Rick Kahler

Rick Kahler, MSFP, CFP®, CFT-1™, CeFT®, CCIM, founder of Kahler Financial Group, is a life-long resident of Rapid City, SD. His firm, specializing in the integration of financial coaching, financial therapy, and traditional financial planning, attracts an international clientele. The company specializes in investment advising, financial planning, and financial therapy services for business owners, professionals, and retirees. He founded Kahler Financial Group in 1981 and became the first fee-only Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) in South Dakota in 1983. In 2020 he became one of the first Certified Financial Therapist-Level I (CFT-I™,) in the nation, a Certified Financial Transitionist (CeFT®), and in 2021 became a Certified IFS℠ Practitioner.

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The Emotional Cost of Being “It”

Imagine this scenario: You get a call one morning from your elderly mother, who lives independently but can no longer drive. She needs a ride to a medical appointment that afternoon. You respond that your afternoon is tied up with client appointments, so you can’t take her. What do you do?

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Your Money Scripts Run Your Finances

Money Scripts is a term that Brad Klontz, Ted Klontz, and I coined in around 2005 when we were working on one of our co-authored books. We based it on a term “life scripts,” used by some therapists to describe unconscious beliefs that shape people’s behavior. Money scripts, then, are unconscious beliefs people hold around money.

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