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[…]

What is Financial Psychology?

Financial psychology is the study of the mind and behavior as it relates to spending, saving, and investing decisions. Financial psychologists apply psychological theories, methods, and practices to the areas of personal finance and financial services. The field takes into account both individual differences in money-related behaviors and decisions as well as client psychology, that[…]

Partnering with the Financial Therapy Association

Few would argue that the relationship between our financial psychology and the decisions we make about money-related matters is weak. Many of us know what the “right” answer is when it comes to our saving, spending, and investing behaviors, but the translation from what we know we should do and what we do can be[…]