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K-State Clinic Merges Couples Therapy With Financial Planning

Professors Kristy Archuleta and John Grable are studying the effectiveness of therapeutic and financial planning techniques in different settings. Photo by Sylvia Maria Gross / KCUR.


Manhattan, KS – One of the most common issues that couples fight over is money. And sometimes a financial planner can't help, because there's underlying emotional factors that don't show up on a spreadsheet. But there's a few people in the industry who are trying out a new method they're tentatively calling "financial therapy" - which merges techniques of marriage counseling with financial planning. KCUR's Sylvia Maria Gross recently paid a visit to a new clinic that's researching this new strategy in Manhattan, Kansas.

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Sylvia Maria Gross is storytelling editor at KCUR 89.3. Reach her on Twitter @pubradiosly.
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