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The Financial Education Tool Kit: Helping Teachers Meet State- Mandated Personal Finance Requirements

States are recognizing the need for personal financial education and have begun requiring it as a condition for high school graduation. Responding to teacher requests to help them meet state-mandated financial education requirements, FCS educators in the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service developed a financial education tool kit. This article describes the contents of the tool kit and its many uses.

Budgeting and Personal Finance Classes in Relationship Education

Through its HHS-ACF grant, First Things First collaborates with community organizations and businesses to implement workshops that encourage and support healthy relationships. These relationship classes are for married couples, teens, non-married expectant parents, engaged couples, and singles, as well as married couples in distress.

Embedding Job and Career Advancement Services in Healthy Marriage Programs: Lessons from Two Programs in PACT

This brief provides a general overview of the two Healthy Marriage (HM) grantees involved in the Parents and Children Together Evaluation (PACT), provides participation rates in services, and documents how the two grantees integrated job and career advancement services for parenting couples into their programs.

Training Social Workers and Human Service Professionals to Address the Complex Financial Needs of Clients (Journal of Social Work Education)

In social work and other community-based human services settings, clients often present with complex financial problems. As a need for more formal training is beginning to be addressed, evaluation of existing training is important, and this study evaluates outcomes from the Financial Stability Pathway (FSP) project. Designed to prepare professionals with the knowledge, attitudes, and skills to effectively assess and respond to clients’ financial problems, we evaluated the FSP using a one-group pre-, post-, and follow-up design.

A Theoretical Approach to Financial Therapy: The Development of the Ford Financial Empowerment Model

The purpose of this paper is to introduce an integrative approach to working with clients experiencing problems related to financial disempowerment. The multi-phase model integrates three theoretically-driven psychotherapy approaches, including cognitive behavioral, narrative, and Virginia Satir’s experiential therapies, and financial counseling techniques to increase one’s sense of financial empowerment. A case study is included to demonstrate the applicability and effectiveness of the model.
Money Habitudes is used by both financial planners and financial educators as well as therapists, counselors and coaches (and at integrative financial therapy centers) because it addresses not just money, but the psychology behind spending and saving. It helps clients and patients better understand themselves and gives professionals a non-judgmental way to start important, breakthrough conversations.

Tips for Service Providers: Healthy Financial Management Skills (ResearchGate)

Healthy financial management skills can be strong predictors of happy relationships. Couples who communicate effectively about finances, have little or no debt (or who are actively working toward paying off their debt), and live within their means tend to be more stable and satisfied in their marriages,

You Need to Have These 5 Money Talks Before You Get Married (Deal News)

Nothing kills a romantic mood like money. Having too little of it or arguing about it can create the kind of stress that leads to Splitsville. But many engaged couples who avoid this touchy subject later regret it.

Card game draws out your money attitudes (Washington Post)

We don’t talk about money enough. There are lots of discussions about consumer spending habits, especially this time of year, but the therapeutic conversations that keep people from making major financial blunders often never take place.

When a Spender Marries a Saver (Crosswalks.com)

It’s not just an old saying: When it comes to couples and money, opposites do attract. In fact, researchers at the Wharton School and Northwestern University found that while people hope to marry someone with a money style similar to their own, they more often than not marry their financial opposite.

Practitioner Profile (Journal of Financial Therapy)

Syble Solomon is a speaker on the psychology of money and the founder and president of LifeWise Strategies. She is best known for Money Habitudes® a deck of cards (and now an online version) that makes it easy to talk about money and discover what motivates our financial behaviors.

Financial Coaching Training Curricula: Field Inventory and Summary Brief (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

In the last decade there has been a growth in services that use the term “coaching” to provide some form of support for financial issues. With this growth and development of the field of financial coaching comes the increased demand and need for financial coaching training opportunities.

10 Ways to Finally Avoid Overspending (Credit Donkey)

We’re all creatures of habit. Many of these patterns develop subconsciously, making them even harder to kick. Maybe you’re the type of person who always splurges on purchases after a bad day.

Could a Game Help With Your Money Attitudes? (thinkmarriage.org)

What are your money habits? What money habits did you bring into your marriage? Did you ever hear your parents say: don’t tell dad or don’t tell mom? How did that affect your future dance with money?

Money Avoider? Giver? What’s Your Money Personality, Kathy Sweedler, University of Illinois Extension

Money and the holidays. For some of us, we happily swing into the spending mode. I look forward to the excuse to buy people gifts and spend money on treats. Each store I walk into is full of tempting, fun, creative, and exciting things all waiting for me! One of my strong money personalities is “giving” and this is my season.

Foster Care Alums Weigh In: Building a Better Exit Plan (Annie E. Casey Foundation)

Every year in America, nearly 24,000 young adults age out of foster care. The transition isn’t an easy one. Many youth are thrust into independence at age 18 —and into a world rife with instability, where the risk of unemployment and homelessness is high and shoulders of support are sometimes nonexistent.

My Money: How do I feel about it? (Windsor Star)

I went to my first financial boot camp session armed with a notebook and a calculator. What I needed was a psychologist’s couch.
Step one wasn’t about my bank account balance. It was all about my relationship with money.

Programs teaming up to help single moms (Beloit Daily News)

It’s certainly a tough situation for them (single mothers), experiencing a lot of different issues both from the financial side of things and from the mental health side of things,” Benstead said. “Money and emotion. Money and health. It is all intertwined.

Uncovering Your Client’s Hidden Money Attitudes (Horsesmouth)

Horsesmouth – Understand your clients, build trust, and problem-solve with “Money Habitudes,” a quick and fun financial planning tool.

Couples say they’re talking about money – survey says not (Market Watch)

What’s your spouse’s salary? If you don’t know, you’re not alone — almost half of surveyed couples couldn’t get the answer right — but that lack of knowledge may be a sign of deeper money problems in your relationship.

Three Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Making A Purchase (Life Hacker)

If you can relate to the proverbial hamster on a wheel in your quest to have a bigger house, or nicer clothes, science can explain why.

Boomer Love: How is the ‘Free Love’ Generation Doing Now? (Consumer Affairs)

Our younger years were defined by protests, free thinking, changing the world, and, for some, by free love. But by 2006, a U.S.

Gamification: How mobile games can help you reach your financial goals (Bankrate)

The Eagles and the Patriots weren’t the only ones hoping for a big win on 2018’s Super Bowl Sunday. Thousands of people were competing for a chance to walk away with a cash prize from Ally Bank.

Making Money Matter (Molokai Dispatch)

Running a business on Molokai can be tough, but it can be easier with healthy money habits, according to financial educator and entrepreneur Helen Wai.

11 Money Mistakes You Probably Don’t Know You’re Making (yahoo! finance)

Three years before reaching retirement age, a friend of mine quit his (full-pension, government) job, and soon began subtracting money from his 401(k) in order to pay off his mortgage.

How well do you know your dough? (Durango Herald)

If Durango High School students come home next week asking how well their parents know their dough, they won’t be asking about bread.

When buying quality is worth it (sheknows.com)

“What you pay is frequently correlated to what you receive,” says Louis Altman of GlobaFone, a premium provider of global communication solutions.

How Financial Difficulties Affect Marriage (For Your Marriage)

Pete and Jenny were married for seven years when Pete’s job was downsized. He was out of work for eight months while car payments, school debt and credit card bills piled up.

Ask These Questions and You’ll Stay Out of Debt (Credit Donkey)

It’s easy to make a decision when you don’t put much thought into it. But you may not be pleased with the results, especially when money is involved.

How to Stop Fighting Over Money (Real Simple)

Learn how to agree on your household finances with your significant other.

Budget Wars: Coming to a Solution When Partners Disagree (smartycents)

A 2012 study conducted by Kansas State University has confirmed what many have speculated for years—arguments about money are the top predictor of divorce.

4 times it’s OK to lie to your kids about money (Market Watch)

It’s an indisputable truth: Many parents lie to their kids about money. In theory, we know for the most part, that’s a no-no, but there are some instances where it’s acceptable to be less-than-truthful to your children about money, experts say.

6 Ways We Betray Our Budgets…And Clever Way to Stop (Marshall News)

We all know the feeling after booking a flight to the beach or downing second glass of post-raise celebratory champagne—we’re ready to spend.

Friend Money Interventions: A Good Idea? (Forbes)

One night, Sarah, a veterinarian in her thirties, was having dinner with Laura, a close friend since high school.

In Love? 9 Financial Facts To Know About Your Partner Before Commitment (Forbes)

Valentine’s Day is coming up, so engagements are on at least a few people’s minds. A 2013 study found that six million people were planning to pop the question or expecting to answer on cupid’s holiday.

5 ways to talk about money with your family this Thanksgiving (Deseret News)

DeseretNews.com talked to Syble Solomon, creator of the Money Habitudes conversation starters, to find out what she thought about talking money at Thanksgiving.

Navigating 6 Super Awkward Money Situations With Friends (HERMONEY)

Few things are as divisive as money. Learn how to navigate these six awkward money situations that can cause friction between friends.

When is taking on debt wise? (Smart Money)

At Bankrate we strive to help you make smarter financial decisions. While we adhere to strict editorial integrity, this post may contain references to products from our partners. Here’s an explanation for how we make money.

Embedding Job And Career Advancement Services In Healthy Marriage Programs (Administration for Children & Families)

The family environment in which children are raised can affect their later decisions in every area of life, from education and employment to marriage and childbearing.

Financial Management Practices and Conflict Management Styles of Couples in Great Marriages (Utah State University)

The verbiage couples in great marriages used to describe how they disagreed over financial issues suggests that educators could teach more about money habitudes, habits and attitudes surrounding money, rather than specific financial practices (see staging-moneyhabitudes.temp312.kinsta.cloud).

Discussing Your Money Attitudes (The Intelligencer, Wheeling News-Register)

One of the main causes of couple conflict is the question of how to save or spend money. Many of their attitudes and their habits are a result of their personalities or learned from their families. Often individuals have great goals to use their money for one thing and end up not reaching their goal because they spend the money on something else.

Family + Money = Happiness?! (Redbook)

You’re arguing about security, control, love, rejection, and all the other things money represents,” says Syble Solomon, the creator of Money Habitudes.

Money Habitudes is the topic for next Curiosity Club (The Marshall Democrat-News)

People unexpectedly began sharing their stories and secrets about money with Syble Solomon during workshops on life transitions. Seemingly rational, intelligent men and women would confide their irrational behavior related to money. Even though they knew better, they would continue to make poor money choices.

Bridging the Gap between Money and Our Emotional Messages (AFCPE)

When individuals seem to be facing the same financial challenges repeatedly, it’s a good bet that their behavior is actually fulfilling an important emotional need.

Training Social Workers & Human Service Professionals to Address the Complex Financial Needs of Clients (Journal of Social Work Education)

Two participants reported developing or updating existing training on financial issues for clients to include values and beliefs about money and the use of Money Habitudes, a card-based intervention tool taught in the training sessions.

Easy Ways To Approach Hard Conversations (MyNDTALK)

Why is money such a complex topic? What did we learn about money as children? What is our internal money language?

Fighting About Money? Beware! (Psychology Today)

Money Habitudes cards offer a fun way to can help couples to build a foundation of mutual understanding, respect and even good humor vis a vis their differing money habits and attitudes. After playing with Money Habitudes cards, subsequent discussions about money issues are likely to feel less emotionally loaded.

When a Spender Marries a Saver (Crosswalks.com)

When it comes to couples and money, opposites do attract. In fact, researchers found that while people hope to marry someone with a money style similar to their own, they more often than not marry their financial opposite.

Marriage Matters: Copping a ‘Habitude’ (Sturgis Journal)

We discovered a cool tool at the Smart Marriages conference for helping couples uncover what really drives money issues in a marriage: Money Habitudes cards … The conversation that started was, well, priceless.

Parting Ways: 10 Tips for Counseling Clients Through Divorce

If you’re working around finances, the chances are good that your work and advising will touch on divorce. Here are some tips to think about it the right way.

Helping Clients Talk About Money (NAPFA Advisor)

Just sharing basic financial information with a planner can feel like giving up control and power. It requires really trusting someone whom you (typically) know only through a referral.

How to Attract and Retain Women Clients (Research)

The first time I sat down with a financial advisor I was 41 — and it was a big step for me. Although my husband and I discussed our investments, I felt incompetent and took no responsibility for decision-making. I was caught in Neverland — sounding assertive like modern woman, while acting out my role as Cinderella, letting Prince Charming rescue me and take care of our finances. Old messages are hard to shake!

How to Use the Money Habitudes Cards in Marriage Education Programs

The Money Habitudes (2003) cards can be used in a variety of marriage education programs to assist couples and families in evaluating their habits and attitudes toward money.

10 Ways to Finally Avoid Overspending (Credit Donkey)

Syble Solomon, a personal-finance consultant and founder of LifeWise Strategies, let us in on the sneaky ways our psychology can fool us into overspending.

Practitioner Profile: An Interview with Syble Solomon

Syble Solomon is a speaker on the psychology of money and the founder and president of LifeWise Strategies. She is best known for Money Habitudes® a deck of cards (and now an online version) that makes it easy to talk about money and discover what motivates our financial behaviors.

How Money Habitudes Affect Financial Decisions (NFL Players Association)

If you’ve ever questioned why you feel conflicted, confused or overwhelmed about money, you aren’t alone. In fact, many people struggle with financial decisions daily.

Money Habitudes WHQR – Midday Interview

Syble Solomon tells us about Money Habitudes.

The Importance of Being Able to Talk About Money (Crosswalks.com)

While there are many steps you can take to improve your marriage or keep it strong, one of the best is to figure out how to talk about money with your spouse. Unfortunately, doing so is not easy because discussing money makes people uncomfortable. After all, as we’re growing up, most people learn not to talk about money instead of how to talk about it.

Student Financial Literacy: Campus-Based Program Development 2012 Edition by Dorothy B. Durban and Sonya L. Britt, Editors

This card-style, game-like tool aids people in understanding their habits and attitudes towards money. It also highlights the how, when, and why people use money, especially concerning saving and spending.

Make it your new year’s resolution to sort out your finances (Financial Times)

Money coach Syble Solomon has developed a game called Money Habitudes to help people work out their dominant motivation (including planning, security, status, giving, carefree, or spontaneous).

Book Review – Mind Over Money: Overcoming the Money Disorders That Threaten Our Financial Health by Brad Klontz, Psy.D. and Ted Klontz, Ph.D.

Even though the book is chock full of references to research in fields such as psychotherapy, the social sciences, neurobiology, finance and economics, their style of sharing information feels more like listening to and learning from an engaging, non-judgmental friend than reading a book about serious financial behavior.

“Book Review: Money Habitudes™: A Guide for Professionals working With Money Related Issues” (International Journal of Consumer Studies)

Solomon has succeeded in creating a unique way to help people who are struggling with debt to overcome their inhibitions so they can open up and gain insights that will help them take control of their money…I feel confident recommending this tool…It looks like an exciting new way to help people discover their hidden habits and attitudes about money, freeing them to embark on a more empowering future financial life…

Color of Money Live web chat with Michelle Singletary (Washington Post)

Washington Post personal finance columnist Michelle Singletary offers her advice and answers your questions. My guest will be Syble Solomon, creator of the card game, Money Habitudes, and my December Color of Money Book Club pick.

Reliability Analysis of Money Habitudes

Each Habitude or “domain” was analyzed using Cronbach’s alpha procedures. Results showed all six domains had acceptable levels of reliability. Family finance and consumer science Extension agents can feel confident in using the Money Habitudes tool with individuals and couples.

Evaluation of a Continuing Education Training on Client Financial Capability (Journal of Social Work Education)

We followed the Money Habitudes approach to talking with clients about money in a nonjudgmental way, which is designed to build trust and rapport.

Card Game Draws Out Your Attitudes About Money (Washington Post)

We don’t talk about money enough … This simple but extraordinarily insightful game is the Color of Money Book Club selection for December.

