The finance book to build a life you love.

About Kate Campbell

Kate Campbell is a financial educator who loves talking to anyone who will listen about one of the most taboo (and important) topics: money. You can find her writing articles on personal finance, creating free online courses at Rask Education (on everything from budgeting to financial independence) and speaking at events. If it’s got something to do with personal finance, Kate’s involved.

Kate has previously worked at Citigroup, InvestSMART and Timelio, and she cut her teeth on multiple financial operations and investment administration roles in the industry. She holds a Bachelor of Business Management from the University of Canberra and has completed General Advice, Managed Funds, Superannuation and Securities RG146 qualifications with Kaplan Professional.

Kate also hosts the Australian Finance Podcast, one of Australia’s top-ranking finance podcasts.

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The finance book to build a life you love.

Money doesn’t eliminate challenges in life, but it does make them easier to face and overcome. Better still, it gives you the freedom to choose how you spend your time and maximise your happiness.

In Buying Happiness: Learn to invest your time and money better, Kate Campbell presents a roadmap for improving every aspect of your financial life and using the resources at your disposal, specifically your time and money, to build your very best life.

Engaging, easy-to-read and jam-packed with helpful resources, this optimistic book shares small but meaningful actions that will help you:

  • set financial goals you’re excited to achieve
  • start having conversations about money with others in your community
  • invest your very first $5 in the share market
  • explore research-based ways of maximising your enjoyment of life
  • work towards financial freedom.

While happiness can’t be bottled up and purchased at a store, by taking control of your finances and thinking a little more deeply about the way you use your resources, you can improve your life.

Perfect for readers at the very start of their personal finance journey, or those already encountering bumps along the road, Buying Happiness is the ultimate guide for anyone who is ready to dream, live, travel and grow.

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Praise for buying happiness

“A fresh, holistic take on investing like none other.”

Simran Kaur
Author of Girls That Invest

“A meaningful contribution to the personal finance conversation, teaching the important fusion between planning for your future and enjoying the journey to get there.”

Natasha Etschmann
Host oF Get Rich Slow Club podcast

“Plenty of books discuss building wealth. Not enough discuss using that wealth to build a great life. 

Kate’s book Buying Happiness is a timely reminder of why we invest. Money is not the end in itself. Kate reminds us it is a tool to unlock choice, freedom and to help us build the life we want to live.”



Alec Renehan
Co-founder Equity Mates

Not just an essential financial roadmap, but a philosophical guide, helping us reorient our goals and priorities.

Kate teaches us to not only invest our money wisely, but also to invest our time, the one resource we cannot earn back, in a meaningful and fulfilling way.”


Glen James
Creator of my millennial money

“A beautifully written personal finance book that helps you value the things that give you true happiness.

Kate’s book makes you focus on what you value, what you want, and the time you have to achieve the happiness you deserve now and throughout your life.”



Evan Lucas
Author of Mind over Money