Five Key Ideas from Buying Happiness


Here are the five key ideas from Kate Campbell's book, Buying Happiness: Learn to invest your time and money better.

As you start your personal finance journey, you’ll also see some key ideas pop up again and again.

I’ll walk you through them now to give you a head start.

It’s your money

It might not seem like it right now, but you have a lot more choices about how you earn, spend, save and invest your money than you realise. By sorting out your financial foundations, you’ll feel more in control of your financial future. Remember, this is your money journey and you get to choose the destination.

Talking about money is okay

It’s not always fun and easy, but there’s a huge benefit to having conversations about money at any age. Be the person to kick off the conversations in your own community and don’t get discouraged if not everyone is open to it (research shows it’s one of our least favourite topics of conversation). Most importantly, listen without judgement during these vulnerable moments.

You can buy happiness

The experts have spoken; there are many ways you can use your time and money to increase your happiness. The first step is being aware of where your time and money are currently being spent, and then adjusting your actions to get the most out of your resources.

Take small actions, lots of times

When it comes to sorting out your finances and starting to invest, it’s not all or nothing. I encourage you to remember that you can start small, but start now – and take regular action. Your confidence is built through the actions you take.

Take healthy risks

Many of the things that make us happiest today began with taking a risk – be that a career, partner, business or hobby. We need to see taking healthy risks as a positive part of the journey to building wealth. Plus, it turns out taking risks actually makes us happier; how great is that!

Bookmark this page so you can come back to these five key ideas whenever you feel uncertain or need reminding of what’s important on your financial journey.

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