Reliability of Money Habitudes (National Council on Family Relations)

The purpose of the Money Habitudes activity is to get people talking about their habits and attitudes when it comes to money. This can be especially helpful when working with couples. This study will present evidence for the reliability analysis of the Money Habitudes statements used in the activity.

Six Faces of Giving (Barnabas Foundation)

Rev. Phil Leo and Syble Solomon, creator of Money Habitude$, discuss the six faces of giving and how knowing your “money habitude” impacts generosity.

Money Habitudes Encourages Constructive Discussions About Money for the Holiday Season

On the eve of the winter holidays, LifeWise releases its latest list of conversation starters to think about money in a constructive way.

Money Habitudes Encourages Constructive Discussions About Money for the New Year (Press release)

Talking about money–one of the most daunting conversations–helps people get help, support and personal understanding in order to achieve their financial goals for New Year’s.

Producer of Leading Conversation-Starter Card Game Promotes Regular, Proactive Money Discussions: Summer Vacation (Press release)

Because money plays such a central role in our lives, people benefit by talking proactively about potential money issues instead of waiting until there is a critical need to discuss finances.

Talk To Your Honey About Money! (The New Relationship Reality Show-WebTalk Radio)

January is the most stressful month when it comes to our finances. Those stresses explode when the money issues exist within a relationship.

Syble Solomon wins Award for Outstanding Contributions to Financial Education for Youth (Press Release)

Syble Solomon has worked with young people in North Carolina and across the United States to help them understand their money personalities and have great conversations with their peers and family about money,” says Tami Hinton, President of the North Carolina Jump$tart Coalition.

Understanding Why We Spend What We Spend: Habits and Attitudes Behind Spending (Institute of Consumer Financial Education)

Once people understand their own money habits and attitudes, they begin to see why they spend the way they do. Perhaps it is to feel secure, to present a positive image, or to feel good by giving to others.

Money Habitudes Can Make or Break a Business (BIZlife)

Money issues are inevitable. As in a marriage, by the time you start arguing it may be too late! Be proactive and have that talk before money issues ruin both your business and your relationship.

Today’s Actions Determine Tomorrow’s Options (Washington Woman)

The way you manage money can tell a lot about who you are and how you achieve or sabotage your financial and life goals. If you can enjoy your money, are well-informed about it and manage it well to meet your short- and long-term needs, chances are you will feel secure, have balance in your life and achieve your goals.

Utah children sharpen their financial literacy over summer (The Salt Lake Tribune)

American Fork • When the heat takes over and school’s out for summer, many kids long to spend the day splashing carefree in pools. More than 50 Utah County teens, however, chose a different diversion this week: learning financial literacy in an air-conditioned, corporate conference room.

Conversation Starters for Beyond the Thanksgiving Table (New York Times)

I was more intrigued by a more outward-facing statement: “I am frequently amazed at how much money some of the people my age spend on themselves.” Some great follow-up parental questions present themselves immediately: Whose money are those other kids spending, really? On what? Should we limit your spending, even if it’s money you earned?

Take charge of your money with the Personal Financial Management Program (Camp Lejeune News)

The program also hosts workshops including taking control of your finances, Money Habitudes, credit and debt management, car buying, investment basics, understanding your thrift savings plan and home buying and selling.

Finding Teens’ ‘Tudes (AFCPE Conference Preceedings)

CBS News reported (5/17/07) that U.S. companies are spending nearly eighteen billion advertising dollars annually to target teens and credit card companies are sending college students an average of 25-50 solicitations each semester. Those efforts are working.

Let’s Talk About Money, Honey: What would it take for you to feel financially secure? (Military.com)

What would it take for you to feel financially secure? And, have you shared your thoughts with your spouse? This simple conversation could be the first step to finding a workable solution to disagreements about money. It’s common for husbands and wives to define security quite differently and if their definitions are miles apart, it can mean a bumpy road ahead.

Reviewing Your Holiday Shopping Skills (Military.com)

Let’s talk about how to look at holiday shopping as a learning experience so next year your holidays will be less stressful and less costly.

Let’s Talk About Getting the Best Deal (Military.com)

Let’s talk about how you can take charge to get the best deal when you want a loan. You may assume that a Realtor™ has the connections and expertise to get you the best deal and that may be true, but not necessarily.

Let’s Not Talk About Money: Let’s talk about messages from home (Military.com)

Let’s talk about messages from home. One day when I was eight years old, my mom sent me to the corner grocery store to buy a few things. On the way home I managed to lose $10. We retraced my steps but the money was nowhere to be found. My mother just sat down and wept.

New Marine Corps Financial Education Training Focuses on Habits and Attitudes About Money (Press & News)

Through a contract with the U.S. Marine Corps, Money Habitudes® materials are now being used as the foundation of an innovative new Marine Corps personal financial education training course called Your Money Personality.

Let’s Talk About Different Perspectives (Military.com)

Let’s talk about getting what you want by looking at a situation through the eyes of the other person.

Let’s Talk About Being Successful (Military.com)

Let’s talk about being successful. Now that most New Year’s resolutions have faded into a distant memory, choose one little thing that you know you can accomplish and do it. Small successes feel much better than frustration or guilt for not accomplishing an unattainable goal. Plus, small successes lead to big successes.

Increase Your Earning Power (Military.com)

Let’s talk about increasing your earning power by making a strong, positive impression on others.

A tool for dealing with debt (AFCPE Forum)

Money Habitudes™ cards can help practitioners and clients quickly discover the emotional aspects underlying out-of-control debt

Money and Marriage (AFCPE Conference Proceedings)

Money Habitudes Encourages Constructive Discussions About Money for Back-to-School (Press release)

Company behind popular Money Habitudes cards encourages people to think about money with a list of reasons specific to the back-to-school season. Good conversations about money and finances happen when they are proactive and constructive. Assessing one’s habits and attitudes related to money in a fun, non-threatening manner can be an effective first step in […]

Money Habitudes: How To Be Rich in Life & Love Wins Excellence in Financial Literacy Education Award (Press release)

Engaging and innovative financial education curriculum with a focus on the psychology of money and behavioral economics helps teens with personal finances and relationships. April 19, 2012 (Press Release) – The Dibble Institute and LifeWise Strategies announce that their collaboration, Money Habitudes: How To Be Rich in Life & Love, has won this year’s Excellence […]

New Book Helps Therapists and Counselors Talk About Money (Press release)

“Bringing Money Into the Conversation” serves as a how-to guide for professionals working with clients with issues related to money January 28, 2013 (Wilmington, NC) – LifeWise Strategies, LLC and Loose Change Financial Therapy, Inc. announce the publication of “Bringing Money Into the Conversation: A Quick Start for Therapists.” Co-authored by Syble Solomon and Amanda […]

Monthly Savings Plan: Your Savings Calendar (Credit Donkey)

It’s common practice to whip out the credit card in the weeks before the gift-giving season; 57 percent of parents said they’d take on debt to buy gifts for their children in 2013, according to one study, while 37 percent of adults planned to use credit cards to fund their holiday spending, according to a CreditDonkey study.

Irrational People, Dystopian Film, Integration, Heroism (BYU Radio)

Despite our best intentions, Dr. Peter Ubel says humans often let their emotions over ride reason and end up making irrational decisions. We roll over and hit the snooze button instead of going to the gym, even though we know we’ll feel better if we exercise or lose a bit of weight.

Financial Coaching Training Curricula: Field Inventory and Summary Brief (Center for Financial Security, University of Wisconisn-Madison)

This brief seeks to provide an inventory of the growing field of financial coaching training programs available, to differentiate the various ways that training is being delivered, and to offer comparisons of those training curricula.

Money Habitudes Wins Smart Marriages Impact Award (Press Release)

Money Habitudes, the popular deck of conversation-starter cards to help couples talk about money are recognized as an important and unique tool in combating divorce and fostering healthy marriages. Wilmington, NC, June 16, 2009 — LifeWise announces that the company’s Money Habitudes cards has received the Smart Marriages 2009 Impact Award. The award recognizes those whose […]

Playing Cards: A New Tool (Ontario Association Credit Counseling Services-Connections)

There are times when a speaker comes along and you say to yourself, “She’s been there-done that.”

Adult ADHD-Focused Couple Therapy: Clinical Interventions

In recent years, attention has expanded to the realm of adult ADHD and the havoc it can wreak on many aspects of adult life, including driving safety, financial management….

How to Deal With Money Shaming (U.S. News )

It’s one of those things that happens to everyone, except maybe hermits: being criticized about how you spend your money

Bridging the Gap between Money and Our Emotional Messages (AFCPE)

When individuals seem to be facing the same financial challenges repeatedly, it’s a good bet that their behavior is actually fulfilling an important emotional need.

How to Use the Money Habitudes Cards in Marriage Education Programs

The Money Habitudes (2003) cards can be used in a variety of marriage education programs to assist couples and families in evaluating their habits and attitudes toward money.

The Importance of Being Able to Talk About Money (Crosswalks.com)

While there are many steps you can take to improve your marriage or keep it strong, one of the best is to figure out how to talk about money with your spouse. Unfortunately, doing so is not easy because discussing money makes people uncomfortable. After all, as we’re growing up, most people learn not to talk about money instead of how to talk about it.

Reliability of Money Habitudes (National Council on Family Relations)

The purpose of the Money Habitudes activity is to get people talking about their habits and attitudes when it comes to money. This can be especially helpful when working with couples. This study will present evidence for the reliability analysis of the Money Habitudes statements used in the activity.

Money Habitudes Encourages Constructive Discussions About Money for the Holiday Season

On the eve of the winter holidays, LifeWise releases its latest list of conversation starters to think about money in a constructive way.

Producer of Leading Conversation-Starter Card Game Promotes Regular, Proactive Money Discussions: Summer Vacation (Press release)

Because money plays such a central role in our lives, people benefit by talking proactively about potential money issues instead of waiting until there is a critical need to discuss finances.

Understanding Why We Spend What We Spend: Habits and Attitudes Behind Spending (Institute of Consumer Financial Education)

Once people understand their own money habits and attitudes, they begin to see why they spend the way they do. Perhaps it is to feel secure, to present a positive image, or to feel good by giving to others.

Money Habitudes Can Make or Break a Business (BIZlife)

Money issues are inevitable. As in a marriage, by the time you start arguing it may be too late! Be proactive and have that talk before money issues ruin both your business and your relationship.

Finding Teens’ ‘Tudes (AFCPE Conference Preceedings)

CBS News reported (5/17/07) that U.S. companies are spending nearly eighteen billion advertising dollars annually to target teens and credit card companies are sending college students an average of 25-50 solicitations each semester. Those efforts are working.

Let’s Talk About Money, Honey: What would it take for you to feel financially secure? (Military.com)

What would it take for you to feel financially secure? And, have you shared your thoughts with your spouse? This simple conversation could be the first step to finding a workable solution to disagreements about money. It’s common for husbands and wives to define security quite differently and if their definitions are miles apart, it can mean a bumpy road ahead.

Reviewing Your Holiday Shopping Skills (Military.com)

Let’s talk about how to look at holiday shopping as a learning experience so next year your holidays will be less stressful and less costly.

Let’s Talk About Getting the Best Deal (Military.com)

Let’s talk about how you can take charge to get the best deal when you want a loan. You may assume that a Realtor™ has the connections and expertise to get you the best deal and that may be true, but not necessarily.

Let’s Not Talk About Money: Let’s talk about messages from home (Military.com)

Let’s talk about messages from home. One day when I was eight years old, my mom sent me to the corner grocery store to buy a few things. On the way home I managed to lose $10. We retraced my steps but the money was nowhere to be found. My mother just sat down and wept.

New Marine Corps Financial Education Training Focuses on Habits and Attitudes About Money (Press & News)

Through a contract with the U.S. Marine Corps, Money Habitudes® materials are now being used as the foundation of an innovative new Marine Corps personal financial education training course called Your Money Personality.

How well do you know your dough? (Durango Herald)

If Durango High School students come home next week asking how well their parents know their dough, they won’t be asking about bread.

10 Ways to Finally Avoid Overspending (Credit Donkey)

Syble Solomon, a personal-finance consultant and founder of LifeWise Strategies, let us in on the sneaky ways our psychology can fool us into overspending.

Syble Solomon wins Award for Outstanding Contributions to Financial Education for Youth (Press Release)

Syble Solomon has worked with young people in North Carolina and across the United States to help them understand their money personalities and have great conversations with their peers and family about money,” says Tami Hinton, President of the North Carolina Jump$tart Coalition.

Finding Teens’ ‘Tudes (AFCPE Conference Preceedings)

CBS News reported (5/17/07) that U.S. companies are spending nearly eighteen billion advertising dollars annually to target teens and credit card companies are sending college students an average of 25-50 solicitations each semester. Those efforts are working.

Money Habitudes Encourages Constructive Discussions About Money for Back-to-School (Press release)

Company behind popular Money Habitudes cards encourages people to think about money with a list of reasons specific to the back-to-school season. Good conversations about money and finances happen when they are proactive and constructive. Assessing one’s habits and attitudes related to money in a fun, non-threatening manner can be an effective first step in […]

Money Habitudes: How To Be Rich in Life & Love Wins Excellence in Financial Literacy Education Award (Press release)

Engaging and innovative financial education curriculum with a focus on the psychology of money and behavioral economics helps teens with personal finances and relationships. April 19, 2012 (Press Release) – The Dibble Institute and LifeWise Strategies announce that their collaboration, Money Habitudes: How To Be Rich in Life & Love, has won this year’s Excellence […]

Irrational People, Dystopian Film, Integration, Heroism (BYU Radio)

Despite our best intentions, Dr. Peter Ubel says humans often let their emotions over ride reason and end up making irrational decisions. We roll over and hit the snooze button instead of going to the gym, even though we know we’ll feel better if we exercise or lose a bit of weight.

Card game draws out your money attitudes (Washington Post)

We don’t talk about money enough. There are lots of discussions about consumer spending habits, especially this time of year, but the therapeutic conversations that keep people from making major financial blunders often never take place.

Bridging the Gap between Money and Our Emotional Messages (AFCPE)

When individuals seem to be facing the same financial challenges repeatedly, it’s a good bet that their behavior is actually fulfilling an important emotional need.

10 Ways to Finally Avoid Overspending (Credit Donkey)

Syble Solomon, a personal-finance consultant and founder of LifeWise Strategies, let us in on the sneaky ways our psychology can fool us into overspending.

You Need to Have These 5 Money Talks Before You Get Married (Deal News)

Nothing kills a romantic mood like money. Having too little of it or arguing about it can create the kind of stress that leads to Splitsville. But many engaged couples who avoid this touchy subject later regret it.

When a Spender Marries a Saver (Crosswalks.com)

It’s not just an old saying: When it comes to couples and money, opposites do attract. In fact, researchers at the Wharton School and Northwestern University found that while people hope to marry someone with a money style similar to their own, they more often than not marry their financial opposite.

When a Spender Marries a Saver (Crosswalks.com)

When it comes to couples and money, opposites do attract. In fact, researchers found that while people hope to marry someone with a money style similar to their own, they more often than not marry their financial opposite.

The Importance of Being Able to Talk About Money (Crosswalks.com)

While there are many steps you can take to improve your marriage or keep it strong, one of the best is to figure out how to talk about money with your spouse. Unfortunately, doing so is not easy because discussing money makes people uncomfortable. After all, as we’re growing up, most people learn not to talk about money instead of how to talk about it.

Card game draws out your money attitudes (Washington Post)

We don’t talk about money enough. There are lots of discussions about consumer spending habits, especially this time of year, but the therapeutic conversations that keep people from making major financial blunders often never take place.

My Money: How do I feel about it? (Windsor Star)

I went to my first financial boot camp session armed with a notebook and a calculator. What I needed was a psychologist’s couch.
Step one wasn’t about my bank account balance. It was all about my relationship with money.

Programs teaming up to help single moms (Beloit Daily News)

It’s certainly a tough situation for them (single mothers), experiencing a lot of different issues both from the financial side of things and from the mental health side of things,” Benstead said. “Money and emotion. Money and health. It is all intertwined.

