P$yFi | Psychological Finance

by The Redstone Rocket

Learn how your brain and your money can work together to help you achieve financial success and stability.

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Podcast episodes

  • Season 3

  • Episode 8: Are thinking errors holding you back? Financial Cognitive Distortions, Part 1

    Episode 8: Are thinking errors holding you back? Financial Cognitive Distortions, Part 1

    May is Mental Health Awareness month. In part 1 of this 3-part series, 2 therapists help you examine how you THINK with money, which impacts how you feel and ultimately behave with money. The top 10 cognitive distortions that plague our everyday thinking are generalized to money. Learn how to map your cognitive constellation and hear how it can impact the view of your financial self, world, and future. Consider joining us for the Compulsive Spending class on 4 SEP at 11CT. Link coming soon.

  • Episode 7: Preparing for a F.A.B. Retirement, with The New Retirementality book review, PART 3

    Episode 7: Preparing for a F.A.B. Retirement, with The New Retirementality book review, PART 3

    Whether you’re 30 years or 30 days from retirement, this 3-part book-review series will prepare you what Olivia calls a F.A.B. Retirement. She wants you to have the Financial, Affective, and Behavioral skills to prepare. Most employees are aimlessly wandering toward retirement. Without true direction, you’ll likely end up somewhere you didn’t want to go. Following the book by Mitch Anthony, The New Retirementality, Olivia will challenge your personal I.R.A. (Individual Retirement Attitude) and assess whether it is consistent with your retirement values and goals, facilitating a truer sense of direction. Army endorsement is not implied. Several books on retirement exist, and you are encouraged to find the best book that resonates with your values. If you are a Redstone Arsenal service, civilian, or family member, please call Olivia for financial readiness services at 256-876-6299.

  • Episode 6: Preparing for a F.A.B. Retirement, with The New Retirementality book review, PART 2

    Episode 6: Preparing for a F.A.B. Retirement, with The New Retirementality book review, PART 2

    Whether you’re 30 years or 30 days from retirement, this 3-part book-review series will prepare you what Olivia calls a F.A.B. Retirement. She wants you to have the Financial, Affective, and Behavioral skills to prepare. Most employees are aimlessly wandering toward retirement. Without true direction, you’ll likely end up somewhere you didn’t want to go. Following the book by Mitch Anthony, The New Retirementality, Olivia will challenge your personal I.R.A. (Individual Retirement Attitude) and assess whether it is consistent with your retirement values and goals, facilitating a truer sense of direction. Army endorsement is not implied. Several books on retirement exist, and you are encouraged to find the best book that resonates with your values. If you are a Redstone Arsenal service, civilian, or family member, please call Olivia for financial readiness services at 256-876-6299.

  • Episode 5: Preparing for a F.A.B. Retirement, with The New Retirementality book review, PART 1

    Episode 5: Preparing for a F.A.B. Retirement, with The New Retirementality book review, PART 1

    Whether you’re 30 years or 30 days from retirement, this 3-part book-review series will prepare you what Olivia calls a F.A.B. Retirement. She wants you to have the Financial, Affective, and Behavioral skills to prepare. Most employees are aimlessly wandering toward retirement. Without true direction, you’ll likely end up somewhere you didn’t want to go. Following the book by Mitch Anthony, The New Retirementality, Olivia will challenge your personal I.R.A. (Individual Retirement Attitude) and assess whether it is consistent with your retirement values and goals, facilitating a truer sense of direction. Army endorsement is not implied. Several books on retirement exist, and you are encouraged to find the best book that resonates with your values. If you are a Redstone Arsenal service, civilian, or family member, please call Olivia for financial readiness services at 256-876-6299.

  • Episode 4: Mapping Out Your Happiness for Today and Tomorrow

    Episode 4: Mapping Out Your Happiness for Today and Tomorrow

    Olivia has made the point that money can’t buy happiness, but another therapist reframes the discussion in how money can be used as a “tool” to move you towards a stronger sense of financial wellbeing. Just as we engage in financial planning, CarolynWhite, Licensed Clinical Social Worker with Redstone Arsenal’s Employee Assistance Program, shares how we can actually “plan” or “map out” our happiness. We don’t normally “look” for happiness. We usually stumble upon it and enjoy it while it lasts. We get so excited looking forward to our goals (like retirement), but often feel let down once we reach them. Mismatched values, unexpected challenges, and rigid storylines cause us to feel disconnected and dull our achievements. In this episode, Carolyn helps you understand what is truly important to you and how to enjoy life’s journey. When you get into the habit of noticing happiness, you can plan more of it. If you are a Redstone Arsenal Employee, feel free to call the Employee Assistance Program to discover if you are eligible for free, confidential counseling services at 256-316-6098.