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Understanding Financial Stress – How to Manage Your Mind 


Produced by American Express, VantageScore Solutions and TransUnion

Financial psychologist, Brad Klontz, leads a family of frontline workers through a session to get to the root of their financial stress.

Over 70% of Americans experience financial stress at least some of the time. Many of us are living with anxiety about finances that can impact our relationships, our health, and our well-being. So, how do you manage financial stress in a way that’s productive and empowers you to reach a better place?


As financial psychologist Dr. Brad Klontz can tell you, getting to a better place with your finances means exploring your emotional relationship with money and the unconscious beliefs that you have. These are your “money scripts.”


We hold strong (and often subconscious) beliefs about money that guide our financial decisions and influence financial outcomes. To identify how your core money beliefs influence your life, Dr. Klontz recommends asking yourself questions like:

  • Do you avoid thinking about money?
  • Is your living space cluttered with things you do not use?
  • Do you feel guilty when you take time off from work?
  • Do you avoid opening or looking at your bank statements?
  • What is your biggest fear about money?

Or for a more comprehensive understanding of your own unconscious beliefs about money, take the full Klontz Money Behavior Inventory assessment to dive deeper into how these beliefs impact your financial decision.

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