Gamification: How mobile games can help you reach your financial goals (Bankrate)

The Eagles and the Patriots weren’t the only ones hoping for a big win on 2018’s Super Bowl Sunday. Thousands of people were competing for a chance to walk away with a cash prize from Ally Bank.

Making Money Matter (Molokai Dispatch)

Running a business on Molokai can be tough, but it can be easier with healthy money habits, according to financial educator and entrepreneur Helen Wai.

11 Money Mistakes You Probably Don’t Know You’re Making (yahoo! finance)

Three years before reaching retirement age, a friend of mine quit his (full-pension, government) job, and soon began subtracting money from his 401(k) in order to pay off his mortgage.

When buying quality is worth it (sheknows.com)

“What you pay is frequently correlated to what you receive,” says Louis Altman of GlobaFone, a premium provider of global communication solutions.

Ask These Questions and You’ll Stay Out of Debt (Credit Donkey)

It’s easy to make a decision when you don’t put much thought into it. But you may not be pleased with the results, especially when money is involved.

Budget Wars: Coming to a Solution When Partners Disagree (smartycents)

A 2012 study conducted by Kansas State University has confirmed what many have speculated for years—arguments about money are the top predictor of divorce.

6 Ways We Betray Our Budgets…And Clever Way to Stop (Marshall News)

We all know the feeling after booking a flight to the beach or downing second glass of post-raise celebratory champagne—we’re ready to spend.

When is taking on debt wise? (Smart Money)

At Bankrate we strive to help you make smarter financial decisions. While we adhere to strict editorial integrity, this post may contain references to products from our partners. Here’s an explanation for how we make money.

Money Habitudes is the topic for next Curiosity Club (The Marshall Democrat-News)

People unexpectedly began sharing their stories and secrets about money with Syble Solomon during workshops on life transitions. Seemingly rational, intelligent men and women would confide their irrational behavior related to money. Even though they knew better, they would continue to make poor money choices.

Bridging the Gap between Money and Our Emotional Messages (AFCPE)

When individuals seem to be facing the same financial challenges repeatedly, it’s a good bet that their behavior is actually fulfilling an important emotional need.

Easy Ways To Approach Hard Conversations (MyNDTALK)

Why is money such a complex topic? What did we learn about money as children? What is our internal money language?

Marriage Matters: Copping a ‘Habitude’ (Sturgis Journal)

We discovered a cool tool at the Smart Marriages conference for helping couples uncover what really drives money issues in a marriage: Money Habitudes cards … The conversation that started was, well, priceless.

10 Ways to Finally Avoid Overspending (Credit Donkey)

Syble Solomon, a personal-finance consultant and founder of LifeWise Strategies, let us in on the sneaky ways our psychology can fool us into overspending.

Book Review – Mind Over Money: Overcoming the Money Disorders That Threaten Our Financial Health by Brad Klontz, Psy.D. and Ted Klontz, Ph.D.

Even though the book is chock full of references to research in fields such as psychotherapy, the social sciences, neurobiology, finance and economics, their style of sharing information feels more like listening to and learning from an engaging, non-judgmental friend than reading a book about serious financial behavior.

“Book Review: Money Habitudes™: A Guide for Professionals working With Money Related Issues” (International Journal of Consumer Studies)

Solomon has succeeded in creating a unique way to help people who are struggling with debt to overcome their inhibitions so they can open up and gain insights that will help them take control of their money…I feel confident recommending this tool…It looks like an exciting new way to help people discover their hidden habits and attitudes about money, freeing them to embark on a more empowering future financial life…

Color of Money Live web chat with Michelle Singletary (Washington Post)

Washington Post personal finance columnist Michelle Singletary offers her advice and answers your questions. My guest will be Syble Solomon, creator of the card game, Money Habitudes, and my December Color of Money Book Club pick.

Card Game Draws Out Your Attitudes About Money (Washington Post)

We don’t talk about money enough … This simple but extraordinarily insightful game is the Color of Money Book Club selection for December.

Reliability of Money Habitudes (National Council on Family Relations)

The purpose of the Money Habitudes activity is to get people talking about their habits and attitudes when it comes to money. This can be especially helpful when working with couples. This study will present evidence for the reliability analysis of the Money Habitudes statements used in the activity.

Money Habitudes Encourages Constructive Discussions About Money for the Holiday Season

On the eve of the winter holidays, LifeWise releases its latest list of conversation starters to think about money in a constructive way.

Producer of Leading Conversation-Starter Card Game Promotes Regular, Proactive Money Discussions: Summer Vacation (Press release)

Because money plays such a central role in our lives, people benefit by talking proactively about potential money issues instead of waiting until there is a critical need to discuss finances.

Syble Solomon wins Award for Outstanding Contributions to Financial Education for Youth (Press Release)

Syble Solomon has worked with young people in North Carolina and across the United States to help them understand their money personalities and have great conversations with their peers and family about money,” says Tami Hinton, President of the North Carolina Jump$tart Coalition.

Understanding Why We Spend What We Spend: Habits and Attitudes Behind Spending (Institute of Consumer Financial Education)

Once people understand their own money habits and attitudes, they begin to see why they spend the way they do. Perhaps it is to feel secure, to present a positive image, or to feel good by giving to others.

Take charge of your money with the Personal Financial Management Program (Camp Lejeune News)

The program also hosts workshops including taking control of your finances, Money Habitudes, credit and debt management, car buying, investment basics, understanding your thrift savings plan and home buying and selling.

Reviewing Your Holiday Shopping Skills (Military.com)

Let’s talk about how to look at holiday shopping as a learning experience so next year your holidays will be less stressful and less costly.

New Marine Corps Financial Education Training Focuses on Habits and Attitudes About Money (Press & News)

Through a contract with the U.S. Marine Corps, Money Habitudes® materials are now being used as the foundation of an innovative new Marine Corps personal financial education training course called Your Money Personality.

A tool for dealing with debt (AFCPE Forum)

Money Habitudes™ cards can help practitioners and clients quickly discover the emotional aspects underlying out-of-control debt

Money and Marriage (AFCPE Conference Proceedings)

Monthly Savings Plan: Your Savings Calendar (Credit Donkey)

It’s common practice to whip out the credit card in the weeks before the gift-giving season; 57 percent of parents said they’d take on debt to buy gifts for their children in 2013, according to one study, while 37 percent of adults planned to use credit cards to fund their holiday spending, according to a CreditDonkey study.

Playing Cards: A New Tool (Ontario Association Credit Counseling Services-Connections)

There are times when a speaker comes along and you say to yourself, “She’s been there-done that.”

Uncovering Your Client’s Hidden Money Attitudes (Horsesmouth)

Horsesmouth – Understand your clients, build trust, and problem-solve with “Money Habitudes,” a quick and fun financial planning tool.

Helping Clients Talk About Money (NAPFA Advisor)

Just sharing basic financial information with a planner can feel like giving up control and power. It requires really trusting someone whom you (typically) know only through a referral.

How to Attract and Retain Women Clients (Research)

The first time I sat down with a financial advisor I was 41 — and it was a big step for me. Although my husband and I discussed our investments, I felt incompetent and took no responsibility for decision-making. I was caught in Neverland — sounding assertive like modern woman, while acting out my role as Cinderella, letting Prince Charming rescue me and take care of our finances. Old messages are hard to shake!

How Money Habitudes Affect Financial Decisions (NFL Players Association)

If you’ve ever questioned why you feel conflicted, confused or overwhelmed about money, you aren’t alone. In fact, many people struggle with financial decisions daily.

Make it your new year’s resolution to sort out your finances (Financial Times)

Money coach Syble Solomon has developed a game called Money Habitudes to help people work out their dominant motivation (including planning, security, status, giving, carefree, or spontaneous).

Book Review – Mind Over Money: Overcoming the Money Disorders That Threaten Our Financial Health by Brad Klontz, Psy.D. and Ted Klontz, Ph.D.

Even though the book is chock full of references to research in fields such as psychotherapy, the social sciences, neurobiology, finance and economics, their style of sharing information feels more like listening to and learning from an engaging, non-judgmental friend than reading a book about serious financial behavior.

Money Habitudes Can Make or Break a Business (BIZlife)

Money issues are inevitable. As in a marriage, by the time you start arguing it may be too late! Be proactive and have that talk before money issues ruin both your business and your relationship.

New Marine Corps Financial Education Training Focuses on Habits and Attitudes About Money (Press & News)

Through a contract with the U.S. Marine Corps, Money Habitudes® materials are now being used as the foundation of an innovative new Marine Corps personal financial education training course called Your Money Personality.

A tool for dealing with debt (AFCPE Forum)

Money Habitudes™ cards can help practitioners and clients quickly discover the emotional aspects underlying out-of-control debt

Money and Marriage (AFCPE Conference Proceedings)

Playing Cards: A New Tool (Ontario Association Credit Counseling Services-Connections)

There are times when a speaker comes along and you say to yourself, “She’s been there-done that.”

Three Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Making A Purchase (Life Hacker)

If you can relate to the proverbial hamster on a wheel in your quest to have a bigger house, or nicer clothes, science can explain why.

Price: 10 tips to help you talk about money

I met today’s guest columnist years ago and I have no idea what took me so long to ask her to write this column for us. Syble Solomon is the creator of Money Habitudes,..

Gamification: How mobile games can help you reach your financial goals (Bankrate)

The Eagles and the Patriots weren’t the only ones hoping for a big win on 2018’s Super Bowl Sunday. Thousands of people were competing for a chance to walk away with a cash prize from Ally Bank.

11 Money Mistakes You Probably Don’t Know You’re Making (yahoo! finance)

Three years before reaching retirement age, a friend of mine quit his (full-pension, government) job, and soon began subtracting money from his 401(k) in order to pay off his mortgage.

When buying quality is worth it (sheknows.com)

“What you pay is frequently correlated to what you receive,” says Louis Altman of GlobaFone, a premium provider of global communication solutions.

4 times it’s OK to lie to your kids about money (Market Watch)

It’s an indisputable truth: Many parents lie to their kids about money. In theory, we know for the most part, that’s a no-no, but there are some instances where it’s acceptable to be less-than-truthful to your children about money, experts say.

Friend Money Interventions: A Good Idea? (Forbes)

One night, Sarah, a veterinarian in her thirties, was having dinner with Laura, a close friend since high school.

5 ways to talk about money with your family this Thanksgiving (Deseret News)

DeseretNews.com talked to Syble Solomon, creator of the Money Habitudes conversation starters, to find out what she thought about talking money at Thanksgiving.

When is taking on debt wise? (Smart Money)

At Bankrate we strive to help you make smarter financial decisions. While we adhere to strict editorial integrity, this post may contain references to products from our partners. Here’s an explanation for how we make money.

Family + Money = Happiness?! (Redbook)

You’re arguing about security, control, love, rejection, and all the other things money represents,” says Syble Solomon, the creator of Money Habitudes.

Money Habitudes WHQR – Midday Interview

Syble Solomon tells us about Money Habitudes.

Book Review – Mind Over Money: Overcoming the Money Disorders That Threaten Our Financial Health by Brad Klontz, Psy.D. and Ted Klontz, Ph.D.

Even though the book is chock full of references to research in fields such as psychotherapy, the social sciences, neurobiology, finance and economics, their style of sharing information feels more like listening to and learning from an engaging, non-judgmental friend than reading a book about serious financial behavior.

Six Faces of Giving (Barnabas Foundation)

Rev. Phil Leo and Syble Solomon, creator of Money Habitude$, discuss the six faces of giving and how knowing your “money habitude” impacts generosity.

Money Habitudes Encourages Constructive Discussions About Money for the Holiday Season

On the eve of the winter holidays, LifeWise releases its latest list of conversation starters to think about money in a constructive way.

Producer of Leading Conversation-Starter Card Game Promotes Regular, Proactive Money Discussions: Summer Vacation (Press release)

Because money plays such a central role in our lives, people benefit by talking proactively about potential money issues instead of waiting until there is a critical need to discuss finances.

Money Habitudes Can Make or Break a Business (BIZlife)

Money issues are inevitable. As in a marriage, by the time you start arguing it may be too late! Be proactive and have that talk before money issues ruin both your business and your relationship.

Money Habitudes Encourages Constructive Discussions About Money for Back-to-School (Press release)

Company behind popular Money Habitudes cards encourages people to think about money with a list of reasons specific to the back-to-school season. Good conversations about money and finances happen when they are proactive and constructive. Assessing one’s habits and attitudes related to money in a fun, non-threatening manner can be an effective first step in […]

Financial Coaching Training Curricula: Field Inventory and Summary Brief (Center for Financial Security, University of Wisconisn-Madison)

This brief seeks to provide an inventory of the growing field of financial coaching training programs available, to differentiate the various ways that training is being delivered, and to offer comparisons of those training curricula.

How to Deal With Money Shaming (U.S. News )

It’s one of those things that happens to everyone, except maybe hermits: being criticized about how you spend your money

10 Ways to Finally Avoid Overspending (Credit Donkey)

We’re all creatures of habit. Many of these patterns develop subconsciously, making them even harder to kick. Maybe you’re the type of person who always splurges on purchases after a bad day.

Foster Care Alums Weigh In: Building a Better Exit Plan (Annie E. Casey Foundation)

Every year in America, nearly 24,000 young adults age out of foster care. The transition isn’t an easy one. Many youth are thrust into independence at age 18 —and into a world rife with instability, where the risk of unemployment and homelessness is high and shoulders of support are sometimes nonexistent.

How well do you know your dough? (Durango Herald)

If Durango High School students come home next week asking how well their parents know their dough, they won’t be asking about bread.

Utah children sharpen their financial literacy over summer (The Salt Lake Tribune)

American Fork • When the heat takes over and school’s out for summer, many kids long to spend the day splashing carefree in pools. More than 50 Utah County teens, however, chose a different diversion this week: learning financial literacy in an air-conditioned, corporate conference room.

Conversation Starters for Beyond the Thanksgiving Table (New York Times)

I was more intrigued by a more outward-facing statement: “I am frequently amazed at how much money some of the people my age spend on themselves.” Some great follow-up parental questions present themselves immediately: Whose money are those other kids spending, really? On what? Should we limit your spending, even if it’s money you earned?

Money Avoider? Giver? What’s Your Money Personality, Kathy Sweedler, University of Illinois Extension

Money and the holidays. For some of us, we happily swing into the spending mode. I look forward to the excuse to buy people gifts and spend money on treats. Each store I walk into is full of tempting, fun, creative, and exciting things all waiting for me! One of my strong money personalities is “giving” and this is my season.

Student Financial Literacy: Campus-Based Program Development 2012 Edition by Dorothy B. Durban and Sonya L. Britt, Editors

This card-style, game-like tool aids people in understanding their habits and attitudes towards money. It also highlights the how, when, and why people use money, especially concerning saving and spending.

Card Game Draws Out Your Attitudes About Money (Washington Post)

We don’t talk about money enough … This simple but extraordinarily insightful game is the Color of Money Book Club selection for December.

Financial Coaching Training Curricula: Field Inventory and Summary Brief (Center for Financial Security, University of Wisconisn-Madison)

This brief seeks to provide an inventory of the growing field of financial coaching training programs available, to differentiate the various ways that training is being delivered, and to offer comparisons of those training curricula.

Let’s Talk About Money, Honey: What would it take for you to feel financially secure? (Military.com)

What would it take for you to feel financially secure? And, have you shared your thoughts with your spouse? This simple conversation could be the first step to finding a workable solution to disagreements about money. It’s common for husbands and wives to define security quite differently and if their definitions are miles apart, it can mean a bumpy road ahead.

Let’s Talk About Getting the Best Deal (Military.com)

Let’s talk about how you can take charge to get the best deal when you want a loan. You may assume that a Realtor™ has the connections and expertise to get you the best deal and that may be true, but not necessarily.

Let’s Not Talk About Money: Let’s talk about messages from home (Military.com)

Let’s talk about messages from home. One day when I was eight years old, my mom sent me to the corner grocery store to buy a few things. On the way home I managed to lose $10. We retraced my steps but the money was nowhere to be found. My mother just sat down and wept.

