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Financial Checklist Before Getting Married

Jenna Goudreau (@Jenna_Goudreau) presents a “Financial Checklist Before Getting Married” in Forbes. “Finances have long been a trouble area in marriage,” says Julie Murphy Casserly, author of The Emotion Behind Money, “and the current economic crisis is stretching even more...
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Kahneman’s New Way to Think About Thinking

Writing in “The Anti-Gladwell: Kahneman's New Way to Think About Thinking” in The Atlantic, Maria Popova (@brainpicker) calls psychologist (and Nobel laureate and founding father of modern behavioral economics) Daniel Kahneman “one of the most influential thinkers of our time...
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Financial literacy programs don’t work?

In a not-subtle article in MarketMatch, Paul B. Farrell, asserts that: Financial-literacy programs are getting popular again. Warning: They don’t work. Maybe for 7% of us. But for the rest of Americans, they are a big waste of your time,...
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Women’s Wealth Workshop: Your Psychology and Money

This article about a three-part series about financial issues specifically geared toward women (with a focus on how our beliefs impact our decisions) speaks to a number of financial planners and therapists who use Money Habitudes to combine psychology and...
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Divorce, Marriage, Money and Mementos

As if there was any doubt that the intersection of money and relationships is and emotional one, this article lists some sad but somewhat funny anecdotes about money and divorce settlements as related by divorced writers. They reveal which treasured...
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Thinking like a Woman: An Edge in Trading?

In a recent post on Forbes, contributor Doug Hirschhorn (@DougHirschhorn), who uses sport psychology to coach elite traders on Wall Street, posits that thinking like a woman may give you an edge in trading. Hirschborn says: I believe women, in...
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Money: more taboo than sex, religion or political affiliation

Something we hear an awful lot from therapists and couples is echoed in this post for a lecture by Aaron Kipnis, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist in Santa Monica, CA: Money is a subject often more taboo than sex, religion or...
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Unbanked, Underbanked, Pew Report and JoinBankOn.org

Some interesting news as of late in the unbanked and underbanked world: Arjan Schutte (@arjanschutte) of Core Innovation Capital and CFSI estimate: people who don’t rely on banks for their financial needs spend $45 billion in fees and interest, alone....
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Money, Marriage and Stress: The View from Ireland

Not really a surprise to see this headline out of Ireland, but interesting to see the global reach of money issues in marriage: Money worries biggest cause of marital distress: Stress: Families feel pressure of rising bills THE majority of...
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Kardashian Wedding, Prenups and Talking About Money

After the 72-day marriage ended in divorce, celebrity watchers are speculating about whether Kim Kardashian’s wedding to Kris Humphries, was a made-for TV hoax. Yet the marriage-and-divorce coverage still highlights an issue common to less grandiose weddings: not really knowing...
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Marriage, Divorce and the Cost of Not Talking About Money

A new article by personal finance expert Erica Sandberg talks about “Six Money Tips For Late-in-Life Divorces.”  Tips for exiting an extended marriage include: Employ a lawyer, judiciously. Create a "Now I'm single" budget. Prepare for merged debt. Plan to...
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Gallup-Operation HOPE Financial Literacy Index (GOHFLI)

The initial GOHFLI results demonstrate that the hypothesized link between student success outcomes and financial literacy is a strong one and leaders must work to strengthen all the elements of a student’s success: hope, engagement, wellbeing, and financial literacy. Ten...
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Exhibitors and Free Financial Education Curricula

There were about 40 other exhibitors at the Jump$tart National Educator Conference in DC this weekend. Many were old faces, such as Advantage Publications, which makes the popular financial calculators. A few newer folks included: Moonjar, with a neat habit-inducing...
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High School Tools for Financial Education

A few more thoughts from the third annual Jump$tart National Educator Conference … I sat in on a workshop session about high school financial education tips, which featured a few programs and presenters – and a very full room of...
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Jump$tart National Educator Conference

Just back from exhibiting at the third annual Jump$tart National Educator Conference in Washington, DC. The event was attended by a few hundred teachers from all but six of the United States (Alaska and Hawaii one can understand, but Georgia...
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Common Money Mistakes Parents Make: Talk to Your Kids

A good recent article (in which Syble is quoted) this month in Delaware Moms magazine says that: The most common mistake parents make with money and their kids is not communicating honestly about finances. This can run the gamut from...
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Money Habits and Attitudes

Money is not a topic we like talking about. Many people say they find it easier to discuss sex. It’s a topic tied up in a lot of emotions. How we relate to money is often tied to other big,...
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Talking About Money in Continuing Education Workshops

Who: Kelly Chicas, a Board Certified, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (at Albuquerque Family Counseling) and Lisa Johnson, PhD, LMFT in Albuquerque, New Mexico Situation: Workshops for community agencies and general audiences to provide educational information and introduce therapists in a...
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Teaching Financial Literacy Classes to Teens and Senior Citizens

Teaching financial literacy classes can be difficult. Talking about money intimates people and they often wait until hardship strikes before seeking help. Therefore, financial educator Nancy Reigelsperger knows she needs to make her financial literacy classes not only practical, but...
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Money Habitudes Storms the Dorms for Financial Readiness

Contact: Erica Brown, a community readiness technician at Shaw Air Force Base Airman and Family Readiness Center (AFRC) Situation: A financial education class to reach young airmen on their own turf, in the dorms. The workshops in the barracks would...
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