WalletHub's 2017’s Best & Worst States for Singles

“What should singles be looking for when choosing where to live?

It should not necessarily be assumed that single individuals are looking to date someone, but there is evidence that single people are less happy than those in a relationship (Stutzer & Frey, 2006). For those many singles that are looking to move to another city, they might want to consider how many other single people there are in the city of their choice…”

Is Financial Wellness Therapy Right for You?

“Derek Lawson is a former CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ™ professional, now studying Financial Planning and Financial Therapy at Kansas University, who became interested in financial wellness after four years of working as a planner. It became clear to him during that time how many people’s issues with money were behavioral, not economic….”

Digital Marketing 4 Financial Planners: Episode 4 - Derek Lawson on his Website Launch

“Derek R Lawson just launched www.derekrlawson.com.  He shares his experiences during his recent website launch.  He shares details about what platform he chose, how he found the person to build the site, and the greater purpose he wants the the website to serve.

Though the site is about him and his work, it is more than just a digital “CV” about his career and work.  The purpose of his website is to be a resource for both CFP® Practitioners and academics.  Derek is a “maven” for the financial planning profession…”

XY Planning Network: How Derek Lawson Built a Killer Network and Set Up for Professional Success

“Most of us certainly waited until after we graduated with our university degrees before beginning to build strong relationships with some of the industry’s top names. But not Derek Lawson…”

USA Today: Tips to Help Millennials Save and Invest for Retirement

“Step one, says Derek Lawson, financial planner at Sonas Financial Group in Kansas City, Mo., who specializes in Gen Y clients, is to take an inventory of everything you own: checking accounts, savings accounts, investment accounts, CDs and IRAs. Those are your assets…”

Kansas State University: Faces of Human Ecology

“Derek Lawson, who earned a master’s in personal financial planning as a K-State global campus student, chose to pursue a Ph.D. in personal financial planning because it gives him the opportunity to work directly with faculty.”

The Kansas City Star: Are Behavioral Biases Impacting Your Personal Finances?

“The problem is that traditional finance says that humans are rational creatures, are very self-interested, and will always make the right choice when given enough information.”

The Kansas City Star: Five Ways to Protect Your Online Assets

“…it is equally important to consider how to keep track of all your online accounts and the various log-ins to those accounts. Now, more than ever, these assets need to be discussed and included as part of your overall estate plan.”

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If you need input from a seasoned professional on a wide variety of personal finance and behavioral finance topics, I would be happy to lend my expertise.