From Psychologist to Financial Planner – The Exceptional Career of Carol Craigie

For episode two of our our three part series we are joined by  Carol S. Craigie, CFP®, ChFC, MA,  the founder of Fiscal Fitness Clubs of America. Carol is a “psychologist turned financial planner” and has had a long and impressive career in financial planning. Carol’s passion to improve individual’s financial lives keeps pulling her out of retirement and re-imagining how to bring financial planning advice to the masses.

Carol’s passion for financial planning is inspiring and I’m so excited to share part of her story with you today.

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“We want to be Weight Watchers of money… [to] get people in clubs and bring money out of the closet. And You get people, just like dieting, to do budgeting so they accomplish their goals!”

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The FPA Board of Directors

Dick Wagner Tribute

Bridging Research and Practice: Life Planning

Amy Mullen, CFP® is Vice President at Money Quotient®, a non-profit focused on education and research. Money Quotient® provides practical ways to consistently bring life planning into financial planning firms. Their research has bettered the lives of many clients and continues to propel the financial planning profession forward.

Amy shares her journey to financial planning and how family ties brought her to financial planning, even though she isn’t a financial planner. Amy walks through the basic process that Money Quotient uses to help create an exceptional experience with clients.

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“The advisors who work with us at Money Quotient® none of them fear robo-advisors… There are multiple parts of the process that are necessary for a human for an individual to raise their level of self awareness.”

 

Sudden Money

EVOKE®

CFP® Certification

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA – Financial Therapy

Kansas State University – Financial Therapy Clinic

Money Quotient® Recommended Reading

The Importance of Research

Dr. Dave YeskeI am excited to have Dr. Dave Yeske on today’s podcast! Dave is the current Practioner Editor of the Journal of Financial Planning, past President of the national Financial Planning Association and runs Yeske Buie, a financial planning firm that is a national leader for best practices. To say his resume is impressive is an understatement!

Today Dave shares the importance of research for financial advisors. We discuss the research he did on Policy-Based Financial Planning, which has been implemented by many firms as well as how financial planners, especially young planners, can incorporate research into their firms.

If we want to truly move forward as a profession, we have to be engaged with the research and let that help guide our work with clients.

I hope you enjoy this episode!

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If we can take some researched based approaches to helping  our clients affect healthy changes in their lives and in their financial lives… why would we not want to be using the most powerful tools for that.

 

Nudge
Policy-Based Financial Planning in the Journal of Financial Planning
Transtheoretical Model (or Stages of Change) – Health Behavior Change
Golden Gate University
The Financial Wisdom of Ebenezer Scrooge by Rick Kahler
Money Quotient 
The Journal of Financial Planning (archive)
Academy of Financial Services (AFS) – The Journal of Individual Financial Management
The Evidence Based Financial Planning by Dave Yeske and Elissa Buie
Evaluating Research Course
Dimensional Fund Advisors