Everything tells us that what will make us happy can be bought, whether it’s the latest gadgets, renovated kitchens, or luxury goods. But research has shown that having more money in the bank and more stuff around the house doesn’t necessarily correlate with being a happier person.
My guest on the podcast today is financial expert Melissa Leong, author of a new book Happy Go Money.
Happy Go Money combines happiness psychology and personal finance and distills it into an indispensable starter guide.
Each chapter provides practical, easy-to-understand advice on topics such as spending, budgeting, investing, and mindfulness, while weaving in research, interactive exercises, and relatable anecdotes.
Frank, funny, and empowering, this book challenges everyone to revamp their relationship with their money so they can dial down their worries and supersize their joy.
Melissa Leong is a personal finance writer, national media personality, speaker and bestselling author.
She’s the resident money expert on Canada’s leading daytime talk show, The Social on CTV.
Her articles have appeared in newspapers across the country, including as the personal finance writer for the Financial Post.
Over the last 15 years as a journalist, Melissa has covered a variety of subjects including crime, politics, terrorism, arts and business for the National Post, the Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail. She has profiled survivors of the Rwandan genocide, investigated nanny abuse in Hong Kong and interviewed thousands of subjects, including heads of state, royalty and celebrities such as Hugh Jackman and Carrie Fisher.
And today she joins me on Informed Choice Radio to talk about money and happiness, two subjects we’re very keen to explore here on the podcast.
Here’s my conversation with Melissa Leong, author of Happy Go Money, in episode 397 of Informed Choice Radio.