Let’s Talk About Being Successful (Military.com)

Let’s talk about being successful. Now that most New Year’s resolutions have faded into a distant memory, choose one little thing that you know you can accomplish and do it. Small successes feel much better than frustration or guilt for not accomplishing an unattainable goal. Plus, small successes lead to big successes.

Boomer Love: How is the ‘Free Love’ Generation Doing Now? (Consumer Affairs)

Our younger years were defined by protests, free thinking, changing the world, and, for some, by free love. But by 2006, a U.S.

Making Money Matter (Molokai Dispatch)

Running a business on Molokai can be tough, but it can be easier with healthy money habits, according to financial educator and entrepreneur Helen Wai.

How Financial Difficulties Affect Marriage (For Your Marriage)

Pete and Jenny were married for seven years when Pete’s job was downsized. He was out of work for eight months while car payments, school debt and credit card bills piled up.

How to Stop Fighting Over Money (Real Simple)

Learn how to agree on your household finances with your significant other.

Budget Wars: Coming to a Solution When Partners Disagree (smartycents)

A 2012 study conducted by Kansas State University has confirmed what many have speculated for years—arguments about money are the top predictor of divorce.

How To Fight Over Money, According To The Experts

What makes money such a raw topic, and how can you fight less about it? We asked experts for their thoughts. Understand that money arguments aren’t really about money.

Friend Money Interventions: A Good Idea? (Forbes)

One night, Sarah, a veterinarian in her thirties, was having dinner with Laura, a close friend since high school.

In Love? 9 Financial Facts To Know About Your Partner Before Commitment (Forbes)

Valentine’s Day is coming up, so engagements are on at least a few people’s minds. A 2013 study found that six million people were planning to pop the question or expecting to answer on cupid’s holiday.

Navigating 6 Super Awkward Money Situations With Friends (HERMONEY)

Few things are as divisive as money. Learn how to navigate these six awkward money situations that can cause friction between friends.

Embedding Job And Career Advancement Services In Healthy Marriage Programs (Administration for Children & Families)

The family environment in which children are raised can affect their later decisions in every area of life, from education and employment to marriage and childbearing.

Financial Management Practices and Conflict Management Styles of Couples in Great Marriages (Utah State University)

The verbiage couples in great marriages used to describe how they disagreed over financial issues suggests that educators could teach more about money habitudes, habits and attitudes surrounding money, rather than specific financial practices (see staging-moneyhabitudes.temp312.kinsta.cloud).

Discussing Your Money Attitudes (The Intelligencer, Wheeling News-Register)

One of the main causes of couple conflict is the question of how to save or spend money. Many of their attitudes and their habits are a result of their personalities or learned from their families. Often individuals have great goals to use their money for one thing and end up not reaching their goal because they spend the money on something else.

Family + Money = Happiness?! (Redbook)

You’re arguing about security, control, love, rejection, and all the other things money represents,” says Syble Solomon, the creator of Money Habitudes.

Easy Ways To Approach Hard Conversations (MyNDTALK)

Why is money such a complex topic? What did we learn about money as children? What is our internal money language?

Fighting About Money? Beware! (Psychology Today)

Money Habitudes cards offer a fun way to can help couples to build a foundation of mutual understanding, respect and even good humor vis a vis their differing money habits and attitudes. After playing with Money Habitudes cards, subsequent discussions about money issues are likely to feel less emotionally loaded.

When a Spender Marries a Saver (Crosswalks.com)

When it comes to couples and money, opposites do attract. In fact, researchers found that while people hope to marry someone with a money style similar to their own, they more often than not marry their financial opposite.

Parting Ways: 10 Tips for Counseling Clients Through Divorce

If you’re working around finances, the chances are good that your work and advising will touch on divorce. Here are some tips to think about it the right way.

How to Use the Money Habitudes Cards in Marriage Education Programs

The Money Habitudes (2003) cards can be used in a variety of marriage education programs to assist couples and families in evaluating their habits and attitudes toward money.

Make it your new year’s resolution to sort out your finances (Financial Times)

Money coach Syble Solomon has developed a game called Money Habitudes to help people work out their dominant motivation (including planning, security, status, giving, carefree, or spontaneous).

Color of Money Live web chat with Michelle Singletary (Washington Post)

Washington Post personal finance columnist Michelle Singletary offers her advice and answers your questions. My guest will be Syble Solomon, creator of the card game, Money Habitudes, and my December Color of Money Book Club pick.

Money Habitudes Encourages Constructive Discussions About Money for the Holiday Season

On the eve of the winter holidays, LifeWise releases its latest list of conversation starters to think about money in a constructive way.

Producer of Leading Conversation-Starter Card Game Promotes Regular, Proactive Money Discussions: Summer Vacation (Press release)

Because money plays such a central role in our lives, people benefit by talking proactively about potential money issues instead of waiting until there is a critical need to discuss finances.

Talk To Your Honey About Money! (The New Relationship Reality Show-WebTalk Radio)

January is the most stressful month when it comes to our finances. Those stresses explode when the money issues exist within a relationship.

Today’s Actions Determine Tomorrow’s Options (Washington Woman)

The way you manage money can tell a lot about who you are and how you achieve or sabotage your financial and life goals. If you can enjoy your money, are well-informed about it and manage it well to meet your short- and long-term needs, chances are you will feel secure, have balance in your life and achieve your goals.

Money and Marriage (AFCPE Conference Proceedings)

New Book Helps Therapists and Counselors Talk About Money (Press release)

“Bringing Money Into the Conversation” serves as a how-to guide for professionals working with clients with issues related to money January 28, 2013 (Wilmington, NC) – LifeWise Strategies, LLC and Loose Change Financial Therapy, Inc. announce the publication of “Bringing Money Into the Conversation: A Quick Start for Therapists.” Co-authored by Syble Solomon and Amanda […]

Money Habitudes Wins Smart Marriages Impact Award (Press Release)

Money Habitudes, the popular deck of conversation-starter cards to help couples talk about money are recognized as an important and unique tool in combating divorce and fostering healthy marriages. Wilmington, NC, June 16, 2009 — LifeWise announces that the company’s Money Habitudes cards has received the Smart Marriages 2009 Impact Award. The award recognizes those whose […]

How to Deal With Money Shaming (U.S. News )

It’s one of those things that happens to everyone, except maybe hermits: being criticized about how you spend your money

The Financial Education Tool Kit: Helping Teachers Meet State- Mandated Personal Finance Requirements

States are recognizing the need for personal financial education and have begun requiring it as a condition for high school graduation. Responding to teacher requests to help them meet state-mandated financial education requirements, FCS educators in the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service developed a financial education tool kit. This article describes the contents of the tool kit and its many uses.

Budgeting and Personal Finance Classes in Relationship Education

Through its HHS-ACF grant, First Things First collaborates with community organizations and businesses to implement workshops that encourage and support healthy relationships. These relationship classes are for married couples, teens, non-married expectant parents, engaged couples, and singles, as well as married couples in distress.

Embedding Job and Career Advancement Services in Healthy Marriage Programs: Lessons from Two Programs in PACT

This brief provides a general overview of the two Healthy Marriage (HM) grantees involved in the Parents and Children Together Evaluation (PACT), provides participation rates in services, and documents how the two grantees integrated job and career advancement services for parenting couples into their programs.

Training Social Workers and Human Service Professionals to Address the Complex Financial Needs of Clients (Journal of Social Work Education)

In social work and other community-based human services settings, clients often present with complex financial problems. As a need for more formal training is beginning to be addressed, evaluation of existing training is important, and this study evaluates outcomes from the Financial Stability Pathway (FSP) project. Designed to prepare professionals with the knowledge, attitudes, and skills to effectively assess and respond to clients’ financial problems, we evaluated the FSP using a one-group pre-, post-, and follow-up design.

A Theoretical Approach to Financial Therapy: The Development of the Ford Financial Empowerment Model

The purpose of this paper is to introduce an integrative approach to working with clients experiencing problems related to financial disempowerment. The multi-phase model integrates three theoretically-driven psychotherapy approaches, including cognitive behavioral, narrative, and Virginia Satir’s experiential therapies, and financial counseling techniques to increase one’s sense of financial empowerment. A case study is included to demonstrate the applicability and effectiveness of the model.
Money Habitudes is used by both financial planners and financial educators as well as therapists, counselors and coaches (and at integrative financial therapy centers) because it addresses not just money, but the psychology behind spending and saving. It helps clients and patients better understand themselves and gives professionals a non-judgmental way to start important, breakthrough conversations.

Financial Coaching Training Curricula: Field Inventory and Summary Brief (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

In the last decade there has been a growth in services that use the term “coaching” to provide some form of support for financial issues. With this growth and development of the field of financial coaching comes the increased demand and need for financial coaching training opportunities.

Financial Management Practices and Conflict Management Styles of Couples in Great Marriages (Utah State University)

The verbiage couples in great marriages used to describe how they disagreed over financial issues suggests that educators could teach more about money habitudes, habits and attitudes surrounding money, rather than specific financial practices (see staging-moneyhabitudes.temp312.kinsta.cloud).

Training Social Workers & Human Service Professionals to Address the Complex Financial Needs of Clients (Journal of Social Work Education)

Two participants reported developing or updating existing training on financial issues for clients to include values and beliefs about money and the use of Money Habitudes, a card-based intervention tool taught in the training sessions.

How to Use the Money Habitudes Cards in Marriage Education Programs

The Money Habitudes (2003) cards can be used in a variety of marriage education programs to assist couples and families in evaluating their habits and attitudes toward money.

“Book Review: Money Habitudes™: A Guide for Professionals working With Money Related Issues” (International Journal of Consumer Studies)

Solomon has succeeded in creating a unique way to help people who are struggling with debt to overcome their inhibitions so they can open up and gain insights that will help them take control of their money…I feel confident recommending this tool…It looks like an exciting new way to help people discover their hidden habits and attitudes about money, freeing them to embark on a more empowering future financial life…

Reliability Analysis of Money Habitudes

Each Habitude or “domain” was analyzed using Cronbach’s alpha procedures. Results showed all six domains had acceptable levels of reliability. Family finance and consumer science Extension agents can feel confident in using the Money Habitudes tool with individuals and couples.

Evaluation of a Continuing Education Training on Client Financial Capability (Journal of Social Work Education)

We followed the Money Habitudes approach to talking with clients about money in a nonjudgmental way, which is designed to build trust and rapport.

Reliability of Money Habitudes (National Council on Family Relations)

The purpose of the Money Habitudes activity is to get people talking about their habits and attitudes when it comes to money. This can be especially helpful when working with couples. This study will present evidence for the reliability analysis of the Money Habitudes statements used in the activity.

Financial Coaching Training Curricula: Field Inventory and Summary Brief (Center for Financial Security, University of Wisconisn-Madison)

This brief seeks to provide an inventory of the growing field of financial coaching training programs available, to differentiate the various ways that training is being delivered, and to offer comparisons of those training curricula.

Practitioner Profile (Journal of Financial Therapy)

Syble Solomon is a speaker on the psychology of money and the founder and president of LifeWise Strategies. She is best known for Money Habitudes® a deck of cards (and now an online version) that makes it easy to talk about money and discover what motivates our financial behaviors.

Financial Coaching Training Curricula: Field Inventory and Summary Brief (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

In the last decade there has been a growth in services that use the term “coaching” to provide some form of support for financial issues. With this growth and development of the field of financial coaching comes the increased demand and need for financial coaching training opportunities.

Could a Game Help With Your Money Attitudes? (thinkmarriage.org)

What are your money habits? What money habits did you bring into your marriage? Did you ever hear your parents say: don’t tell dad or don’t tell mom? How did that affect your future dance with money?

Couples say they’re talking about money – survey says not (Market Watch)

What’s your spouse’s salary? If you don’t know, you’re not alone — almost half of surveyed couples couldn’t get the answer right — but that lack of knowledge may be a sign of deeper money problems in your relationship.

Three Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Making A Purchase (Life Hacker)

If you can relate to the proverbial hamster on a wheel in your quest to have a bigger house, or nicer clothes, science can explain why.

6 Ways We Betray Our Budgets…And Clever Way to Stop (Marshall News)

We all know the feeling after booking a flight to the beach or downing second glass of post-raise celebratory champagne—we’re ready to spend.

Training Social Workers & Human Service Professionals to Address the Complex Financial Needs of Clients (Journal of Social Work Education)

Two participants reported developing or updating existing training on financial issues for clients to include values and beliefs about money and the use of Money Habitudes, a card-based intervention tool taught in the training sessions.

Fighting About Money? Beware! (Psychology Today)

Money Habitudes cards offer a fun way to can help couples to build a foundation of mutual understanding, respect and even good humor vis a vis their differing money habits and attitudes. After playing with Money Habitudes cards, subsequent discussions about money issues are likely to feel less emotionally loaded.

Parting Ways: 10 Tips for Counseling Clients Through Divorce

If you’re working around finances, the chances are good that your work and advising will touch on divorce. Here are some tips to think about it the right way.

How to Use the Money Habitudes Cards in Marriage Education Programs

The Money Habitudes (2003) cards can be used in a variety of marriage education programs to assist couples and families in evaluating their habits and attitudes toward money.

Practitioner Profile: An Interview with Syble Solomon

Syble Solomon is a speaker on the psychology of money and the founder and president of LifeWise Strategies. She is best known for Money Habitudes® a deck of cards (and now an online version) that makes it easy to talk about money and discover what motivates our financial behaviors.

Money Habitudes WHQR – Midday Interview

Syble Solomon tells us about Money Habitudes.

Make it your new year’s resolution to sort out your finances (Financial Times)

Money coach Syble Solomon has developed a game called Money Habitudes to help people work out their dominant motivation (including planning, security, status, giving, carefree, or spontaneous).

Book Review – Mind Over Money: Overcoming the Money Disorders That Threaten Our Financial Health by Brad Klontz, Psy.D. and Ted Klontz, Ph.D.

Even though the book is chock full of references to research in fields such as psychotherapy, the social sciences, neurobiology, finance and economics, their style of sharing information feels more like listening to and learning from an engaging, non-judgmental friend than reading a book about serious financial behavior.

Color of Money Live web chat with Michelle Singletary (Washington Post)

Washington Post personal finance columnist Michelle Singletary offers her advice and answers your questions. My guest will be Syble Solomon, creator of the card game, Money Habitudes, and my December Color of Money Book Club pick.

Evaluation of a Continuing Education Training on Client Financial Capability (Journal of Social Work Education)

We followed the Money Habitudes approach to talking with clients about money in a nonjudgmental way, which is designed to build trust and rapport.

Card Game Draws Out Your Attitudes About Money (Washington Post)

We don’t talk about money enough … This simple but extraordinarily insightful game is the Color of Money Book Club selection for December.

Money Habitudes Encourages Constructive Discussions About Money for the New Year (Press release)

Talking about money–one of the most daunting conversations–helps people get help, support and personal understanding in order to achieve their financial goals for New Year’s.

Talk To Your Honey About Money! (The New Relationship Reality Show-WebTalk Radio)

January is the most stressful month when it comes to our finances. Those stresses explode when the money issues exist within a relationship.

Understanding Why We Spend What We Spend: Habits and Attitudes Behind Spending (Institute of Consumer Financial Education)

Once people understand their own money habits and attitudes, they begin to see why they spend the way they do. Perhaps it is to feel secure, to present a positive image, or to feel good by giving to others.

Today’s Actions Determine Tomorrow’s Options (Washington Woman)

The way you manage money can tell a lot about who you are and how you achieve or sabotage your financial and life goals. If you can enjoy your money, are well-informed about it and manage it well to meet your short- and long-term needs, chances are you will feel secure, have balance in your life and achieve your goals.

Money and Marriage (AFCPE Conference Proceedings)

Playing Cards: A New Tool (Ontario Association Credit Counseling Services-Connections)

There are times when a speaker comes along and you say to yourself, “She’s been there-done that.”

Adult ADHD-Focused Couple Therapy: Clinical Interventions

In recent years, attention has expanded to the realm of adult ADHD and the havoc it can wreak on many aspects of adult life, including driving safety, financial management….

