am, you have by now undoubtedly heard one commentator or another derisively dismiss the idea of even mentioning the long-term cost of a daily Starbucks trip. They don’t want to hear about it—it’s a trope to be ignored. And this derision is coming from otherwise competent and professional personal finance sources. This phenomenon got me thinking: what’s going on here? Surely Commentator X …
In a survey research project designed to understand client reactions, we examined behaviors, satisfaction, and preferences among clients of a growing firm in the Southeast. Clients were overwhelmingly satisfied with the firm’s service and advice, and the majority (92%) would recommend the firm to others. In addition to the survey (Likert) statements and other quantitative-type survey questions, we also asked clients a few open-ended questions. Combining qualitative and quantitative data provides a richness that …

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