The Elements of a Financially Intimate Coupleship


Rick talks with his guest, Debra Kaplan, about their collaboration that resulted in them writing, “Coupleship Inc: From Financial Conflict to Financial Intimacy.” They dive into some of the elements of a financially intimate coupleship and their unique perspectives that help couples successfully resolve their financial conflicts. This episode highlights topics such as Internal Family Systems (IFS)/parts work, money scripts, and money behaviors.

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The Elements of a Financially Intimate Coupleship


About Debra Kaplan:

Debra L. Kaplan, MA, MBA, LPC, CMAT, CSAT-S specializes in helping clients overcome addictions, issues related to sex and love, relationship struggles and unresolved traumatic stress. Debra (she her, hers) is committed to providing compassionate, expert and culturally sensitive care for all clients across diverse sexual orientation, gender, and race. Debra’s expertise in working with sexual compulsivity or sex addiction includes working with couples and spouses’ sexual health impacted by internet and pornography addiction, emotional / sexual affairs, and financial infidelity. Financial infidelity (also referred to as financial betrayal) is an often overlooked and misunderstood dynamic in committed relationships and marriages, and potentially sustains the most injury to the individuals involved.

About Rick Kahler:

Rick Kahler, MSFP, CFP ® , CFT-1™, CeFT ® , Certified Internal Family Systems℠ Practitioner, president of Kahler Financial Group, is a life-long resident of Rapid City, SD. He began his professional career in 1973 selling and appraising real estate He founded Kahler Financial Group in 1981. He became the first fee-only Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP ® ) in South Dakota in 1983. In 2020 he became one of the first Certified Financial Therapist-Level I (CFT-I™,) in the nation.

His firm, specializing in the integration of investment advising, financial planning, financial coaching, and financial therapy, serving small business and real estate owners, professionals, and retirees, as well as individuals and families.

He served on and chaired the South Dakota Investment Council and served in leadership capacities with the Financial Planning Association and the National Association of Financial Planning Advisors. Kahler is also a nationally renowned speaker and educator. In 2003, National American University recognized Mr. Kahler with the Alumni Distinguished Service Award.

Interested in working with Rick Kahler, MSFP, CFP®, CFT-1™, CeFT®, Certified Internal Family Systems℠ Practitioner? Please go to our website, Book a Financial Therapist Appointment and fill out a request for a 30-minute free consultation.

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