Financial Therapy – The Podcast

A podcast that blends the nuts and bolts of financial advice with the emotions that drive making them.

Research tells us that 90% of all financial decisions are made emotionally, not logically. For nearly four decades, Rick Kahler, CFP®, CFT-I™, has helped people make better money decisions. What makes his financial world view different from most financial experts? He blends the nuts and bolts of financial advice with the emotions that drive making them. Every financial behavior, whether it appears illogical to you or others, makes perfect sense when we understand the underlying beliefs, feelings, and thoughts. Good money decisions are not just about money.

Latest Episodes

Teaching Financial Literacy – Timing Is Everything

We hear a lot about financial literacy. What we don’t hear is why it usually doesn’t work. Learn the one time that financial literacy education is required. What are the three things that are usually left out of most financial literacy courses? How can you teach your kids financial skills…

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Who Tells You When Financial Advice Is Too Expensive

“If I was your financial adviser, I would tell you that engaging me is not a good deal for you.” I’ve told hundreds of prospects this over my nearly 40-year career. While almost everyone would benefit from having a fee-only personal financial planner to advocate for their best interests, it’s…

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Emotions and Your Emergency Fund

For many Americans, one painful lesson of 2020 has been a first-hand demonstration of the importance of having an emergency fund. Yet knowing such a reserve matters is a far cry from creating one. Everyone “should” have one, which is precisely why many don’t. If “should” is the word you…

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What is the Well-being Business?

“What do you do for a living?” is a common question when we’re introduced to someone new. If there’s no time for conversation I’ll answer, “I am a financial advisor.” The discussion is usually over. If the social situation allows for more of a dialogue, I’ve increasingly begun to answer,…

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What is Financial Therapy?

Researchers tell us that about 90% of financial decisions are made in the emotional part of the brain. Financial Therapy is the intersection of the ‘nuts and bolts’ of financial planning and what we think, feel, and believe about money.

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