October 13, 2020
by Elizabeth Pratt
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is associated with higher financial distress and a higher risk of suicide for those in a lot of debt. [More]
April 29, 2020
by Elizabeth Pratt
By some predictions, the COVID19 pandemic will cause the worst financial crisis in the US since the Great Depression.
Already across the United States many are experiencing pay cuts and job losses, and for couples this may mean a lot of pressure on romantic relationships.
Whilst financial struggles are never easy, research from the University of Arizona has found that some couples are better prepared to cope with financial stress than others. [More]
September 12, 2019
by Elizabeth Pratt
The Great Recession, officially spanning from 2007 to 2009, impacted many people across the United States.
Now, researchers have determined that those who experienced a job-related, housing-related, or financial hardship during the Great Recession are more likely to experience an increase in anxiety, depression and drug use. [More]
One of the biggest causes of conflict in relationships is differences in values, goals, and habits related to money, and communication about money issues. To keep a relationship happy and peaceful, it’s important for couples to understand their beliefs about money, learn how to talk about money, and learn how to align their financial goals. If you can do these things, you will be well on your way to having one less thing to argue about! [More]
December 18, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA
The holiday season can be a difficult time for many of us, especially those of us who have family members and friends who we want to see and spend time with on a regular basis. That being said, there are a lot of things that we have to get done over the holiday season, and sometimes, we lose focus on what we should be focusing on during this time of year. We get so caught up in the excitement and the "doing" that we forget about the people that we love and want to be around on a regular basis. [More]
Decision fatigue is a genuine condition. The term refers to the way decisions made by people after a long session of decision making will deteriorate (Baumeister, 2003). Decision fatigue is an important consideration here at Christmas time. Deciding the right thing to buy for others, shopping for it, then paying a good price for it are uppermost in most people’s minds at this time of year. [More]
April 26, 2014
by Christie Hunter
The “buy now and pay later” culture has left millions of people homeless. The culture of consumerism has impacted global economy in an unprecedented manner and according to capitalists has a culture can be considered as one of the biggest factors for ever worsening financial crisis. Not only it has impacted world’s market, but has also given rise to financial stress. People are getting into a habit of buying more than they need which ultimately leads to financial crisis. [More]
November 22, 2013
by Casey Truffo, LMFT
When people fall in love and begin to consider marriage, nothing seems less romantic than discussing the potentially thorny issues that are likely to crop up down the road as their relationship progresses. After all, isn’t a little mystery a good thing? No one wants to treat a future engagement or marriage as a potential business merger. [More]
October 9, 2013
by LuAnn Pierce, LCSW
Losing a job is painful, and can devastate an entire family. The ripple effect of job loss has been researched and is believed to affect at least two generations. Here are some long term effects of job loss. [More]
August 4, 2013
by Ashley Marie
Back to School Series
The start of your college career is just around the corner. You’ve done your campus tour, been assigned your college dorm, signed up for your classes, said goodbye to your high school friends, listened to your parents cry as they anticipate your departure, and wondered what your life will be like as a college student.
Will you get along with your roommate? Will your ... [More]