* If you are a Financial Health Institute graduate, please contact Lisa Dannen at ldannen@fhinst.com to access graduate materials.

Resources & Tools for Case Managers

Healthy Communities Resource List May 2016
Denver County Healthy Communities’ Resource and Referral List

Financial Health for Case Managers PowerPoint Presentation

My Plan for Transitioning from Benefits to Earned Income
Financial Health Institute created this tool to help case managers plan for the “cliff effect” with their clients.

Second Chance Banks and Credit Unions in Colorado
This is a list of banks and credit unions who offer bank accounts and services for individuals with poor credit history.

The Self-Sufficiency Standard for Colorado 2015
Prepared by the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, this measure calculates how much income a family must earn to meet basic needs, varying by family composition and location.

Trauma Informed Care Resources – CO Refugee Services Program (CRSP)

CRSP Trauma Informed Care Training is a course that we facilitate with the help of Aspire Training and Consulting. We would like to share these resources to assist anyone who was not able to attend our Trauma Informed Care Course.

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Financial Health Literature

Marketing and Neuromarketing

  • Buy-ology: Truth and Lies About Why We Buy – Martin Lindstrom
  • Mirror Makers: A History of American Advertising and Its Creators – Stephen Fox
  • A Consumer’s Republic: The Politics of Mass Consumption in Postwar America – Lizabeth Cohen
  • Advertising the American Dream: Making Way for Modernity, 1920-1940 – Roland Marschand
  • The Buying Brain: Secrets to Selling to the Subconscious Mind – A. K. Pradeep

Psychology and the Brain

  • Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School – John Medina
  • Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ – Daniel Goleman
  • Mindset: The New Psychology of Success – Carol Dweck
  • Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking – Malcolm Gladwell
  • Outliers: The Story of Success – Malcolm Gladwell
  • Stumbling on Happiness – Daniel Gilbert
  • How the Mind Works – Steven Pinker
  • The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do To Get More of It –Kelly McGonigal
  • Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain – David Eagleman
  • Cognitive Dissonance: 50 Years of a Classic Theory – Joel Cooper
  • Mistakes Were Made (but Not By Me) – Tavris & Aronson
  • Redirect: The Surprising New Science of Psychological Change – Timothy D. Wilson
  • Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard – Dan & Chip Heath

Economics and Behavioral Economics

  • Thinking, Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahneman
  • The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business – Charles Duhigg
    Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism – George A. Akerlof
  • The Power of Myth – Joseph Campbell
  • Choices, Values, and Frames – Kahneman & Tversky
  • Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions – Dan Ariely
  • Your Money & Your Brain: How the New Science of Neuroeconomics Can Help Make You Rich – Jason Zweig
  • The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home – Dan Ariely
  • Free to Choose: A Personal Statement – Milton & Rose Friedman
  • The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World – Niall Ferguson
  • Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness – Richard Thaler & Cass Sunstein
  • Debt: The First 5,000 Years – David Graeber
  • The Wealth of Nations – Adam Smith
  • Rational Choice in an Uncertain World: The Psychology of Judgment and Decision Making – Reid. K Hastie & Robyn M. Dawes
  • Decision Making: A Behavioral Economic Approach – Michal Skorepa
  • Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes and How to Correct Them: Lessons from the Life-Changing Science of Behavioral Economics – Belsky & Gilovich


  • Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities – Payne, DeVol, & Dreussi Smith
  • The Culture Code: An Ingenious Way to Understand Why People Around the World Live and Buy as They Do – Clotaire Rapaille
  • I Live in the Future & Here’s How it Works: Why Your World, Work & Brain Are Being Creatively Disrupted – Nick Bilton
  • The Fragile Middle Class: Americans in Debt – Sullivan, Warren & Westbrook
  • The Two-Income Trap: Why Middle-Class Families are Going Broke – Warren & Tyagi
  • Satisfaction Guaranteed: The Making of the American Mass Market – Susan Strasser
  • White Collar: The American Middle Classes – C. Wright Mills
  • Land of Desire: Merchants, Power and the Rise of a New American Culture – William R. Leach
  • The Emergence of the Middle Class: Social Experience in the American City, 1760-1900 – Stuart M. Blumin
  • Consumer Society in American History: A Reader – Lawrence B. Glickman
  • Christmas in America: A History – Penne L. Restad
  • The American Idea of Success – Richard M. Huber

Motivational and How-To

  • Man’s Search for Meaning – Victor E. Frankl
  • Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World – Tracy Kidder
  • Walden – Henry David Thoreau
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen R. Covey
  • First Things First – Stephen R. Covey
  • The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness – Stephen R. Covey
  • Change Anything: The New Science of Personal Success – Patterson, Grenny, Maxfield, McMillan & Switzler
  • The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom: Practical and Spiritual Steps So You Can Stop Worrying – Suze Orman
  • Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time – Keith Ferazzi & Tahl Raz
  • The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness – Dave Ramsey

Other Materials

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