With this combined approach informed by both therapeutic and financial competencies, financial therapists are equipped to help people reach their financial goals by thoughtfully addressing financial challenges, while at the same time, attending to the emotional, psychological, behavioral, and relational hurdles that are intertwined.

The unprecedented and negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has hit all of us over the past several months. While an in-person annual conference in October was to give us a time to come together as a community to support and learn from one another; the health, safety, and well-being of our members and community must come first. As of now, the impact of the coronavirus has no foreseeable future, and thus, the FTA has made the decision to reformat our annual in-person conference to a virtual conference.

Rest assured the FTA and the Conference Committee are working diligently to develop a virtual format that delivers the same value of cutting-edge and innovate learning opportunities, social networking and community support, and ability to grow as an individual and community. The conference theme of Awaken your Money Story. Awaken Your Potential. has never been more poignant as we grow, learn, and discuss together how financial issues are intertwined with every aspect of our lives.

There are many groundbreaking things taking shape with FTA and I cannot wait to share all of them with you. More information will be forthcoming shortly, however, I want to encourage you to mark your calendars for our 2020 virtual conference to be held on October 8th and 9th. You will not want to miss this exciting and unique experience!

Registration Now Open!

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Sessions will be virtual and focused for practitioners, researchers, students, including keynote and breakout sessions, and academic poster sessions. 

When: Thursday, October 8 - Friday, October 9, 2020

Where: Virtual Online Platform

Schedule: TBA

Registration Fee
Student Member- $100
Professional Member - $225
Retiree Member - $225
Non-Member - $325
DataPoints Member - $225


If you're interested in being a 2020 conference sponsor, contact us today: [email protected]

Webinar: October 2, 2020 at 1 p.m. EST

Financially Empowering Widows

Death of a spouse hands down has been proven to be the most stressful life event one can experience. Widowhood is such an intense transitional experience that widows need strong support but at the same time married friends often become distant, other friends are simply uncomfortable and often family members live far away.  You as her trusted advisor can be her most important support.  A recent piece of research shows when women receive this type of support they are statistically more loyal, more likely to promote you and more likely to tell their family and friends about you. In other words, the work you do with widows may require extra time, thought and patience now but it is well worth it over the long run to establish a client who will never leave you.


 Dr. Laura H. Mattia, MBA, CFP®, NAPFA Registered Advisor

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