Media Coverage

The Financial Education Tool Kit: Helping Teachers Meet State- Mandated Personal Finance Requirements

States are recognizing the need for personal financial education and have begun requiring it as a condition for high school graduation. Responding to teacher requests to help them meet state-mandated financial education requirements, FCS educators in the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service developed a financial education tool kit. This article describes the contents of the tool kit and its many uses.

Budgeting and Personal Finance Classes in Relationship Education

Through its HHS-ACF grant, First Things First collaborates with community organizations and businesses to implement workshops that encourage and support healthy relationships. These relationship classes are for married couples, teens, non-married expectant parents, engaged couples, and singles, as well as married couples in distress.

Embedding Job and Career Advancement Services in Healthy Marriage Programs: Lessons from Two Programs in PACT

This brief provides a general overview of the two Healthy Marriage (HM) grantees involved in the Parents and Children Together Evaluation (PACT), provides participation rates in services, and documents how the two grantees integrated job and career advancement services for parenting couples into their programs.

Training Social Workers and Human Service Professionals to Address the Complex Financial Needs of Clients (Journal of Social Work Education)

In social work and other community-based human services settings, clients often present with complex financial problems. As a need for more formal training is beginning to be addressed, evaluation of existing training is important, and this study evaluates outcomes from the Financial Stability Pathway (FSP) project. Designed to prepare professionals with the knowledge, attitudes, and skills to effectively assess and respond to clients’ financial problems, we evaluated the FSP using a one-group pre-, post-, and follow-up design.

A Theoretical Approach to Financial Therapy: The Development of the Ford Financial Empowerment Model

The purpose of this paper is to introduce an integrative approach to working with clients experiencing problems related to financial disempowerment. The multi-phase model integrates three theoretically-driven psychotherapy approaches, including cognitive behavioral, narrative, and Virginia Satir’s experiential therapies, and financial counseling techniques to increase one’s sense of financial empowerment. A case study is included to demonstrate the applicability and effectiveness of the model.
Money Habitudes is used by both financial planners and financial educators as well as therapists, counselors and coaches (and at integrative financial therapy centers) because it addresses not just money, but the psychology behind spending and saving. It helps clients and patients better understand themselves and gives professionals a non-judgmental way to start important, breakthrough conversations.

Tips for Service Providers: Healthy Financial Management Skills (ResearchGate)

Healthy financial management skills can be strong predictors of happy relationships. Couples who communicate effectively about finances, have little or no debt (or who are actively working toward paying off their debt), and live within their means tend to be more stable and satisfied in their marriages,

You Need to Have These 5 Money Talks Before You Get Married (Deal News)

Nothing kills a romantic mood like money. Having too little of it or arguing about it can create the kind of stress that leads to Splitsville. But many engaged couples who avoid this touchy subject later regret it.

Card game draws out your money attitudes (Washington Post)

We don’t talk about money enough. There are lots of discussions about consumer spending habits, especially this time of year, but the therapeutic conversations that keep people from making major financial blunders often never take place.

When a Spender Marries a Saver (Crosswalks.com)

It’s not just an old saying: When it comes to couples and money, opposites do attract. In fact, researchers at the Wharton School and Northwestern University found that while people hope to marry someone with a money style similar to their own, they more often than not marry their financial opposite.

Practitioner Profile (Journal of Financial Therapy)

Syble Solomon is a speaker on the psychology of money and the founder and president of LifeWise Strategies. She is best known for Money Habitudes® a deck of cards (and now an online version) that makes it easy to talk about money and discover what motivates our financial behaviors.

Financial Coaching Training Curricula: Field Inventory and Summary Brief (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

In the last decade there has been a growth in services that use the term “coaching” to provide some form of support for financial issues. With this growth and development of the field of financial coaching comes the increased demand and need for financial coaching training opportunities.

10 Ways to Finally Avoid Overspending (Credit Donkey)

We’re all creatures of habit. Many of these patterns develop subconsciously, making them even harder to kick. Maybe you’re the type of person who always splurges on purchases after a bad day.

Could a Game Help With Your Money Attitudes? (thinkmarriage.org)

What are your money habits? What money habits did you bring into your marriage? Did you ever hear your parents say: don’t tell dad or don’t tell mom? How did that affect your future dance with money?

Money Avoider? Giver? What’s Your Money Personality, Kathy Sweedler, University of Illinois Extension

Money and the holidays. For some of us, we happily swing into the spending mode. I look forward to the excuse to buy people gifts and spend money on treats. Each store I walk into is full of tempting, fun, creative, and exciting things all waiting for me! One of my strong money personalities is “giving” and this is my season.

Foster Care Alums Weigh In: Building a Better Exit Plan (Annie E. Casey Foundation)

Every year in America, nearly 24,000 young adults age out of foster care. The transition isn’t an easy one. Many youth are thrust into independence at age 18 —and into a world rife with instability, where the risk of unemployment and homelessness is high and shoulders of support are sometimes nonexistent.

My Money: How do I feel about it? (Windsor Star)

I went to my first financial boot camp session armed with a notebook and a calculator. What I needed was a psychologist’s couch.
Step one wasn’t about my bank account balance. It was all about my relationship with money.

Programs teaming up to help single moms (Beloit Daily News)

It’s certainly a tough situation for them (single mothers), experiencing a lot of different issues both from the financial side of things and from the mental health side of things,” Benstead said. “Money and emotion. Money and health. It is all intertwined.

Uncovering Your Client’s Hidden Money Attitudes (Horsesmouth)

Horsesmouth – Understand your clients, build trust, and problem-solve with “Money Habitudes,” a quick and fun financial planning tool.

Couples say they’re talking about money – survey says not (Market Watch)

What’s your spouse’s salary? If you don’t know, you’re not alone — almost half of surveyed couples couldn’t get the answer right — but that lack of knowledge may be a sign of deeper money problems in your relationship.

Three Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Making A Purchase (Life Hacker)

If you can relate to the proverbial hamster on a wheel in your quest to have a bigger house, or nicer clothes, science can explain why.

Boomer Love: How is the ‘Free Love’ Generation Doing Now? (Consumer Affairs)

Our younger years were defined by protests, free thinking, changing the world, and, for some, by free love. But by 2006, a U.S.

Gamification: How mobile games can help you reach your financial goals (Bankrate)

The Eagles and the Patriots weren’t the only ones hoping for a big win on 2018’s Super Bowl Sunday. Thousands of people were competing for a chance to walk away with a cash prize from Ally Bank.

Making Money Matter (Molokai Dispatch)

Running a business on Molokai can be tough, but it can be easier with healthy money habits, according to financial educator and entrepreneur Helen Wai.

11 Money Mistakes You Probably Don’t Know You’re Making (yahoo! finance)

Three years before reaching retirement age, a friend of mine quit his (full-pension, government) job, and soon began subtracting money from his 401(k) in order to pay off his mortgage.

How well do you know your dough? (Durango Herald)

If Durango High School students come home next week asking how well their parents know their dough, they won’t be asking about bread.

When buying quality is worth it (sheknows.com)

“What you pay is frequently correlated to what you receive,” says Louis Altman of GlobaFone, a premium provider of global communication solutions.

How Financial Difficulties Affect Marriage (For Your Marriage)

Pete and Jenny were married for seven years when Pete’s job was downsized. He was out of work for eight months while car payments, school debt and credit card bills piled up.

Ask These Questions and You’ll Stay Out of Debt (Credit Donkey)

It’s easy to make a decision when you don’t put much thought into it. But you may not be pleased with the results, especially when money is involved.

How to Stop Fighting Over Money (Real Simple)

Learn how to agree on your household finances with your significant other.

Budget Wars: Coming to a Solution When Partners Disagree (smartycents)

A 2012 study conducted by Kansas State University has confirmed what many have speculated for years—arguments about money are the top predictor of divorce.

4 times it’s OK to lie to your kids about money (Market Watch)

It’s an indisputable truth: Many parents lie to their kids about money. In theory, we know for the most part, that’s a no-no, but there are some instances where it’s acceptable to be less-than-truthful to your children about money, experts say.

6 Ways We Betray Our Budgets…And Clever Way to Stop (Marshall News)

We all know the feeling after booking a flight to the beach or downing second glass of post-raise celebratory champagne—we’re ready to spend.

Friend Money Interventions: A Good Idea? (Forbes)

One night, Sarah, a veterinarian in her thirties, was having dinner with Laura, a close friend since high school.

In Love? 9 Financial Facts To Know About Your Partner Before Commitment (Forbes)

Valentine’s Day is coming up, so engagements are on at least a few people’s minds. A 2013 study found that six million people were planning to pop the question or expecting to answer on cupid’s holiday.

5 ways to talk about money with your family this Thanksgiving (Deseret News)

DeseretNews.com talked to Syble Solomon, creator of the Money Habitudes conversation starters, to find out what she thought about talking money at Thanksgiving.

Navigating 6 Super Awkward Money Situations With Friends (HERMONEY)

Few things are as divisive as money. Learn how to navigate these six awkward money situations that can cause friction between friends.

When is taking on debt wise? (Smart Money)

At Bankrate we strive to help you make smarter financial decisions. While we adhere to strict editorial integrity, this post may contain references to products from our partners. Here’s an explanation for how we make money.

Embedding Job And Career Advancement Services In Healthy Marriage Programs (Administration for Children & Families)

The family environment in which children are raised can affect their later decisions in every area of life, from education and employment to marriage and childbearing.

Financial Management Practices and Conflict Management Styles of Couples in Great Marriages (Utah State University)

The verbiage couples in great marriages used to describe how they disagreed over financial issues suggests that educators could teach more about money habitudes, habits and attitudes surrounding money, rather than specific financial practices (see staging-moneyhabitudes.temp312.kinsta.cloud).

Discussing Your Money Attitudes (The Intelligencer, Wheeling News-Register)

One of the main causes of couple conflict is the question of how to save or spend money. Many of their attitudes and their habits are a result of their personalities or learned from their families. Often individuals have great goals to use their money for one thing and end up not reaching their goal because they spend the money on something else.

Family + Money = Happiness?! (Redbook)

You’re arguing about security, control, love, rejection, and all the other things money represents,” says Syble Solomon, the creator of Money Habitudes.

Money Habitudes is the topic for next Curiosity Club (The Marshall Democrat-News)

People unexpectedly began sharing their stories and secrets about money with Syble Solomon during workshops on life transitions. Seemingly rational, intelligent men and women would confide their irrational behavior related to money. Even though they knew better, they would continue to make poor money choices.

Bridging the Gap between Money and Our Emotional Messages (AFCPE)

When individuals seem to be facing the same financial challenges repeatedly, it’s a good bet that their behavior is actually fulfilling an important emotional need.

Training Social Workers & Human Service Professionals to Address the Complex Financial Needs of Clients (Journal of Social Work Education)

Two participants reported developing or updating existing training on financial issues for clients to include values and beliefs about money and the use of Money Habitudes, a card-based intervention tool taught in the training sessions.

Easy Ways To Approach Hard Conversations (MyNDTALK)

Why is money such a complex topic? What did we learn about money as children? What is our internal money language?

Fighting About Money? Beware! (Psychology Today)

Money Habitudes cards offer a fun way to can help couples to build a foundation of mutual understanding, respect and even good humor vis a vis their differing money habits and attitudes. After playing with Money Habitudes cards, subsequent discussions about money issues are likely to feel less emotionally loaded.

When a Spender Marries a Saver (Crosswalks.com)

When it comes to couples and money, opposites do attract. In fact, researchers found that while people hope to marry someone with a money style similar to their own, they more often than not marry their financial opposite.

Marriage Matters: Copping a ‘Habitude’ (Sturgis Journal)

We discovered a cool tool at the Smart Marriages conference for helping couples uncover what really drives money issues in a marriage: Money Habitudes cards … The conversation that started was, well, priceless.

Parting Ways: 10 Tips for Counseling Clients Through Divorce

If you’re working around finances, the chances are good that your work and advising will touch on divorce. Here are some tips to think about it the right way.

Helping Clients Talk About Money (NAPFA Advisor)

Just sharing basic financial information with a planner can feel like giving up control and power. It requires really trusting someone whom you (typically) know only through a referral.

How to Attract and Retain Women Clients (Research)

The first time I sat down with a financial advisor I was 41 — and it was a big step for me. Although my husband and I discussed our investments, I felt incompetent and took no responsibility for decision-making. I was caught in Neverland — sounding assertive like modern woman, while acting out my role as Cinderella, letting Prince Charming rescue me and take care of our finances. Old messages are hard to shake!

How to Use the Money Habitudes Cards in Marriage Education Programs

The Money Habitudes (2003) cards can be used in a variety of marriage education programs to assist couples and families in evaluating their habits and attitudes toward money.

10 Ways to Finally Avoid Overspending (Credit Donkey)

Syble Solomon, a personal-finance consultant and founder of LifeWise Strategies, let us in on the sneaky ways our psychology can fool us into overspending.

Practitioner Profile: An Interview with Syble Solomon

Syble Solomon is a speaker on the psychology of money and the founder and president of LifeWise Strategies. She is best known for Money Habitudes® a deck of cards (and now an online version) that makes it easy to talk about money and discover what motivates our financial behaviors.

How Money Habitudes Affect Financial Decisions (NFL Players Association)

If you’ve ever questioned why you feel conflicted, confused or overwhelmed about money, you aren’t alone. In fact, many people struggle with financial decisions daily.

Money Habitudes WHQR – Midday Interview

Syble Solomon tells us about Money Habitudes.

The Importance of Being Able to Talk About Money (Crosswalks.com)

While there are many steps you can take to improve your marriage or keep it strong, one of the best is to figure out how to talk about money with your spouse. Unfortunately, doing so is not easy because discussing money makes people uncomfortable. After all, as we’re growing up, most people learn not to talk about money instead of how to talk about it.

Student Financial Literacy: Campus-Based Program Development 2012 Edition by Dorothy B. Durban and Sonya L. Britt, Editors

This card-style, game-like tool aids people in understanding their habits and attitudes towards money. It also highlights the how, when, and why people use money, especially concerning saving and spending.

Make it your new year’s resolution to sort out your finances (Financial Times)

Money coach Syble Solomon has developed a game called Money Habitudes to help people work out their dominant motivation (including planning, security, status, giving, carefree, or spontaneous).

Book Review – Mind Over Money: Overcoming the Money Disorders That Threaten Our Financial Health by Brad Klontz, Psy.D. and Ted Klontz, Ph.D.

Even though the book is chock full of references to research in fields such as psychotherapy, the social sciences, neurobiology, finance and economics, their style of sharing information feels more like listening to and learning from an engaging, non-judgmental friend than reading a book about serious financial behavior.

“Book Review: Money Habitudes™: A Guide for Professionals working With Money Related Issues” (International Journal of Consumer Studies)

Solomon has succeeded in creating a unique way to help people who are struggling with debt to overcome their inhibitions so they can open up and gain insights that will help them take control of their money…I feel confident recommending this tool…It looks like an exciting new way to help people discover their hidden habits and attitudes about money, freeing them to embark on a more empowering future financial life…

Color of Money Live web chat with Michelle Singletary (Washington Post)

Washington Post personal finance columnist Michelle Singletary offers her advice and answers your questions. My guest will be Syble Solomon, creator of the card game, Money Habitudes, and my December Color of Money Book Club pick.

Reliability Analysis of Money Habitudes

Each Habitude or “domain” was analyzed using Cronbach’s alpha procedures. Results showed all six domains had acceptable levels of reliability. Family finance and consumer science Extension agents can feel confident in using the Money Habitudes tool with individuals and couples.

Evaluation of a Continuing Education Training on Client Financial Capability (Journal of Social Work Education)

We followed the Money Habitudes approach to talking with clients about money in a nonjudgmental way, which is designed to build trust and rapport.

Card Game Draws Out Your Attitudes About Money (Washington Post)

We don’t talk about money enough … This simple but extraordinarily insightful game is the Color of Money Book Club selection for December.

