Episode 39 – Theories of Happiness

Episode 39 – Theories of Happiness

What is happiness? Chris, David and Producer Tommo take a look at the Know Thyself principle from the Financial Wellbeing book, exploring four different theories of happiness. Have no fear, the podcast is not going highbrow! Just looking at what makes us happy, how money fits into this and how we can change our behaviour for the better. With listeners questions and some great #tightasstommo money saving tips, this episode is sure to make you smile.

“Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness” Frank Tyger


0:11 – Welcomes and introductions

0:40 – What is an EOT?

(want to know more?)

1:55 – The mancave and book writing

(Amazon books)

3:40 – What is this podcast all about?

4:19 – Listeners Questions

Work experience, learning and mobile phones

7:23 – Tight Ass Tommo

double bookings, gloves and making rich friends

Many thanks to @dontdelay – david hearne & @taxwriterltd – rebecca cave

Tip of the week – state pension credits

11:28 – Theories of Happienes

11:52 – Set point theory – ie glass half full or half empty

14:48 – Comparison theory – keeping up with the joneses

18:15 – Need theory – certain needs are met in order to be happy

21:17 – Intrinsic value – doing things because you enjoy them

23:30 – What makes David & Producer Tommo happy?

26:16 – Summary of happiness


Do you have any financial wellbeing questions you would like answered?  Maybe even a #tightasstommo money saving tip you would like to share?

If so, let us know and they could feature on a future episode. Contact us through Twitter @Finwellbeing or email – contact@financialwell-being.co.uk


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