Is a Money Neurosis Preventing You from Achieving Financial Success?

Find Out in a Free Exploratory Session

“If you don’t know who you are, the stock market is an expensive place to find out.”
— “Adam Smith,” author of “The Money Game”

The psychoanalyst, Dr. Edmund Bergler, coined the term money neurosis to describe people with an unbalanced, distorted, or perverse relation to money. According to Dr. Bergler, such neurotic individuals include chronic gamblers, misers, spendthrifts, schnorers (people who mooch off of others), and gold-diggers.

Hey, it's only money.

Over the years, Dr. Mark Dillof has had a good number of clients who have neurotic relations to money. This has led him to study the writing of Dr. Bergler and to do his own research in this area. It also led him to create a popular college course “The Psychology of Successful Investing.”

Dr. Dillof’s brings a wealth of experience to his investigation of money neurosis. He had a short but interesting career in finance, prior to going into counseling and coaching. He spent almost five years both as a stock and commodities broker, on Wall Street. He also worked for over a year and a half as a real estate assessor, for the NY City Department of Finance. In addition to the graduate degrees he holds, Dr. Dillof earned a certificate in investment and security analysis from the New York Institute of Finance. He also studied real estate at NYU.

Dr. Dillof’s academic background (psychology and philosophy), coupled with his experience in the world of finance, has afforded him both deep insights into the psychology of money, investors, speculators, and the emotional problems that prevent them from doing better in their investments.

Invest in Yourself and improve Your ROI

Needless to say, if we are to do well with our investments, we can’t bring emotional needs to bear upon our financial decisions. But, even beyond psychological health, what is needed is self-knowledge. As “Adam Smith” pointed out: “If you don’t know who you are, the stock market is an expensive place to find out.” Self –knowledge entails knowing one’s limits and one’s strengths. Along these lines, Peter Lynch — considered to have been the Babe Ruth of money managers — recommended that we invest in stocks we are familiar with. If for example, we work in the garment industry, we are more likely to have a feel for investing in companies in that industry than those the electronics industry.

Dr. Dillof is not an investment advisor. He won’t tell you what stocks to purchase. But he can examine your investment portfolio, as one would an inkblot exam. He can often discern the hidden motives behind investment decisions. The self-knowledge that you attain — through your talks with Dr. Dillof — can prove very valuable. Although there’s no guarantee, it is likely to bear fruit. Hopefully, it will help you to achieve a better return on your investments. At least, it is likely to save you from certain financial pitfalls and disasters.

Before You Call Your Broker, Call Dr. Dillof!

So, before you call your banker, stock broker, your real estate broker, or bookie, give Dr. Dillof a call. He offers a free half-hour exploratory session. Dr. Dillof can be reached at: (502) 458-7171 or at Opportunity knocks, so don’t delay!