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Institute of Personal Financial Planning

Institute of Personal Financial Planning
Kansas State University
307 Justin Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-1403

785-532-5505 fax

Kristy Archuleta


Contact Information

Courses I Teach

  • PFP 456 Financial Counseling and Communication (undergraduate)
  • FSHS 888 Research Methods I (doctoral)
  • PFP 769 Money and Relationships (graduate)
  • PFP 808 Research Application in PFP (graduate)
  • PFP 956 Clinical Research and Applications in Financial Counseling and Planning (doctoral)


  • Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy with an emphasis in Personal Financial Planning, Kansas State University, Manhattan (2008)
  • M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy, Kansas State University, Manhattan (2005)
  • B.S. in Family Relations and Child Development, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater (2001)

Short Biography

Dr. Archuleta's career objective is to bridge financial planning and MFT to form a type of financial therapy, where financial planners and relationship therapists work together to provide comprehensive treatment to clients experiencing financial distress. Her research interests include rural and farm families, dyadic processes influencing financial satisfaction and marital satisfaction, empirical based treatment for couples experiencing financial difficulties, and theoretical development to understand the connections between financial planning and couple relationships and how to work with them. Dr. Archuleta is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Kansas.