Reliability of Money Habitudes (National Council on Family Relations)

The purpose of the Money Habitudes activity is to get people talking about their habits and attitudes when it comes to money. This can be especially helpful when working with couples. This study will present evidence for the reliability analysis of the Money Habitudes statements used in the activity.

Six Faces of Giving (Barnabas Foundation)

Rev. Phil Leo and Syble Solomon, creator of Money Habitude$, discuss the six faces of giving and how knowing your “money habitude” impacts generosity.

Money Habitudes Encourages Constructive Discussions About Money for the Holiday Season

On the eve of the winter holidays, LifeWise releases its latest list of conversation starters to think about money in a constructive way.

Money Habitudes Encourages Constructive Discussions About Money for the New Year (Press release)

Talking about money–one of the most daunting conversations–helps people get help, support and personal understanding in order to achieve their financial goals for New Year’s.

Producer of Leading Conversation-Starter Card Game Promotes Regular, Proactive Money Discussions: Summer Vacation (Press release)

Because money plays such a central role in our lives, people benefit by talking proactively about potential money issues instead of waiting until there is a critical need to discuss finances.

Talk To Your Honey About Money! (The New Relationship Reality Show-WebTalk Radio)

January is the most stressful month when it comes to our finances. Those stresses explode when the money issues exist within a relationship.

Syble Solomon wins Award for Outstanding Contributions to Financial Education for Youth (Press Release)

Syble Solomon has worked with young people in North Carolina and across the United States to help them understand their money personalities and have great conversations with their peers and family about money,” says Tami Hinton, President of the North Carolina Jump$tart Coalition.

Understanding Why We Spend What We Spend: Habits and Attitudes Behind Spending (Institute of Consumer Financial Education)

Once people understand their own money habits and attitudes, they begin to see why they spend the way they do. Perhaps it is to feel secure, to present a positive image, or to feel good by giving to others.

Money Habitudes Can Make or Break a Business (BIZlife)

Money issues are inevitable. As in a marriage, by the time you start arguing it may be too late! Be proactive and have that talk before money issues ruin both your business and your relationship.

Today’s Actions Determine Tomorrow’s Options (Washington Woman)

The way you manage money can tell a lot about who you are and how you achieve or sabotage your financial and life goals. If you can enjoy your money, are well-informed about it and manage it well to meet your short- and long-term needs, chances are you will feel secure, have balance in your life and achieve your goals.

Utah children sharpen their financial literacy over summer (The Salt Lake Tribune)

American Fork • When the heat takes over and school’s out for summer, many kids long to spend the day splashing carefree in pools. More than 50 Utah County teens, however, chose a different diversion this week: learning financial literacy in an air-conditioned, corporate conference room.

Conversation Starters for Beyond the Thanksgiving Table (New York Times)

I was more intrigued by a more outward-facing statement: “I am frequently amazed at how much money some of the people my age spend on themselves.” Some great follow-up parental questions present themselves immediately: Whose money are those other kids spending, really? On what? Should we limit your spending, even if it’s money you earned?

Take charge of your money with the Personal Financial Management Program (Camp Lejeune News)

The program also hosts workshops including taking control of your finances, Money Habitudes, credit and debt management, car buying, investment basics, understanding your thrift savings plan and home buying and selling.

Finding Teens’ ‘Tudes (AFCPE Conference Preceedings)

CBS News reported (5/17/07) that U.S. companies are spending nearly eighteen billion advertising dollars annually to target teens and credit card companies are sending college students an average of 25-50 solicitations each semester. Those efforts are working.

Let’s Talk About Money, Honey: What would it take for you to feel financially secure? (Military.com)

What would it take for you to feel financially secure? And, have you shared your thoughts with your spouse? This simple conversation could be the first step to finding a workable solution to disagreements about money. It’s common for husbands and wives to define security quite differently and if their definitions are miles apart, it can mean a bumpy road ahead.

Reviewing Your Holiday Shopping Skills (Military.com)

Let’s talk about how to look at holiday shopping as a learning experience so next year your holidays will be less stressful and less costly.

Let’s Talk About Getting the Best Deal (Military.com)

Let’s talk about how you can take charge to get the best deal when you want a loan. You may assume that a Realtor™ has the connections and expertise to get you the best deal and that may be true, but not necessarily.

Let’s Not Talk About Money: Let’s talk about messages from home (Military.com)

Let’s talk about messages from home. One day when I was eight years old, my mom sent me to the corner grocery store to buy a few things. On the way home I managed to lose $10. We retraced my steps but the money was nowhere to be found. My mother just sat down and wept.

New Marine Corps Financial Education Training Focuses on Habits and Attitudes About Money (Press & News)

Through a contract with the U.S. Marine Corps, Money Habitudes® materials are now being used as the foundation of an innovative new Marine Corps personal financial education training course called Your Money Personality.

Let’s Talk About Different Perspectives (Military.com)

Let’s talk about getting what you want by looking at a situation through the eyes of the other person.

Let’s Talk About Being Successful (Military.com)

Let’s talk about being successful. Now that most New Year’s resolutions have faded into a distant memory, choose one little thing that you know you can accomplish and do it. Small successes feel much better than frustration or guilt for not accomplishing an unattainable goal. Plus, small successes lead to big successes.

Increase Your Earning Power (Military.com)

Let’s talk about increasing your earning power by making a strong, positive impression on others.

A tool for dealing with debt (AFCPE Forum)

Money Habitudes™ cards can help practitioners and clients quickly discover the emotional aspects underlying out-of-control debt

Money and Marriage (AFCPE Conference Proceedings)

Money Habitudes Encourages Constructive Discussions About Money for Back-to-School (Press release)

Company behind popular Money Habitudes cards encourages people to think about money with a list of reasons specific to the back-to-school season. Good conversations about money and finances happen when they are proactive and constructive. Assessing one’s habits and attitudes related to money in a fun, non-threatening manner can be an effective first step in […]

Money Habitudes: How To Be Rich in Life & Love Wins Excellence in Financial Literacy Education Award (Press release)

Engaging and innovative financial education curriculum with a focus on the psychology of money and behavioral economics helps teens with personal finances and relationships. April 19, 2012 (Press Release) – The Dibble Institute and LifeWise Strategies announce that their collaboration, Money Habitudes: How To Be Rich in Life & Love, has won this year’s Excellence […]

New Book Helps Therapists and Counselors Talk About Money (Press release)

“Bringing Money Into the Conversation” serves as a how-to guide for professionals working with clients with issues related to money January 28, 2013 (Wilmington, NC) – LifeWise Strategies, LLC and Loose Change Financial Therapy, Inc. announce the publication of “Bringing Money Into the Conversation: A Quick Start for Therapists.” Co-authored by Syble Solomon and Amanda […]

Monthly Savings Plan: Your Savings Calendar (Credit Donkey)

It’s common practice to whip out the credit card in the weeks before the gift-giving season; 57 percent of parents said they’d take on debt to buy gifts for their children in 2013, according to one study, while 37 percent of adults planned to use credit cards to fund their holiday spending, according to a CreditDonkey study.

Irrational People, Dystopian Film, Integration, Heroism (BYU Radio)

Despite our best intentions, Dr. Peter Ubel says humans often let their emotions over ride reason and end up making irrational decisions. We roll over and hit the snooze button instead of going to the gym, even though we know we’ll feel better if we exercise or lose a bit of weight.

Financial Coaching Training Curricula: Field Inventory and Summary Brief (Center for Financial Security, University of Wisconisn-Madison)

This brief seeks to provide an inventory of the growing field of financial coaching training programs available, to differentiate the various ways that training is being delivered, and to offer comparisons of those training curricula.

Money Habitudes Wins Smart Marriages Impact Award (Press Release)

Money Habitudes, the popular deck of conversation-starter cards to help couples talk about money are recognized as an important and unique tool in combating divorce and fostering healthy marriages. Wilmington, NC, June 16, 2009 — LifeWise announces that the company’s Money Habitudes cards has received the Smart Marriages 2009 Impact Award. The award recognizes those whose […]

Playing Cards: A New Tool (Ontario Association Credit Counseling Services-Connections)

There are times when a speaker comes along and you say to yourself, “She’s been there-done that.”

Adult ADHD-Focused Couple Therapy: Clinical Interventions

In recent years, attention has expanded to the realm of adult ADHD and the havoc it can wreak on many aspects of adult life, including driving safety, financial management….

How to Deal With Money Shaming (U.S. News )

It’s one of those things that happens to everyone, except maybe hermits: being criticized about how you spend your money

Bridging the Gap between Money and Our Emotional Messages (AFCPE)

When individuals seem to be facing the same financial challenges repeatedly, it’s a good bet that their behavior is actually fulfilling an important emotional need.

How to Use the Money Habitudes Cards in Marriage Education Programs

The Money Habitudes (2003) cards can be used in a variety of marriage education programs to assist couples and families in evaluating their habits and attitudes toward money.

The Importance of Being Able to Talk About Money (Crosswalks.com)

While there are many steps you can take to improve your marriage or keep it strong, one of the best is to figure out how to talk about money with your spouse. Unfortunately, doing so is not easy because discussing money makes people uncomfortable. After all, as we’re growing up, most people learn not to talk about money instead of how to talk about it.

Reliability of Money Habitudes (National Council on Family Relations)

The purpose of the Money Habitudes activity is to get people talking about their habits and attitudes when it comes to money. This can be especially helpful when working with couples. This study will present evidence for the reliability analysis of the Money Habitudes statements used in the activity.

Money Habitudes Encourages Constructive Discussions About Money for the Holiday Season

On the eve of the winter holidays, LifeWise releases its latest list of conversation starters to think about money in a constructive way.

Producer of Leading Conversation-Starter Card Game Promotes Regular, Proactive Money Discussions: Summer Vacation (Press release)

Because money plays such a central role in our lives, people benefit by talking proactively about potential money issues instead of waiting until there is a critical need to discuss finances.

Understanding Why We Spend What We Spend: Habits and Attitudes Behind Spending (Institute of Consumer Financial Education)

Once people understand their own money habits and attitudes, they begin to see why they spend the way they do. Perhaps it is to feel secure, to present a positive image, or to feel good by giving to others.

Money Habitudes Can Make or Break a Business (BIZlife)

Money issues are inevitable. As in a marriage, by the time you start arguing it may be too late! Be proactive and have that talk before money issues ruin both your business and your relationship.

Finding Teens’ ‘Tudes (AFCPE Conference Preceedings)

CBS News reported (5/17/07) that U.S. companies are spending nearly eighteen billion advertising dollars annually to target teens and credit card companies are sending college students an average of 25-50 solicitations each semester. Those efforts are working.

Let’s Talk About Money, Honey: What would it take for you to feel financially secure? (Military.com)

What would it take for you to feel financially secure? And, have you shared your thoughts with your spouse? This simple conversation could be the first step to finding a workable solution to disagreements about money. It’s common for husbands and wives to define security quite differently and if their definitions are miles apart, it can mean a bumpy road ahead.

Reviewing Your Holiday Shopping Skills (Military.com)

Let’s talk about how to look at holiday shopping as a learning experience so next year your holidays will be less stressful and less costly.

Let’s Talk About Getting the Best Deal (Military.com)

Let’s talk about how you can take charge to get the best deal when you want a loan. You may assume that a Realtor™ has the connections and expertise to get you the best deal and that may be true, but not necessarily.

Let’s Not Talk About Money: Let’s talk about messages from home (Military.com)

Let’s talk about messages from home. One day when I was eight years old, my mom sent me to the corner grocery store to buy a few things. On the way home I managed to lose $10. We retraced my steps but the money was nowhere to be found. My mother just sat down and wept.

New Marine Corps Financial Education Training Focuses on Habits and Attitudes About Money (Press & News)

Through a contract with the U.S. Marine Corps, Money Habitudes® materials are now being used as the foundation of an innovative new Marine Corps personal financial education training course called Your Money Personality.

How well do you know your dough? (Durango Herald)

If Durango High School students come home next week asking how well their parents know their dough, they won’t be asking about bread.

10 Ways to Finally Avoid Overspending (Credit Donkey)

Syble Solomon, a personal-finance consultant and founder of LifeWise Strategies, let us in on the sneaky ways our psychology can fool us into overspending.

Syble Solomon wins Award for Outstanding Contributions to Financial Education for Youth (Press Release)

Syble Solomon has worked with young people in North Carolina and across the United States to help them understand their money personalities and have great conversations with their peers and family about money,” says Tami Hinton, President of the North Carolina Jump$tart Coalition.

Finding Teens’ ‘Tudes (AFCPE Conference Preceedings)

CBS News reported (5/17/07) that U.S. companies are spending nearly eighteen billion advertising dollars annually to target teens and credit card companies are sending college students an average of 25-50 solicitations each semester. Those efforts are working.

Money Habitudes Encourages Constructive Discussions About Money for Back-to-School (Press release)

Company behind popular Money Habitudes cards encourages people to think about money with a list of reasons specific to the back-to-school season. Good conversations about money and finances happen when they are proactive and constructive. Assessing one’s habits and attitudes related to money in a fun, non-threatening manner can be an effective first step in […]

Money Habitudes: How To Be Rich in Life & Love Wins Excellence in Financial Literacy Education Award (Press release)

Engaging and innovative financial education curriculum with a focus on the psychology of money and behavioral economics helps teens with personal finances and relationships. April 19, 2012 (Press Release) – The Dibble Institute and LifeWise Strategies announce that their collaboration, Money Habitudes: How To Be Rich in Life & Love, has won this year’s Excellence […]

Irrational People, Dystopian Film, Integration, Heroism (BYU Radio)

Despite our best intentions, Dr. Peter Ubel says humans often let their emotions over ride reason and end up making irrational decisions. We roll over and hit the snooze button instead of going to the gym, even though we know we’ll feel better if we exercise or lose a bit of weight.

Card game draws out your money attitudes (Washington Post)

We don’t talk about money enough. There are lots of discussions about consumer spending habits, especially this time of year, but the therapeutic conversations that keep people from making major financial blunders often never take place.

Bridging the Gap between Money and Our Emotional Messages (AFCPE)

When individuals seem to be facing the same financial challenges repeatedly, it’s a good bet that their behavior is actually fulfilling an important emotional need.

10 Ways to Finally Avoid Overspending (Credit Donkey)

Syble Solomon, a personal-finance consultant and founder of LifeWise Strategies, let us in on the sneaky ways our psychology can fool us into overspending.

You Need to Have These 5 Money Talks Before You Get Married (Deal News)

Nothing kills a romantic mood like money. Having too little of it or arguing about it can create the kind of stress that leads to Splitsville. But many engaged couples who avoid this touchy subject later regret it.

When a Spender Marries a Saver (Crosswalks.com)

It’s not just an old saying: When it comes to couples and money, opposites do attract. In fact, researchers at the Wharton School and Northwestern University found that while people hope to marry someone with a money style similar to their own, they more often than not marry their financial opposite.

When a Spender Marries a Saver (Crosswalks.com)

When it comes to couples and money, opposites do attract. In fact, researchers found that while people hope to marry someone with a money style similar to their own, they more often than not marry their financial opposite.

The Importance of Being Able to Talk About Money (Crosswalks.com)

While there are many steps you can take to improve your marriage or keep it strong, one of the best is to figure out how to talk about money with your spouse. Unfortunately, doing so is not easy because discussing money makes people uncomfortable. After all, as we’re growing up, most people learn not to talk about money instead of how to talk about it.

Card game draws out your money attitudes (Washington Post)

We don’t talk about money enough. There are lots of discussions about consumer spending habits, especially this time of year, but the therapeutic conversations that keep people from making major financial blunders often never take place.

My Money: How do I feel about it? (Windsor Star)

I went to my first financial boot camp session armed with a notebook and a calculator. What I needed was a psychologist’s couch.
Step one wasn’t about my bank account balance. It was all about my relationship with money.

Programs teaming up to help single moms (Beloit Daily News)

It’s certainly a tough situation for them (single mothers), experiencing a lot of different issues both from the financial side of things and from the mental health side of things,” Benstead said. “Money and emotion. Money and health. It is all intertwined.

