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Coaching Your Clients: How a High Savings Rate Beats Juiced Market Returns

Many financial coaches and advisors report difficulty in working to improve their clients’ consumption patterns for the purpose of increasing their savings rates. One helpful approach in this endeavor is to provide concrete evidence of the future value that a client will receive by improving his or her consumption habits today. Compound growth...

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Love & Money

While I typically present about love and money, it could easily be stated as loving money. Guiding couples through the love and money discussion may just end up with a scenario of the couple loving their money story—“loving money.” For individuals, money has reportedly been the top stressor for the past decade...

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Evaluate Impact: Introducing the Financial Education Evaluation Toolkit

When you teach personal finance, how do you know if the lessons are really sinking in? There is an added challenge when you teach adult and nontraditional learners in that you often don’t know participants’ level of financial literacy beforehand and, unless you follow up afterwards, there’s no way of...

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Zeiders Enterprises builds bridges for military communities worldwide

Bridges enable people to get from one place to another. People go places they couldn’t go before, or previously had to find an ineffective way to get there. At Zeiders Enterprises, Inc. we have a network of financial professionals that includes AFC® credentialed professionals who help Service members go places they...

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Preparing Students to Work in Diverse Professions in Personal Finance

Personal Financial Planning at Kansas State University (K-State) is a nationally recognized and award-winning program that prepares students to work in diverse professions in personal finance. Known for excellence in educating and training students, the K-State Personal Financial Planning program helps to equip students with strong technical and soft skills...

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Bridging the Gap between Money and Our Emotional Messages

My goal as the creator of Money Habitudes® has been to make it easy for people make the connection between our financial behaviors and our emotional messages. 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...

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Happy Change-Making!

It all started with scribbled notes on the back of a napkin. As a financial coaching organization led by experienced frontline practitioners, we were all too aware of the gaps programs face that can take precious time away from serving customers, such as finding access to the resources and answers that...

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Casting a Net Gain for Law Students

We’ve all heard the old adage: give a man a fish, and he’ll eat for a day, but teach a man to fish, and he’ll never be hungry again. It was with that in mind that MAX by AccessLex® was designed, to be a sort of personal finance bait and tackle...

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Bridging the Gap through Credit Building

A good credit history is crucial in today’s economy. Far more than just a number, a good credit score is a prerequisite for everyday financial services like a low-cost credit card, a bank account or car loan. A good credit history can make the difference in accessing the affordable lending...

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