What is the psychology of financial planning?

What is The Psychology of Financial Planning?

On March 30th, the CFP Board announced changes to their Principal Knowledge Topics for educational programs for those seeking or with the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation. This change includes a new section representing 7% of the educational component, entitled “The Psychology of Financial Planning.” For those of us at DataPoints who have been writing[…]

Integrate Behavioral Insights into Wealthbox

When you’re working to help clients achieve financial success, having insights related to their financial psychology is crucial. We’re delighted to share that you can now have behavioral insights from DataPoints integrated into Wealthbox. Now advisors who use DataPoints have client money-related attitudes, personality, and psychological risk tolerance assessment results as notes inside Wealthbox. Our[…]

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Transforming The Client Experience: How Financial Planning Firms Use Behavioral Assessments

Clients seek your financial planning expertise. And, you create comprehensive financial plans for your clients. The plans require clients to make spending, saving, and investing decisions that will help them achieve financial goals and live the life they seek. Will all clients follow the plans you create? Will they all follow them in the same[…]

Getting to Know Prospects In a Remote World

As the full impact of COVID-19 continues to unveil itself in the financial services industry, many advisors we are hearing from have begun to plan for a long-term remote practice. If you are contemplating a similar shift for the future, it is important to understand the limitations of the methods you used in the past[…]

Communicating During Chaos: Talking To The Public

Like economics, financial planning, or psychology, there is a science to communication.¬†Research-backed methods exist for sharing information with others, particularly in times of chaos or a crisis. As many of you probably have experienced during preceding days, there are excellent examples of letters, email messages, and social media posts that are both informative and comforting.[…]