Money Scripts

  • Derek LawsonEmail author
  • Bradley T. Klontz
  • Sonya L. Britt


This chapter reviews the literature on money scripts. Money scripts are those typically unconscious, contextually bound, partially true beliefs about money that are developed in childhood and drive adult financial behaviors. Four categories of money scripts will be highlighted: money worship, money status, money avoidance, and money vigilance. Techniques for identifying, challenging, and changing money scripts will be presented.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Derek Lawson
    • 1
    Email author
  • Bradley T. Klontz
    • 2
  • Sonya L. Britt
    • 2
  1. 1.Kansas State UniversityManhattanUSA
  2. 2.Family Studies and Human ServicesKansas State UniversityManhattanUSA

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