Since 1982, Olivia Mellan has been a groundbreaker in the field of money psychology, couples communication, stress management, and conflict resolution. Her monthly column, The Psychology of Advice appears in Investment Advisor, and she has appeared on Oprah, the Today Show, and ABC's 20/20, and other nationwide media. She also speaks all over the country to businesses, professional groups, and to the general public.
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About Olivia Mellan
Take the Moneyharmony Quiz!
What's your money personality style? Are you a hoarder? A spender? A money monk? An avoider? An amasser? Take Olivia's and Sherry Christie's Money Personality Quiz from their newest book, Money Harmony: A Road Map for Individuals and Couples, and find out how much of each of the first 5 money types rule your actions and attitudes.
Watch "In the Prime: Couples and Money with Olivia Mellan"
Olivia has released In the Prime: Couples and Money with Olivia Mellan to the public for all to watch! It is a workshop for individuals and couples that includes money personality types, couples polarization patterns, childhood messages and childhood vows, how to debunk money myths and move toward rational decision-making, both individually and as a couple, and an interview with Deborah Potter from a PBS-TV talk show on couples and money, including discussion of merged vs. separate money.
"Olivia's Secret Language of Money" available for download!
Olivia's Secret Language of Money - which will take you on a personal and relationship journey to achieve what she calls "Money Harmony" - is now available on the web as a digital download for only $30!
Hear her talk you through and walk you through childhood messages and vows; money myths; what money types are you and how to reach balance; creating money dialogues; couples depolarization; and much more...
Olivia's Latest from ThinkAdvisor — Mergers and Aspirations
Olivia's article from the August 2015 issue of Investment Advisor, Mergers and Aspirations, is available online at ThinkAdvisor.com. From the article:
Dollars often drive the decision behind a merger or acquisition. It could be the promise of a larger share of wallet from existing clients, greater profitability from creating economies of scale or more fruitful succession planning. What often isn't discussed...
Olivia's July 2015 article from ThinkAdvisor — The Modern Family
Olivia's article from the July 2015 issue of Investment Advisor, What Advisors Should Know About 80% of American Families, is available online at ThinkAdvisor.com. From the article:
If you’re in your 40s or older, you may remember the big flap when TV sitcom journalist Murphy Brown, played by Candice Bergen, decided to have a baby without benefit of marriage. Among those who sounded off was then-Vice President Dan Quayle, who publicly chastised single mothers like the fictional Murphy for “ignoring the importance of fathers.”...
ThinkAdvisor.com (Aug 2014 issue) — Collaborative Divorce: A Win-Win Dissolution
Olivia's article from the August 2014 issue of Investment Advisor, Collaborative Divorce: A Win-Win Dissolution, is now available online. From the article:
When my first husband and I decided to end our marriage more than 30 years ago, we wanted to avoid ugly confrontations and create a solution that would give our young son a loving home with both of us sharing custody...
ThinkAdvisor.com (Aug 2014 issue) — Women, Money and the Confidence Gap
Olivia's article from the August 2014 issue of Investment Advisor, Women, Money and the Confidence Gap, is available online at ThinkAdvisor.com. From the article:
In recent years, banks, brokerage firms and fund companies have pulled out all the stops to make women more confident about money. Prompted by surveys showing women's feelings of helplessness around money management, discomfort with investing and greater risk aversion, the financial industry has sprouted women's initiatives, hosted seminars and published educational brochures by the ream...
ThinkAdvisor.com (July 2014 issue) — The Secret Sadness of Retired Men
Olivia's article from the July 2014 issue of Investment Advisor, The Secret Sadness of Retired Men, is available online at ThinkAdvisor.com. From the article:
Retirement may be dangerous to your health—especially if you're a man.
A growing body of research has found that retirement significantly increases the risk of clinical depression and even suicide among men...
Olivia is currently the author of five critically acclaimed books, including:
- Money Harmony: A Road Map for Individuals and Couples - Hot off the presses - New edition with cartoons!
- Overcoming Overspending: A Winning Plan for Spenders and their Partners
- The Client Connection: Helping Advisors Build Bridges That Last
- Advisor's Guide to Money Psychology (updated) - Taking the fear out of financial decision-making
- Money Shy to Money Sure: A Woman's Road Map to Financial Well-being
Find out more about other books and products from Olivia...
Events & Teleclasses
Be sure to check out the Upcoming Events section to see where Olivia will be speaking!
Mellan will schedule workshops in various cities as interest arises. If you are interested in setting up or organizing a workshop in your city, or you would like to book Olivia for keynotes or other speeches, contact Olivia directly.
Olivia is now offering three-session teleclasses to coaches, therapists, counselors, and financial advisors on money psychology, skills and techniques.
Find out more about Money Psychology Teleclasses.