The financial life well-lived: psychological benefits of financial planning

Irving, Kym A. (2012) The financial life well-lived: psychological benefits of financial planning. Australasian Accounting Business and Finance Journal, 6(4), pp. 47-59.

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As the financial planning industry undergoes a series of reforms aimed at increased professionalism and improved quality of advice, financial planner training in Australia and elsewhere has begun to acknowledge the importance of interdisciplinary knowledge bases in informing both curriculum design and professoinal practice (e.g. FPA2009). This paper underscores the importance of the process of financial planning by providing a conceptual analysis of the six step financial planning process using key mechanisms derived from theory and research in cognate disciplines such as psychology and well-being. The paper identifies how these mechanisms may operate to impact client well-being in the financial planning context. The conceptual mapping of th emechanisms to process elements of financial planning is a unique contribution to the financial planning literature and offers a further framework in the armamentarium of researchers interested in pursuing questions around the value of financial planning. The conceptual framework derived from the analysis also adds to the growing body of literature aimed at developing an integrated model of financial planning.

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ID Code: 57706
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Financial planning, Subjective well-being, Psychological well-being, life satisfaction
ISSN: 1834-2000
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Accountancy
Copyright Owner: Copyright 20112 Australasian Accounting Business and Finance Journal and Authors
Deposited On: 04 Mar 2013 23:31
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2013 23:58

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