Financial Psychology Institute Europe®

‘A (financial) belief is not a thought out idea about money your mind possesses.
It’s an unconscious based idea of finances and money that possesses the mind.’

Robert Bolton (bewerkt door A. Abbenes)

Financial Psychology
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’Application of the Field of Clinical Psychology to Personal Finance.’ 
Focusing on beliefs around money which influences our financial choices and behaviors. Stimulating financial health, promoting financial & overall well-being.

Examines an individual’s personals relationship with money and how this moneyrelationship creates financial beliefs and impacts financial behavior. 
(Founding Fathers Dr. P. T. (Ted) Klontz & Dr. B.T. (Brad) Klontz)

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Provide insight in psychological aspects and destructive financial behaviors which inhibit or decrease financial health and financial well-being. These aspects are universal cognitive / emotional biases AND personal financial beliefs. For example: biases and heuristics, financial stressors; financial fears; moneyscripts; financial comfort-zone; financial enabling; financial denial; overspending.

Integration of Behavioral Finance with other areas of psychology in order to establish client centered interventions. Implement those interventions efficaciously and (help others to) facilitate sound financial decision-making. And create a healthy relationship with money. 

Reduce financial stress and alleviate destructive financial behavior results in obtaining and to increase financial health. Thereby financial illiteracy will reduce and a healthy relationship with money will be created. Financial & overall well-being will improve!

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Mission Financial Psychology Institute Europe®

Increase the understanding of how psychological aspects influence financial behavior and financial decision making.
Establish evidence-based interventions to obtain individuals & societies financial health and to improve (financial) well-being.
Educate financial professionals, mental health- and other professionals to work more efficaciously with clients.

We Carry Out Our Mission with: 

  • Research in the field of Financial Psychology, Financial Therapy, Behavioral Finance.
  • Develop evidence-based interventions in collaboration with various (international) institutions & organizations.
  • Develop educational & training material.
  • Facilitate establishing guidelines in regard of financial behavior. 
  • Advising governments according to financial health, financial literacy and financial well-being 

Evidence-Based Interventions to:

  • Addressing and alleviating money related psychological and emotional factors which inhibit / decrease financial and mental health.
  • Reducing financial fears and anxiety,
  • Addressing and alleviate destructive financial behavior.
  • Promote financial self-sufficiency.
  • Obtain and increase financial health and overall (financial) well-being.
  • Establish sufficient financial decision-making.

For Professionals in a.o.:

  • Financial Planning.
  • Banking and Insurance.
  • Mental Health.
  • Consultancy
  • Coaching
  • Mediation
  • Law services, Attorneys.
  • Law Enforcement
  • Education
  • Government Institutions.
  • Research for all these disciplines.

Financial Decisionmaking in Europe:

Finances are the number 1 cause of stress. There is a global lack of sufficient financial decision making. Financial problems & financial stressors lead to discomfort, psychological problems and even mental illnesses.  Most people experience financial problems after their divorce.

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Financial Conflicts are the Number 1 Cause for Divorce. World wide

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Of all Marriages end in Divorce. This holds World wide

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of all Dutch Citizens Consider Hiring a Financial Planner

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of all Citizens in West and North Europe Plan their Pension

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of all Western Europe Citizens Know the Value of their Assets

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