Sure, money is important. And yes, it can make you happy—but only up to a point. The truth is, science has shown that we each have a set point that links our earnings with happiness; go beyond that point, and your happiness ceases to increase with income.
In this illuminating guide to living a financially healthier, and happier, life, bestselling author and financial journalist Andrew Hallam demonstrates how you can optimize your income for maximum happiness by investing responsibly and living according to your values. You’ll find tips for using robo investors, insights for investing in socially responsible funds, and how to craft a personal budget that aligns your spending with what you hold most dear.
Drawing on behavioural science, evidence-based investing, and environmental science, he shows you how to start framing success in a way that actually brings happiness, not stress, into your life—by balancing your money, connection, health, and purpose.
Whether you’re a broke teenager, a middle-aged millionaire or someone who hopes to retire on a shoestring, we all have one thing in common: we want to enjoy our lives. That means living better and laughing more. It means caring for the environment and helping our children to succeed—while defining “success” the way we really should.
|Publisher:||Page Two Books, Inc.|
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Table of Contents
1 The Grim Reaper Asks 7
What Do You Value More, Your Stuff or Your Life?
2 Would You Say No To A High-Paying Job? 25
Binding Happiness, Health, income, and Location
3 Your Real Superpower 39
Building Social Relationships to Live Better and Longer
4 Who Are You Going To Follow? 55
Learning from Gratitude
5 Afford Anything, But Not Everything 73
Spending Decisions That Are Worth a Million Dollars
6 Bathrooms and the Markets 83
Daily Routines That Help You Make Money
7 Don't let a Financial Advisor Pour Water in Your Trumpet 103
Hidden Fees Drown Out Returns
8 Set It and Forget It 123
Hands-Off Investing Boosts Happiness and Profits
9 How Well Do You Know Yourself? 151
The Challenge of Picking a Portfolio Allocation That Will Keep You on Track
10 Happy Planet, Happy People 169
Socially Responsible Investing and Spending Can Help Save the Planet
11 From Little Acorns… 195
Helping Your Children Succeed
12 Rethink Retirement 217
Boost Well-Being and Longevity in Your Golden Years