Paul (Ted) Klontz, PhD

Dr. Ted Klontz is Associate Professor of Practice of Financial Psychology and Behavioral Finance at Creighton University’s Heider College of Business and Co-founder and Director of the Financial Psychology Institute® .  The classes he teaches include Financial Communication and Client Interviewing and Psychology of Family Finances.  As an educator, he believes “telling is not teaching; if it can be said, it can be shown, and should be.”

Dr. Klontz has a 40+ year career in counseling, consulting and advising that has included authoring, co-authoring and/or contributing to 6 financial psychology related books (e.g. Wired for Wealth, Financial Wisdom of Ebenezer Scrooge, Facilitating Financial Health, Financial Therapy: Theory, Research and Practice). 

He is a published researcher, professional speaker and trainer with corporate groups focusing on communication skill development and anxiety management.  Dr. Klontz is a designer and facilitator of workshops; consultant to major entertainment management groups; consultant to the US defense department; and has a private practice focused on working with professional athletes/entertainers and financial professionals. 

He has served in expert roles as an advisor to Congressional Committees and is regularly quoted in national and international media including The Today Show, CNN, Good Morning America, Larry King Live, Oprah Winfrey, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, Money magazine and The New York Times.  His Healing Money Issues Workshop was featured on ABC News’ 20-20 and Good Morning America.  He has also appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Network.  He is President of Klontz Consulting Group, has served as one of the founding executive officers of the National Financial Therapy Association, and is Co-Founder of Your Mental Wealth,™ a direct to consumer personal finance brand.

In addition to academia and his professional career, Dr. Klontz’s favorite activity is spending time with family and friends in the Black Hills of South Dakota. 

View a full listing of Dr. Klontz’s publications and honors.