Something You Should Know about Household Spending


How Money Impacts Happiness

February, 25, 2014

 

Interview with Laura Rowley, author of the book Money and Happiness: A Guide to Living the Good Life

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When it comes to money and possessions; the way your brain works can work against you.

 

Laura Rowley:
There's something called the "hedonic treadmill," you know when you have a great family you usually don't say, "Gee, I'm going to go out and get another one, cause this is so great." But we always do that with money and material goods and it's really hard to get off that treadmill.
 


Laura Rowley

Getting Out Of Debt

January 6, 2014

 

Interview with Jerri Simpson, author of the book Lose 100 Pounds of DEBT WEIGHT: Learn How To Trim That Credit Card Fat

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Perhaps one of your new year’s resolutions for 2014 will be to do something about all that credit card debt.

 

Jerri Simpson:
The biggest thing is learning how to use credit cards because that’s one thing that we’re not taught in school at all. They just keep giving them to you like candy.
 


Jerri L Simpson

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Link Between Money & Happiness

December 2, 2013

 

Interview with Donna Skeels Cygan, author of the book The Joy of Financial Security: The art and science of becoming happier, managing your money wisely, and creating a secure financial future.
www.joyoffinancialsecurity.com 

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Money may not buy happiness.

 

Donna Skeels Cygan:
But it most certainly impacts our happiness and I just wanted to come up with some strategies that people can use to help them with their finances as well as make them happier.
 


Donna Skeels Cygan

Accumulating Wealth

September 11, 2013

 

Interview with Brett Wilder, author of the book The Quiet Millionaire: Eliminate Financial Stress and Accumulate Wealth for a Lifetime of Security and Independence

 

www.quietmillionaire.com

 

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Mike Carruthers: 
Most millionaires, you've never heard of… 

 

Brett Wilder: 
They're people who accumulate money very quietly. You hear about Bill Gates and Warren Buffet and Donald Trump but you don't hear about the thousands of people who know what needs to be done to make themselves financially independent.
 


Brett Wilder

How Spending Money Has Changed

July 29, 2013

 

Interview with Manisha Thakor, co-author of the book On My Own Two Feet: A Modern Girl's Guide to Personal Finance

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When it comes to spending money, things have really changed over the last few years. 


Manisha Thakor:

In previous generations we used to compare ourselves horizontally, literally, to the Jones' on our block. And typically we lived around people who made a similar sort of income. They'd get a new grill and we'd want a new grill.

 


Manisha Thakor

Strategies Of The Wealthy

June 13, 2013

 

Interview with Jason Vanclef, author of the book The Wealth Code 2.0: How the Rich Stay Rich in Good Times and Bad

 

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Mike Carruthers:
How do rich people get rich?

 

Jason Vanclef:
They don’t put all their eggs in one basket – we’ve heard it before.  They build financial tables with many different legs on them. Stocks and bonds are just one leg and they understand that legs will break but other ones will support the table.
 


Jason Vanclef

Reducing Money Stress

May 24, 2013

 

Interview with Julie Stav, author of the book The Money in You!: Discover Your Financial Personality and Live the Millionaire's Life

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Money may not buy happiness, however…

 

Julie Stav:
Money buys you options - it buys you the time to concentrate and cultivate that special gift that each one of us has been given. If you're worried about paying your bills, you cannot worry about doing good.
 


Julie Stav

How You View Money

May 3, 2013

 

Interview with Glenn Smiley, author of the book All in the Name of Love

 

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Mike Carruthers:
How you view money in your life probably has a lot to do with how your parent's viewed money.

 

Glenn Smyly:
We watch how our parent's did money and then we make decisions like, "there's not enough money, I can't afford to buy that." We tend to limit ourselves in the amount of money we make to have it be just a little more than our parent's did.
 


Glenn Smyly

Keeping Up With The Jones's

April 5, 2013

 

Interview with Shira Boss, author of the book Green With Envy: A Whole New Way to Look at Financial (Un)Happiness

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Never being satisfied, always wanting more, trying to keep up with the Jones's - whatever you call it, it may be human nature.

 

Shira Boss:
I think it's human and even animal nature to want to be the biggest and best on the block type of thing - it's part of the American dream - it's all based on doing better, constantly.
 


Shira Boss

Protecting Your Identity - Part 2

March 19, 2013

 

Interview with Scott Mitic, CEO of Trusted ID www.TrustedID.com

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Identity thieves love social media, why?

 

Scott Mitic:
Because we are free and easy with our information online in ways that we really aren’t offline. 
 


Scott Mitic

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