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  • Take the Money Personality Quiz!

    Take the Money Personality Quiz from Money Harmony! 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.

    Take the Quiz!...

  • 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.

    More "Moving Toward Money Harmony" clips

  • "Olivia's Secret Language of Money" available for download!

    The Secret Language of Money 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...

    Buy "Olivia's Secret Language of Money" Now!

  • Olivia's Latest from ThinkAdvisor - Women, Money and the Confidence Gap

    Women, Money and the Confidence Gap Olivia's latest content, Women, Money and the Confidence Gap, is now available online. 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...


  • Olivia is selected to AdvisorOne's 2013 Top 25 Olivia was named to the Investment Advisor's 2013 Top 25, a select list of "the most influential individuals in and around the advisor business". From the article:

    "We live," Olivia Mellan told us, "in an adolescent society" marked by a short-term orientation, where people "don't plan ahead and look at the whole picture." That is where advisors can help, acting, as Mellan likes to say, as "therapeutic educators" who "walk the talk." Since they "have a peaceful lack of anxiety in talking about money," they are then able to lead their clients to apply the tools needed to achieve their goals.


  • Learn about money and relationships... Take a teleclass!


    * 101 — Money Harmony for You and for Your Clients - (for therapists, coaches, counselors, and financial professionals)
    * 102 — Men, Women and Money: Bridging the Gap - (for everyone)
    * 201 — Consultation & Supervision - (for those who have completed Teleclass 101)
    * FREE audio clips from past teleclasses

    To arrange a private teleclass for four or more participants at a convenient time for you, email Olivia

  • Passing It On - Dealing with Wealth and Inheritance

    Olivia has been leading two to three-day retreats across the country, to help parents and their adult children facilitate deepening communication between the generations. These retreats help each generation clarify their values and goals around inherited wealth and the impact they want to make on the world and on their family and friends. In addition, these events have been tremendously successful, heartwarming and fun(!) as they create a safe climate for participants to become good stewards of inherited wealth, and for the parents to communicate their emotional legacy as well as their financial one.

    Read Passing It On to find out more of Olivia's thoughts about these retreats...

    Email Olivia with any questions you may have about these retreats...

Olivia addressing meeting at Federal Reserve Bank in Kansas City, MS

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Consumers can learn how to better manage their credit at a free workshop set for Oct. 21 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

The event is part of the American Bankers Association's Get Smart About Credit Day.

In addition to the free workshop, financial expert and author Olivia Mellan will be the featured speaker.

Money Harmony Recommended by Michelle Singletary

Michelle Singletary, the personal finance guru for NPR's Day to Day radio show and author of the syndicated "The Color of Money" column for the Washington Post, recommended Olivia's book, Money Harmony: Resolving Money Conflicts In Your Life and Relationships


Olivia's Has Article Published at the Zur Institute Web site

Olivia has published an article, Money and Gender - Therapists and Clients: - Still the Last Taboo for Us Therapists?, at the Zur Institute Web site.


Money Harmony with Olivia Mellan on WWDB-AM ends on May 30th, 2007


After nine months of Olivia's radio show in Philadelphia, Olivia has decided to take a break and consider doing a syndicated radio talk show in a new area. Stay tuned!

Olivia's past shows are archived on this Web site soon after being broadcast. Show Archive...

"The Secret Language of Money" Released as 2-CD Set

Posted @ April 21, 2006, 10:31 AM

Olivia CD The Secret Language of Money is now available as part of the Money Harmony Audio Series. The 2-CD Set includes:

  • CD 1: Take Charge of Your Money: Mastering Your Money Style
  • CD 2: Men, Women and Money: Overcoming Money Conflicts

Price: $39.99. Order the CD now!

Olivia Named to Investment Advisor's Top 25

Posted @ April 27, 2006, 11:31 AM In Investment's Making the Future Happen, Olivia has been named to's Top 25 list of people who have most influenced the financial planning industry this year.

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Olivia Appears on the Today Show!

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The Today Show Olivia recently appeared multiple times on the Today Show to discuss "Overcoming Compulsive Spending: A Guide for Overspenders and their Partners". Major excerpts from the article, as well as the video of the interview, are available on The article in its entirety is also available here on

NEW Teleclass — Money Psychology 102

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Telephone Olivia is starting a new teleclass for individuals & couples: Men, Women and Money: Overcoming Money Conflicts (Money Psychology 102). The next series of this four-session teleclass will start in September 2006.

Please call me or email me to register. I am taking registrations for the next teleclass in Fall 2006.

More Information is available under the Teleclasses section...