Attitudes and beliefs about money have their roots in value-laden messages picked up along life’s journey. These money messages are not only clothed in the words of others, but in their behaviors as well. Family and cultural messages have a profound influence on our money beliefs. Intellectually we can disagree, but subconsciously the messages can affect . . . → Read More: Helping Clients Explore Their Money History
January often finds us in a goal setting mindset. The fresh start the new year provides and the tradition of creating resolutions urges us to reflect on past goals and think about future desires. This is a great time to help your clients assess (or reassess) their life goals.
In your roles of partner, guide, . . . → Read More: Helping Clients Achieve Life Goals in the New Year
M.Q. “Licensee Spotlight” articles interview Money Quotient Licensees and ask them to share their experiences with Money Quotient materials and the Financial Life Planning process.
This “Licensee Spotlight” shines on Johnathan Millican. Jonathan earned his B.S. in Human Environmental Sciences with a concentration in Family Financial Planning from The University of Alabama. Beginning as an intern he . . . → Read More: Licensee Spotlight: Jonathan Millican
As one of the centerpieces of the M.Q. Financial Life Planning toolkit, the Life Transitions Survey is likely part of your client meeting process, but are you using it to its full potential? The Life Transitions Survey is designed to help your clients better understand the inextricable ties between life and finance. It will also open . . . → Read More: Guiding Positive Change with the Life Transitions Survey
With the holiday season fast approaching, many of your clients may have charitable giving on their minds. As a Financial Life Planning professional, it is important to be armed with resources to help clients make giving decisions. Regardless of how or where they choose to give, most of your clients would like to feel confident their . . . → Read More: New Thinking about Giving
Time is a valuable commodity for both you and your clients. Therefore, it is important to keep your M.Q. Financial Life Planning process focused and efficient. This will help your clients stay engaged, assist you in accomplishing your meeting goals, and make your client conversations effective and meaningful. A little bit of preparation goes a long . . . → Read More: Tips for Conducting Time Efficient Financial Life Planning Meetings
Financial capability is defined as the capacity—based on knowledge, skills, and access—to manage financial resources effectively. All parents, of course, hope their children will grow up to be financially responsible, savvy, and confident adults. However, because financial education has rarely been taught at home or in schools, most parents themselves feel ill-equipped to train and guide . . . → Read More: Nurturing Financial Capability
Financial Life Planning is a holistic process that will help your clients clarify their values and guide them in defining and designing their unique version of the “rich life.”
Goal setting is an essential component of this process, and a powerful tool for clients to experience what is most important in their lives. When your clients imagine . . . → Read More: Goals Are Key to Designing a “Rich Life”
M.Q. “Licensee Spotlight” articles interview veteran M.Q. Licensees and ask them to share their experiences with M.Q. materials and the Financial Life Planning process.
This “Licensee Spotlight” shines on Johnny Roland. Johnny is a Personal Financial Planner at Aspire Capital Management, located in Walnut Creek, California. He is excited to associate with a firm placing its clients . . . → Read More: Licensee Spotlight: Johnny Roland
This “Tool Examiner” article looks at the Personal Insights about Planning and Goal Setting tool.
Many individuals are reluctant to set goals because of prior unsuccessful experiences. Another common reaction is feeling intimidated or pressured by the goal setting process. Negative feelings about goal setting can short-circuit the Financial Life Planning process.
Before beginning the goal setting process, . . . → Read More: Tool Examiner: Personal Insights about Planning and Goal Setting