Gamification: How mobile games can help you reach your financial goals (Bankrate)

The Eagles and the Patriots weren’t the only ones hoping for a big win on 2018’s Super Bowl Sunday. Thousands of people were competing for a chance to walk away with a cash prize from Ally Bank.

Making Money Matter (Molokai Dispatch)

Running a business on Molokai can be tough, but it can be easier with healthy money habits, according to financial educator and entrepreneur Helen Wai.

11 Money Mistakes You Probably Don’t Know You’re Making (yahoo! finance)

Three years before reaching retirement age, a friend of mine quit his (full-pension, government) job, and soon began subtracting money from his 401(k) in order to pay off his mortgage.

When buying quality is worth it (sheknows.com)

“What you pay is frequently correlated to what you receive,” says Louis Altman of GlobaFone, a premium provider of global communication solutions.

Ask These Questions and You’ll Stay Out of Debt (Credit Donkey)

It’s easy to make a decision when you don’t put much thought into it. But you may not be pleased with the results, especially when money is involved.

Budget Wars: Coming to a Solution When Partners Disagree (smartycents)

A 2012 study conducted by Kansas State University has confirmed what many have speculated for years—arguments about money are the top predictor of divorce.

6 Ways We Betray Our Budgets…And Clever Way to Stop (Marshall News)

We all know the feeling after booking a flight to the beach or downing second glass of post-raise celebratory champagne—we’re ready to spend.

When is taking on debt wise? (Smart Money)

At Bankrate we strive to help you make smarter financial decisions. While we adhere to strict editorial integrity, this post may contain references to products from our partners. Here’s an explanation for how we make money.

Money Habitudes is the topic for next Curiosity Club (The Marshall Democrat-News)

People unexpectedly began sharing their stories and secrets about money with Syble Solomon during workshops on life transitions. Seemingly rational, intelligent men and women would confide their irrational behavior related to money. Even though they knew better, they would continue to make poor money choices.

Bridging the Gap between Money and Our Emotional Messages (AFCPE)

When individuals seem to be facing the same financial challenges repeatedly, it’s a good bet that their behavior is actually fulfilling an important emotional need.

Easy Ways To Approach Hard Conversations (MyNDTALK)

Why is money such a complex topic? What did we learn about money as children? What is our internal money language?

Marriage Matters: Copping a ‘Habitude’ (Sturgis Journal)

We discovered a cool tool at the Smart Marriages conference for helping couples uncover what really drives money issues in a marriage: Money Habitudes cards … The conversation that started was, well, priceless.

10 Ways to Finally Avoid Overspending (Credit Donkey)

Syble Solomon, a personal-finance consultant and founder of LifeWise Strategies, let us in on the sneaky ways our psychology can fool us into overspending.

Book Review – Mind Over Money: Overcoming the Money Disorders That Threaten Our Financial Health by Brad Klontz, Psy.D. and Ted Klontz, Ph.D.

Even though the book is chock full of references to research in fields such as psychotherapy, the social sciences, neurobiology, finance and economics, their style of sharing information feels more like listening to and learning from an engaging, non-judgmental friend than reading a book about serious financial behavior.

“Book Review: Money Habitudes™: A Guide for Professionals working With Money Related Issues” (International Journal of Consumer Studies)

Solomon has succeeded in creating a unique way to help people who are struggling with debt to overcome their inhibitions so they can open up and gain insights that will help them take control of their money…I feel confident recommending this tool…It looks like an exciting new way to help people discover their hidden habits and attitudes about money, freeing them to embark on a more empowering future financial life…

Color of Money Live web chat with Michelle Singletary (Washington Post)

Washington Post personal finance columnist Michelle Singletary offers her advice and answers your questions. My guest will be Syble Solomon, creator of the card game, Money Habitudes, and my December Color of Money Book Club pick.

Card Game Draws Out Your Attitudes About Money (Washington Post)

We don’t talk about money enough … This simple but extraordinarily insightful game is the Color of Money Book Club selection for December.

Reliability of Money Habitudes (National Council on Family Relations)

The purpose of the Money Habitudes activity is to get people talking about their habits and attitudes when it comes to money. This can be especially helpful when working with couples. This study will present evidence for the reliability analysis of the Money Habitudes statements used in the activity.

Money Habitudes Encourages Constructive Discussions About Money for the Holiday Season

On the eve of the winter holidays, LifeWise releases its latest list of conversation starters to think about money in a constructive way.

Producer of Leading Conversation-Starter Card Game Promotes Regular, Proactive Money Discussions: Summer Vacation (Press release)

Because money plays such a central role in our lives, people benefit by talking proactively about potential money issues instead of waiting until there is a critical need to discuss finances.

Syble Solomon wins Award for Outstanding Contributions to Financial Education for Youth (Press Release)

Syble Solomon has worked with young people in North Carolina and across the United States to help them understand their money personalities and have great conversations with their peers and family about money,” says Tami Hinton, President of the North Carolina Jump$tart Coalition.

Understanding Why We Spend What We Spend: Habits and Attitudes Behind Spending (Institute of Consumer Financial Education)

Once people understand their own money habits and attitudes, they begin to see why they spend the way they do. Perhaps it is to feel secure, to present a positive image, or to feel good by giving to others.

Take charge of your money with the Personal Financial Management Program (Camp Lejeune News)

The program also hosts workshops including taking control of your finances, Money Habitudes, credit and debt management, car buying, investment basics, understanding your thrift savings plan and home buying and selling.

Reviewing Your Holiday Shopping Skills (Military.com)

Let’s talk about how to look at holiday shopping as a learning experience so next year your holidays will be less stressful and less costly.

New Marine Corps Financial Education Training Focuses on Habits and Attitudes About Money (Press & News)

Through a contract with the U.S. Marine Corps, Money Habitudes® materials are now being used as the foundation of an innovative new Marine Corps personal financial education training course called Your Money Personality.

A tool for dealing with debt (AFCPE Forum)

Money Habitudes™ cards can help practitioners and clients quickly discover the emotional aspects underlying out-of-control debt

Money and Marriage (AFCPE Conference Proceedings)

Monthly Savings Plan: Your Savings Calendar (Credit Donkey)

It’s common practice to whip out the credit card in the weeks before the gift-giving season; 57 percent of parents said they’d take on debt to buy gifts for their children in 2013, according to one study, while 37 percent of adults planned to use credit cards to fund their holiday spending, according to a CreditDonkey study.

Playing Cards: A New Tool (Ontario Association Credit Counseling Services-Connections)

There are times when a speaker comes along and you say to yourself, “She’s been there-done that.”

Uncovering Your Client’s Hidden Money Attitudes (Horsesmouth)

Horsesmouth – Understand your clients, build trust, and problem-solve with “Money Habitudes,” a quick and fun financial planning tool.

Helping Clients Talk About Money (NAPFA Advisor)

Just sharing basic financial information with a planner can feel like giving up control and power. It requires really trusting someone whom you (typically) know only through a referral.

How to Attract and Retain Women Clients (Research)

The first time I sat down with a financial advisor I was 41 — and it was a big step for me. Although my husband and I discussed our investments, I felt incompetent and took no responsibility for decision-making. I was caught in Neverland — sounding assertive like modern woman, while acting out my role as Cinderella, letting Prince Charming rescue me and take care of our finances. Old messages are hard to shake!

How Money Habitudes Affect Financial Decisions (NFL Players Association)

If you’ve ever questioned why you feel conflicted, confused or overwhelmed about money, you aren’t alone. In fact, many people struggle with financial decisions daily.

Make it your new year’s resolution to sort out your finances (Financial Times)

Money coach Syble Solomon has developed a game called Money Habitudes to help people work out their dominant motivation (including planning, security, status, giving, carefree, or spontaneous).

Book Review – Mind Over Money: Overcoming the Money Disorders That Threaten Our Financial Health by Brad Klontz, Psy.D. and Ted Klontz, Ph.D.

Even though the book is chock full of references to research in fields such as psychotherapy, the social sciences, neurobiology, finance and economics, their style of sharing information feels more like listening to and learning from an engaging, non-judgmental friend than reading a book about serious financial behavior.

Money Habitudes Can Make or Break a Business (BIZlife)

Money issues are inevitable. As in a marriage, by the time you start arguing it may be too late! Be proactive and have that talk before money issues ruin both your business and your relationship.

New Marine Corps Financial Education Training Focuses on Habits and Attitudes About Money (Press & News)

Through a contract with the U.S. Marine Corps, Money Habitudes® materials are now being used as the foundation of an innovative new Marine Corps personal financial education training course called Your Money Personality.

A tool for dealing with debt (AFCPE Forum)

Money Habitudes™ cards can help practitioners and clients quickly discover the emotional aspects underlying out-of-control debt

Money and Marriage (AFCPE Conference Proceedings)

Playing Cards: A New Tool (Ontario Association Credit Counseling Services-Connections)

There are times when a speaker comes along and you say to yourself, “She’s been there-done that.”

Three Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Making A Purchase (Life Hacker)

If you can relate to the proverbial hamster on a wheel in your quest to have a bigger house, or nicer clothes, science can explain why.

Price: 10 tips to help you talk about money

I met today’s guest columnist years ago and I have no idea what took me so long to ask her to write this column for us. Syble Solomon is the creator of Money Habitudes,..

Gamification: How mobile games can help you reach your financial goals (Bankrate)

The Eagles and the Patriots weren’t the only ones hoping for a big win on 2018’s Super Bowl Sunday. Thousands of people were competing for a chance to walk away with a cash prize from Ally Bank.

11 Money Mistakes You Probably Don’t Know You’re Making (yahoo! finance)

Three years before reaching retirement age, a friend of mine quit his (full-pension, government) job, and soon began subtracting money from his 401(k) in order to pay off his mortgage.

When buying quality is worth it (sheknows.com)

“What you pay is frequently correlated to what you receive,” says Louis Altman of GlobaFone, a premium provider of global communication solutions.

4 times it’s OK to lie to your kids about money (Market Watch)

It’s an indisputable truth: Many parents lie to their kids about money. In theory, we know for the most part, that’s a no-no, but there are some instances where it’s acceptable to be less-than-truthful to your children about money, experts say.

Friend Money Interventions: A Good Idea? (Forbes)

One night, Sarah, a veterinarian in her thirties, was having dinner with Laura, a close friend since high school.

5 ways to talk about money with your family this Thanksgiving (Deseret News)

DeseretNews.com talked to Syble Solomon, creator of the Money Habitudes conversation starters, to find out what she thought about talking money at Thanksgiving.

When is taking on debt wise? (Smart Money)

At Bankrate we strive to help you make smarter financial decisions. While we adhere to strict editorial integrity, this post may contain references to products from our partners. Here’s an explanation for how we make money.

Family + Money = Happiness?! (Redbook)

You’re arguing about security, control, love, rejection, and all the other things money represents,” says Syble Solomon, the creator of Money Habitudes.

Money Habitudes WHQR – Midday Interview

Syble Solomon tells us about Money Habitudes.

Book Review – Mind Over Money: Overcoming the Money Disorders That Threaten Our Financial Health by Brad Klontz, Psy.D. and Ted Klontz, Ph.D.

Even though the book is chock full of references to research in fields such as psychotherapy, the social sciences, neurobiology, finance and economics, their style of sharing information feels more like listening to and learning from an engaging, non-judgmental friend than reading a book about serious financial behavior.

Six Faces of Giving (Barnabas Foundation)

Rev. Phil Leo and Syble Solomon, creator of Money Habitude$, discuss the six faces of giving and how knowing your “money habitude” impacts generosity.

Money Habitudes Encourages Constructive Discussions About Money for the Holiday Season

On the eve of the winter holidays, LifeWise releases its latest list of conversation starters to think about money in a constructive way.

Producer of Leading Conversation-Starter Card Game Promotes Regular, Proactive Money Discussions: Summer Vacation (Press release)

Because money plays such a central role in our lives, people benefit by talking proactively about potential money issues instead of waiting until there is a critical need to discuss finances.

Money Habitudes Can Make or Break a Business (BIZlife)

Money issues are inevitable. As in a marriage, by the time you start arguing it may be too late! Be proactive and have that talk before money issues ruin both your business and your relationship.

Money Habitudes Encourages Constructive Discussions About Money for Back-to-School (Press release)

Company behind popular Money Habitudes cards encourages people to think about money with a list of reasons specific to the back-to-school season. Good conversations about money and finances happen when they are proactive and constructive. Assessing one’s habits and attitudes related to money in a fun, non-threatening manner can be an effective first step in […]

Financial Coaching Training Curricula: Field Inventory and Summary Brief (Center for Financial Security, University of Wisconisn-Madison)

This brief seeks to provide an inventory of the growing field of financial coaching training programs available, to differentiate the various ways that training is being delivered, and to offer comparisons of those training curricula.

How to Deal With Money Shaming (U.S. News )

It’s one of those things that happens to everyone, except maybe hermits: being criticized about how you spend your money

10 Ways to Finally Avoid Overspending (Credit Donkey)

We’re all creatures of habit. Many of these patterns develop subconsciously, making them even harder to kick. Maybe you’re the type of person who always splurges on purchases after a bad day.

Foster Care Alums Weigh In: Building a Better Exit Plan (Annie E. Casey Foundation)

Every year in America, nearly 24,000 young adults age out of foster care. The transition isn’t an easy one. Many youth are thrust into independence at age 18 —and into a world rife with instability, where the risk of unemployment and homelessness is high and shoulders of support are sometimes nonexistent.

How well do you know your dough? (Durango Herald)

If Durango High School students come home next week asking how well their parents know their dough, they won’t be asking about bread.

Utah children sharpen their financial literacy over summer (The Salt Lake Tribune)

American Fork • When the heat takes over and school’s out for summer, many kids long to spend the day splashing carefree in pools. More than 50 Utah County teens, however, chose a different diversion this week: learning financial literacy in an air-conditioned, corporate conference room.

Conversation Starters for Beyond the Thanksgiving Table (New York Times)

I was more intrigued by a more outward-facing statement: “I am frequently amazed at how much money some of the people my age spend on themselves.” Some great follow-up parental questions present themselves immediately: Whose money are those other kids spending, really? On what? Should we limit your spending, even if it’s money you earned?

Money Avoider? Giver? What’s Your Money Personality, Kathy Sweedler, University of Illinois Extension

Money and the holidays. For some of us, we happily swing into the spending mode. I look forward to the excuse to buy people gifts and spend money on treats. Each store I walk into is full of tempting, fun, creative, and exciting things all waiting for me! One of my strong money personalities is “giving” and this is my season.

Student Financial Literacy: Campus-Based Program Development 2012 Edition by Dorothy B. Durban and Sonya L. Britt, Editors

This card-style, game-like tool aids people in understanding their habits and attitudes towards money. It also highlights the how, when, and why people use money, especially concerning saving and spending.

Card Game Draws Out Your Attitudes About Money (Washington Post)

We don’t talk about money enough … This simple but extraordinarily insightful game is the Color of Money Book Club selection for December.

Financial Coaching Training Curricula: Field Inventory and Summary Brief (Center for Financial Security, University of Wisconisn-Madison)

This brief seeks to provide an inventory of the growing field of financial coaching training programs available, to differentiate the various ways that training is being delivered, and to offer comparisons of those training curricula.

Let’s Talk About Money, Honey: What would it take for you to feel financially secure? (Military.com)

What would it take for you to feel financially secure? And, have you shared your thoughts with your spouse? This simple conversation could be the first step to finding a workable solution to disagreements about money. It’s common for husbands and wives to define security quite differently and if their definitions are miles apart, it can mean a bumpy road ahead.

Let’s Talk About Getting the Best Deal (Military.com)

Let’s talk about how you can take charge to get the best deal when you want a loan. You may assume that a Realtor™ has the connections and expertise to get you the best deal and that may be true, but not necessarily.

Let’s Not Talk About Money: Let’s talk about messages from home (Military.com)

Let’s talk about messages from home. One day when I was eight years old, my mom sent me to the corner grocery store to buy a few things. On the way home I managed to lose $10. We retraced my steps but the money was nowhere to be found. My mother just sat down and wept.

