We're here to challenge some standard ideas about money. In this episode, Chris and David are joined by Producer and Chartered Financial Planner Tom Morris. Adding to the (already palpable) excitement, this episode was recorded on the due date of Tom's first child. At 06:45, he receives a call from his wife...
In our last episode, we looked at some of the principles behind Philanthropy. Today, we delve further into the world of giving by examining how Charities apply these principles practically. We are joined by two respective experts: Edward Thomas of Oxfam and Julian Withers of Jessie May.
Outside of work, I write and perform spoken word poetry. This hobby sees me attending several events each week, either to perform or to watch others perform. The worlds of finance and poetry are not noted for their overlap, and this happy fact allows me healthy time away from both during the long mental traverse from one world to the next. Recently, however, I was visited by a rare moment of confluence. Allow me to explain.
In Episode 4 & 5 we talked about how to work out our “Disposable Income” and ways in which we could spend it to enhance our wellbeing. One of the ways we can spend our money to make us happier is by giving it to causes that our close to our heart or people who are in more need of it than ourselves.
Community Wellbeing is one of the Five Elements of Wellbeing which, according to research conducted by Gallup, makes up our overall Wellbeing. We sat down with former Mayor of Bristol George Ferguson to have a chat about Community Wellbeing and how it relates to happiness. As always, we share the Industry Insights tweeted to us @FinWellbeing, giving you tips and advice from Financial Services Professionals. Chris' talk with George, who in 2012 became Bristol's first democratically elected Mayor, starts at 8:15 into the Podcast. The meeting was held in George's flat above the Tobacco Factory, a creative hub which he hopes will inspire more of its kind across the city, making Bristol a more polycentric place.
How lovely it was to receive this in today's post. As you may know, we decided to donate all of the proceeds from The Financial Wellbeing Book to local Cancer charity and Wellbeing specialists Penny Brohn UK.
"Nothing outside of your own mind can be truly said to be positive or negative." Financial Options is one of the five strands of Financial Wellbeing. One way to increase Financial Options in life is to simply have more money, but in this Podcast Chris and David explain what to do when having more money isn't an option for you.
Ever wondered why mods ride Vespas and Lambrettas? Wonder no more... In this episode, we're joined again by Ian 'Mod' Moore for the second half of his enlightening interview about money, happiness and mod culture. Ian discusses mod attitude toward fashion, finance and tolerance. You'll learn Einstein's no. 1 money-tip, the secret to super-effective piggybanks and much, much more.
If money really does buy happiness, Michelle McGagh ought to be utterly miserable. In this episode, Chris and David are joined by the freelance financial journalist who has decided to only spend money on food for all of 2016
In this episode, David and Chris talk about the various ways you can choose to spend your disposable income. From philanthropy to mortgages, you are invited to consider how to utilise your money to gain Wellbeing.