Financially Sound Podcast

Financially Sound Podcast #4: Financial Happiness

The Financially Sound Podcast: Financial Happiness | www.TheHeavyPurse.comIn my latest Financially Sound Podcast, I’m going deep on one of my favorite topics — financial happiness. Financial happiness is our holy grail or what we all seek. We want to use our money in a way that makes us feel good, not guilty or full of regret afterwards. Unfortunately, for many people, financial happiness seems out-of-reach due to debt or because they live paycheck-to-paycheck. Well, the good news is achieving money happiness is not as elusive as it may seem. We all have within us the ability to find our money happiness, regardless of our current financial reality.

It’s also important to note that money happiness is different from financial freedom. People tend to confuse the two because they want both. People who do have financial freedom don’t always have money happiness. I’ll share a recent conversation I had with my Mom to underline that point in the podcast. Thankfully, you can also experience money happiness before you achieve financial freedom.

What is Your Relationship to Money?

Whether or not you have money happiness often depends on your relationship with money. I’ll share two questions that I ask clients to help get at the root of their relationship with money. Please don’t skip this step because how you think about money drives your decisions, big and small, and ultimately creates your reality.

The Benefits of Financial Happiness

The Financially Sound Podcast is also available on iTunes.

In my latest podcast, I explore how your relationship with money affects the level of financial happiness you experience. Learn questions to ask yourself to assess how you feel about money. I also outline the 7 Benefits of Financial Happiness.

If you have questions that you would like me to answer or address on a Financially Sound Podcast, please leave me a comment below or email me.

I hope you enjoy the podcast and appreciate you sharing it within your social circles.

How would you describe your relationship with money? Have you found money happiness?


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  1. Monday, August 17th, 2015
    Love that you are doing these podcasts. I'm really pleased with how we are using our money now. It's purposeful, with the right intentions and focused on our goals. It's taken some time to get to this point but all aspects of our money management (saving, spending, investing, giving, etc) are making us feel real good inside.
    • Shannon Ryan
      Thursday, August 20th, 2015
      Thanks, Brian! Congrats on finding your money happiness; it truly makes a huge difference!
  2. Monday, August 17th, 2015
    I am still finding financial happiness because I am still in debt. One part of life is about overcoming challenges. Once we overcome this, I think we can say that we are on our way to financial happiness. By the way, I enjoyed your podcast Shannon.
    • Shannon Ryan
      Thursday, August 20th, 2015
      Thanks, Jayson! Debt is a big robber of money happiness but I also believe that people can still use their money joyfully as they work towards financial freedom.
  3. Monday, August 17th, 2015
    Great podcast shannon! I think one skill I've developed over these last couple of years is that resilience you were talking about. Being able to bounce back much quicker than I used to! I consider that a victory! :)
    • Shannon Ryan
      Thursday, August 20th, 2015
      Thanks, Tonya! Resilience is such a powerful benefit of money happiness. It is a huge victory and I'm glad you're bouncing back and staying strong when setbacks occur.
  4. Monday, August 17th, 2015
    Shannon, I actually just recently got into podcasts! So far I have only been listening to "Rob has a podcast" which is basically just about Survivor and Big Brother, Bigger Pockets, and Stacking Benjamins. I have you added and will start listening!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Thursday, August 20th, 2015
      Thanks, DC! Hopefully you'll enjoy my podcast will live up to theirs. :)
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    "As a Certified Financial Planner, it is my passion to help individuals and families build a healthy relationship with money. I look forward to helping you raise financially confident kids.” - Shannon Ryan