Happy Valentine’s Day! This is a timely episode with it being February 14th and we’re really excited to be talking with financial therapist Ed Coambs. Ed is an internationally recognized leader in financial therapy who has been cited by the Wall Street Journal, the AP, Time, and CNBC. And he has the credentials as well- he earned his master’s degrees in business, counseling, and financial planning and is a licensed marriage and family therapist, certified financial planner, and certified financial therapist. Ed leads couples through therapy from financial despair and frustration into financial intimacy and connection, by helping them figure out and understand what’s really going on. And we discuss some of the concepts in his book as well: “The Healthy Love & Money Way”. In the book he explains where our attitudes toward money stem from, and what we should do about it. We discuss attachment styles, common relational money issues, financial infidelity, and more during this episode.
- Ed mentioned some resources to find assistance with the Financial Therapy Association and the therapist finder at Psychology Today.
- And Ed’s website is HealthyLoveAndMoney.com where you can find his attachment style quiz, book “The Healthy Love and Money Way”, as well as his course: The Couple’s Guide to Financial Intimacy.
- Extra cash – And regardless of where you are on the path to financial independence, we believe in the responsible use of credit cards. It’s smart to utilize the additional benefits that credit cards offer- for instance the 60,000 points that come with the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card. That’s $750 when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards! (not to mention we think it’s the best travel rewards credit card!) This is no joke- I’ve already done this myself which we discussed on a recent episode after I met the initial spending requirements of $4,000 over 3 months!
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