Mark Butler established the financial planning & wealth management firm that is Butler Financial in 1996, after working for and training extensively with American Express/IDS. He is senior financial advisor, relating directly with firm clients on matters of planning, investments, wealth transfer, and overall sound financial decision-making. Mark holds a B.A./Philosophy (CU/Boulder) and M.A./Psych (Naropa Univ.), and is currently ensconced in the study of economics and behavioral finance. During the past fifteen years he has served as director on several boards of educational, religious, and financial not-for-profit organizations. Mark has recently completed a book on the psychology of money, Zen Money Blues, published in June 2009.