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April 19, 2016

Financial Planning Association names K-State professor and doctoral student recipients of the 2016 Montgomery-Warschauer Award

Submitted by Anne Rubash

Martin Seay, assistant professor of personal financial planning in the College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University, and Sarah Asebedo, assistant professor of practice in financial planning at Virginia Tech and K-State doctoral student in the personal financial planning program, will accept their 2016 Montgomery-Warschauer Award in September at the Financial Planning Association annual conference in Baltimore, Maryland.

Seay and Asebedo authored the article "From Functioning to Flourishing: Applying Positive Psychology to Financial Planning" in the November issue of the Journal of Financial Planning. The Montgomery-Warschauer Award recipients are those who have bettered the profession through a key contribution within the last year and are chosen by the journal's editorial staff.

At the annual conference in September, Seay and Asebedo will present their ground-breaking research that looks at how financial planners can incorporate positive psychology into their practice in order to better facilitate their clients' life goals and well-being. The article goes in depth, including case studies, resources and tools so that the principles are directly applicable by financial planners.