Tips for Developing Financial Wellness

January is financial wellness month and a time to remember the importance of your financial well-being. You’ll always work on financial well-being, like your physical health, but what are some best practices to stay in top financial shape? In this episode, Dr. Megan Ford shares tips on how to develop and maintain financial wellness for the long haul. Dr. Ford is a financial therapist and consultant passionate about helping individuals and couples find more balance and understanding in their relationship with money. Megan has a Ph.D. in financial planning and a Master’s degree in marriage and family therapy. She served as the Financial Therapy Association’s President and has co-authored a textbook, The Fundamentals of Writing a Financial Plan.

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Developing Financial Wellness Episode Details

  • What is financial wellness
  • Importance of the emotional component of financial wellness
  • Impact of finances on overall health
  • Dr. Ford’s four Cs
  • Tips for building your confidence
  • Handling mistakes and regrets
  • Getting started with improving your financial wellness
  • Money conflicts in relationships

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