Let’s Talk About Being Successful (Military.com)

Let’s talk about being successful. Now that most New Year’s resolutions have faded into a distant memory, choose one little thing that you know you can accomplish and do it. Small successes feel much better than frustration or guilt for not accomplishing an unattainable goal. Plus, small successes lead to big successes.

Boomer Love: How is the ‘Free Love’ Generation Doing Now? (Consumer Affairs)

Our younger years were defined by protests, free thinking, changing the world, and, for some, by free love. But by 2006, a U.S.

Making Money Matter (Molokai Dispatch)

Running a business on Molokai can be tough, but it can be easier with healthy money habits, according to financial educator and entrepreneur Helen Wai.

How Financial Difficulties Affect Marriage (For Your Marriage)

Pete and Jenny were married for seven years when Pete’s job was downsized. He was out of work for eight months while car payments, school debt and credit card bills piled up.

How to Stop Fighting Over Money (Real Simple)

Learn how to agree on your household finances with your significant other.

Budget Wars: Coming to a Solution When Partners Disagree (smartycents)

A 2012 study conducted by Kansas State University has confirmed what many have speculated for years—arguments about money are the top predictor of divorce.

How To Fight Over Money, According To The Experts

What makes money such a raw topic, and how can you fight less about it? We asked experts for their thoughts. Understand that money arguments aren’t really about money.

Friend Money Interventions: A Good Idea? (Forbes)

One night, Sarah, a veterinarian in her thirties, was having dinner with Laura, a close friend since high school.

In Love? 9 Financial Facts To Know About Your Partner Before Commitment (Forbes)

Valentine’s Day is coming up, so engagements are on at least a few people’s minds. A 2013 study found that six million people were planning to pop the question or expecting to answer on cupid’s holiday.

Navigating 6 Super Awkward Money Situations With Friends (HERMONEY)

Few things are as divisive as money. Learn how to navigate these six awkward money situations that can cause friction between friends.

Embedding Job And Career Advancement Services In Healthy Marriage Programs (Administration for Children & Families)

The family environment in which children are raised can affect their later decisions in every area of life, from education and employment to marriage and childbearing.

Financial Management Practices and Conflict Management Styles of Couples in Great Marriages (Utah State University)

The verbiage couples in great marriages used to describe how they disagreed over financial issues suggests that educators could teach more about money habitudes, habits and attitudes surrounding money, rather than specific financial practices (see staging-moneyhabitudes.temp312.kinsta.cloud).

Discussing Your Money Attitudes (The Intelligencer, Wheeling News-Register)

One of the main causes of couple conflict is the question of how to save or spend money. Many of their attitudes and their habits are a result of their personalities or learned from their families. Often individuals have great goals to use their money for one thing and end up not reaching their goal because they spend the money on something else.

Family + Money = Happiness?! (Redbook)

You’re arguing about security, control, love, rejection, and all the other things money represents,” says Syble Solomon, the creator of Money Habitudes.

Easy Ways To Approach Hard Conversations (MyNDTALK)

Why is money such a complex topic? What did we learn about money as children? What is our internal money language?

Fighting About Money? Beware! (Psychology Today)

Money Habitudes cards offer a fun way to can help couples to build a foundation of mutual understanding, respect and even good humor vis a vis their differing money habits and attitudes. After playing with Money Habitudes cards, subsequent discussions about money issues are likely to feel less emotionally loaded.

When a Spender Marries a Saver (Crosswalks.com)

When it comes to couples and money, opposites do attract. In fact, researchers found that while people hope to marry someone with a money style similar to their own, they more often than not marry their financial opposite.

Parting Ways: 10 Tips for Counseling Clients Through Divorce

If you’re working around finances, the chances are good that your work and advising will touch on divorce. Here are some tips to think about it the right way.

How to Use the Money Habitudes Cards in Marriage Education Programs

The Money Habitudes (2003) cards can be used in a variety of marriage education programs to assist couples and families in evaluating their habits and attitudes toward money.

Make it your new year’s resolution to sort out your finances (Financial Times)

Money coach Syble Solomon has developed a game called Money Habitudes to help people work out their dominant motivation (including planning, security, status, giving, carefree, or spontaneous).

Color of Money Live web chat with Michelle Singletary (Washington Post)

Washington Post personal finance columnist Michelle Singletary offers her advice and answers your questions. My guest will be Syble Solomon, creator of the card game, Money Habitudes, and my December Color of Money Book Club pick.

Money Habitudes Encourages Constructive Discussions About Money for the Holiday Season

On the eve of the winter holidays, LifeWise releases its latest list of conversation starters to think about money in a constructive way.

Producer of Leading Conversation-Starter Card Game Promotes Regular, Proactive Money Discussions: Summer Vacation (Press release)

Because money plays such a central role in our lives, people benefit by talking proactively about potential money issues instead of waiting until there is a critical need to discuss finances.

Talk To Your Honey About Money! (The New Relationship Reality Show-WebTalk Radio)

January is the most stressful month when it comes to our finances. Those stresses explode when the money issues exist within a relationship.

Today’s Actions Determine Tomorrow’s Options (Washington Woman)

The way you manage money can tell a lot about who you are and how you achieve or sabotage your financial and life goals. If you can enjoy your money, are well-informed about it and manage it well to meet your short- and long-term needs, chances are you will feel secure, have balance in your life and achieve your goals.

Money and Marriage (AFCPE Conference Proceedings)

New Book Helps Therapists and Counselors Talk About Money (Press release)

“Bringing Money Into the Conversation” serves as a how-to guide for professionals working with clients with issues related to money January 28, 2013 (Wilmington, NC) – LifeWise Strategies, LLC and Loose Change Financial Therapy, Inc. announce the publication of “Bringing Money Into the Conversation: A Quick Start for Therapists.” Co-authored by Syble Solomon and Amanda […]

Money Habitudes Wins Smart Marriages Impact Award (Press Release)

Money Habitudes, the popular deck of conversation-starter cards to help couples talk about money are recognized as an important and unique tool in combating divorce and fostering healthy marriages. Wilmington, NC, June 16, 2009 — LifeWise announces that the company’s Money Habitudes cards has received the Smart Marriages 2009 Impact Award. The award recognizes those whose […]

How to Deal With Money Shaming (U.S. News )

It’s one of those things that happens to everyone, except maybe hermits: being criticized about how you spend your money

The Financial Education Tool Kit: Helping Teachers Meet State- Mandated Personal Finance Requirements

States are recognizing the need for personal financial education and have begun requiring it as a condition for high school graduation. Responding to teacher requests to help them meet state-mandated financial education requirements, FCS educators in the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service developed a financial education tool kit. This article describes the contents of the tool kit and its many uses.

Budgeting and Personal Finance Classes in Relationship Education

Through its HHS-ACF grant, First Things First collaborates with community organizations and businesses to implement workshops that encourage and support healthy relationships. These relationship classes are for married couples, teens, non-married expectant parents, engaged couples, and singles, as well as married couples in distress.

Embedding Job and Career Advancement Services in Healthy Marriage Programs: Lessons from Two Programs in PACT

This brief provides a general overview of the two Healthy Marriage (HM) grantees involved in the Parents and Children Together Evaluation (PACT), provides participation rates in services, and documents how the two grantees integrated job and career advancement services for parenting couples into their programs.

Training Social Workers and Human Service Professionals to Address the Complex Financial Needs of Clients (Journal of Social Work Education)

In social work and other community-based human services settings, clients often present with complex financial problems. As a need for more formal training is beginning to be addressed, evaluation of existing training is important, and this study evaluates outcomes from the Financial Stability Pathway (FSP) project. Designed to prepare professionals with the knowledge, attitudes, and skills to effectively assess and respond to clients’ financial problems, we evaluated the FSP using a one-group pre-, post-, and follow-up design.

A Theoretical Approach to Financial Therapy: The Development of the Ford Financial Empowerment Model

The purpose of this paper is to introduce an integrative approach to working with clients experiencing problems related to financial disempowerment. The multi-phase model integrates three theoretically-driven psychotherapy approaches, including cognitive behavioral, narrative, and Virginia Satir’s experiential therapies, and financial counseling techniques to increase one’s sense of financial empowerment. A case study is included to demonstrate the applicability and effectiveness of the model.
Money Habitudes is used by both financial planners and financial educators as well as therapists, counselors and coaches (and at integrative financial therapy centers) because it addresses not just money, but the psychology behind spending and saving. It helps clients and patients better understand themselves and gives professionals a non-judgmental way to start important, breakthrough conversations.

Financial Coaching Training Curricula: Field Inventory and Summary Brief (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

In the last decade there has been a growth in services that use the term “coaching” to provide some form of support for financial issues. With this growth and development of the field of financial coaching comes the increased demand and need for financial coaching training opportunities.

Financial Management Practices and Conflict Management Styles of Couples in Great Marriages (Utah State University)

The verbiage couples in great marriages used to describe how they disagreed over financial issues suggests that educators could teach more about money habitudes, habits and attitudes surrounding money, rather than specific financial practices (see staging-moneyhabitudes.temp312.kinsta.cloud).

Training Social Workers & Human Service Professionals to Address the Complex Financial Needs of Clients (Journal of Social Work Education)

Two participants reported developing or updating existing training on financial issues for clients to include values and beliefs about money and the use of Money Habitudes, a card-based intervention tool taught in the training sessions.

How to Use the Money Habitudes Cards in Marriage Education Programs

The Money Habitudes (2003) cards can be used in a variety of marriage education programs to assist couples and families in evaluating their habits and attitudes toward money.

“Book Review: Money Habitudes™: A Guide for Professionals working With Money Related Issues” (International Journal of Consumer Studies)

Solomon has succeeded in creating a unique way to help people who are struggling with debt to overcome their inhibitions so they can open up and gain insights that will help them take control of their money…I feel confident recommending this tool…It looks like an exciting new way to help people discover their hidden habits and attitudes about money, freeing them to embark on a more empowering future financial life…

Reliability Analysis of Money Habitudes

Each Habitude or “domain” was analyzed using Cronbach’s alpha procedures. Results showed all six domains had acceptable levels of reliability. Family finance and consumer science Extension agents can feel confident in using the Money Habitudes tool with individuals and couples.

Evaluation of a Continuing Education Training on Client Financial Capability (Journal of Social Work Education)

We followed the Money Habitudes approach to talking with clients about money in a nonjudgmental way, which is designed to build trust and rapport.

Reliability of Money Habitudes (National Council on Family Relations)

The purpose of the Money Habitudes activity is to get people talking about their habits and attitudes when it comes to money. This can be especially helpful when working with couples. This study will present evidence for the reliability analysis of the Money Habitudes statements used in the activity.

Financial Coaching Training Curricula: Field Inventory and Summary Brief (Center for Financial Security, University of Wisconisn-Madison)

This brief seeks to provide an inventory of the growing field of financial coaching training programs available, to differentiate the various ways that training is being delivered, and to offer comparisons of those training curricula.

Practitioner Profile (Journal of Financial Therapy)

Syble Solomon is a speaker on the psychology of money and the founder and president of LifeWise Strategies. She is best known for Money Habitudes® a deck of cards (and now an online version) that makes it easy to talk about money and discover what motivates our financial behaviors.

Financial Coaching Training Curricula: Field Inventory and Summary Brief (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

In the last decade there has been a growth in services that use the term “coaching” to provide some form of support for financial issues. With this growth and development of the field of financial coaching comes the increased demand and need for financial coaching training opportunities.

Could a Game Help With Your Money Attitudes? (thinkmarriage.org)

What are your money habits? What money habits did you bring into your marriage? Did you ever hear your parents say: don’t tell dad or don’t tell mom? How did that affect your future dance with money?

Couples say they’re talking about money – survey says not (Market Watch)

What’s your spouse’s salary? If you don’t know, you’re not alone — almost half of surveyed couples couldn’t get the answer right — but that lack of knowledge may be a sign of deeper money problems in your relationship.

Three Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Making A Purchase (Life Hacker)

If you can relate to the proverbial hamster on a wheel in your quest to have a bigger house, or nicer clothes, science can explain why.

6 Ways We Betray Our Budgets…And Clever Way to Stop (Marshall News)

We all know the feeling after booking a flight to the beach or downing second glass of post-raise celebratory champagne—we’re ready to spend.

Training Social Workers & Human Service Professionals to Address the Complex Financial Needs of Clients (Journal of Social Work Education)

Two participants reported developing or updating existing training on financial issues for clients to include values and beliefs about money and the use of Money Habitudes, a card-based intervention tool taught in the training sessions.

Fighting About Money? Beware! (Psychology Today)

Money Habitudes cards offer a fun way to can help couples to build a foundation of mutual understanding, respect and even good humor vis a vis their differing money habits and attitudes. After playing with Money Habitudes cards, subsequent discussions about money issues are likely to feel less emotionally loaded.

Parting Ways: 10 Tips for Counseling Clients Through Divorce

If you’re working around finances, the chances are good that your work and advising will touch on divorce. Here are some tips to think about it the right way.

How to Use the Money Habitudes Cards in Marriage Education Programs

The Money Habitudes (2003) cards can be used in a variety of marriage education programs to assist couples and families in evaluating their habits and attitudes toward money.

Practitioner Profile: An Interview with Syble Solomon

Syble Solomon is a speaker on the psychology of money and the founder and president of LifeWise Strategies. She is best known for Money Habitudes® a deck of cards (and now an online version) that makes it easy to talk about money and discover what motivates our financial behaviors.

Money Habitudes WHQR – Midday Interview

Syble Solomon tells us about Money Habitudes.

Make it your new year’s resolution to sort out your finances (Financial Times)

Money coach Syble Solomon has developed a game called Money Habitudes to help people work out their dominant motivation (including planning, security, status, giving, carefree, or spontaneous).

Book Review – Mind Over Money: Overcoming the Money Disorders That Threaten Our Financial Health by Brad Klontz, Psy.D. and Ted Klontz, Ph.D.

Even though the book is chock full of references to research in fields such as psychotherapy, the social sciences, neurobiology, finance and economics, their style of sharing information feels more like listening to and learning from an engaging, non-judgmental friend than reading a book about serious financial behavior.

Color of Money Live web chat with Michelle Singletary (Washington Post)

Washington Post personal finance columnist Michelle Singletary offers her advice and answers your questions. My guest will be Syble Solomon, creator of the card game, Money Habitudes, and my December Color of Money Book Club pick.

Evaluation of a Continuing Education Training on Client Financial Capability (Journal of Social Work Education)

We followed the Money Habitudes approach to talking with clients about money in a nonjudgmental way, which is designed to build trust and rapport.

Card Game Draws Out Your Attitudes About Money (Washington Post)

We don’t talk about money enough … This simple but extraordinarily insightful game is the Color of Money Book Club selection for December.

Money Habitudes Encourages Constructive Discussions About Money for the New Year (Press release)

Talking about money–one of the most daunting conversations–helps people get help, support and personal understanding in order to achieve their financial goals for New Year’s.

Talk To Your Honey About Money! (The New Relationship Reality Show-WebTalk Radio)

January is the most stressful month when it comes to our finances. Those stresses explode when the money issues exist within a relationship.

Understanding Why We Spend What We Spend: Habits and Attitudes Behind Spending (Institute of Consumer Financial Education)

Once people understand their own money habits and attitudes, they begin to see why they spend the way they do. Perhaps it is to feel secure, to present a positive image, or to feel good by giving to others.

Today’s Actions Determine Tomorrow’s Options (Washington Woman)

The way you manage money can tell a lot about who you are and how you achieve or sabotage your financial and life goals. If you can enjoy your money, are well-informed about it and manage it well to meet your short- and long-term needs, chances are you will feel secure, have balance in your life and achieve your goals.

Money and Marriage (AFCPE Conference Proceedings)

Playing Cards: A New Tool (Ontario Association Credit Counseling Services-Connections)

There are times when a speaker comes along and you say to yourself, “She’s been there-done that.”

Adult ADHD-Focused Couple Therapy: Clinical Interventions

In recent years, attention has expanded to the realm of adult ADHD and the havoc it can wreak on many aspects of adult life, including driving safety, financial management….