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Mixing psychology and wealth management

Financial therapy gets people thinking about the financial decisions they make - not their investment returns

THERAPY AT YOUR FINGER-TIPS: A student wears stress-sensing monitors, which track changes in moods as people answer questions about money, during a practice counselling session at the Financial Therapy Clinic at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas.

I FELT calm as I sat on a blue couch for my close encounter with the nascent field of financial therapy. I watched as Joel Reimer, a fit, 50-something man in a golf shirt, put sensors on my thumb and fingers.

I was in the middle of Kansas, in one of the examination rooms at the Financial