Do you overspend? Undersave? Keep secrets about money from a spouse or family member? Are you anxious about dealing with your finances? If so, you are not alone. Let's face it - just about all of have complicated, if not downright dysfunctional, relationships with money.
As Drs. Brad and Ted Klontz, a father and son team of pioneers in the emerging field of financial psychology explain, our disordered relationships with money aren't our fault. They dont stem from a lack of knowledge or a failure of will. Instead, they are a product of subconscious beliefs and thought patterns, rooted in our childhoods, that are so deeply ingrained in us, they shape the way we deal with money our entire adult lives.But we are not powerless. By looking deep into ourselves and our pasts, we can learn to recognize these negative and self-defeating patterns of thinking, and replace them with better, healthier ones.
Drawing on their decades of experience helping patients resolve their troubling issues with money, the Klontzes describe the 12 most common money disorders - like financial infidelity, money avoidance, compulsive shopping, financial enabling, and more - and explain how we can learn to identify them, understand their root causes, and ultimately overcome them.
So whether you want to learn how to make better financial decision, have more open communication with your spouse or kids about the family finances, or simply be better equipped to deal with the challenges of these tough economic times, this book will help you repair your dysfunctional relationship with money and live a healthier financial life.
©2009 Brad and Ted Klontz (P)2009 Random House
"An insightful and highly understandable glimpse into why intimate discussions surrounding money are so difficult for so many people. Our past definitely influences the present and our future – far more than many might realize." (Pat DeLeon, former President, American Psychological Association)
Informative, enlightening, comforting
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Only wish there was a way to increase the reading speed with out damaging the quality within the program. Great book, just took longer to get through because of the reading speed. Overdrive has a wonderful program that allows one to go at thier own pace. Looking forward to purchasing again though. Great quality as is.
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