What is Financial Psychology?

Financial psychology is the study and application of psychological theories, methods, and practices to the areas of personal finance and financial services. The field takes into account two areas. First, financial psychology includes how each of us relates to and makes decisions about money. In other words, financial psychology includes what psychologists refer to as “individual differences” in money-related behaviors and decisions. Second, financial psychology covers the client-advisor relationship, that is, the application of psychology …
Americans are stressed about money. The latest report from the American Psychological Association (APA) on stress finds that money is the most frequently reported stress factor, followed by work, the economy, family responsibilities, and personal health. The report indicates that 72% of Americans feel stressed about money some of the time, and over a quarter (26%) of Americans feel stressed about money most or all of the time. According to the study, the most …

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