Description : Two professors combine their fascinating and cutting-edge research in behavioral science to explain how money can buy happiness—if you follow five core principles of smart spending. Most people recognize that they need professional advice on how to earn, save, and invest their money. When it comes to spending that money, most people just follow their intuitions. But scientific research shows that those intuitions are often wrong. Happy Money offers a tour of research on the science of spending, explaining how you can get more happiness for your money. Authors Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton have outlined five principles—from choosing experiences over stuff to spending money on others—to guide not only individuals looking for financial security, but also companies seeking to create happier employees and provide “happier products” to their customers. Dunn and Norton show how companies from Google to Pepsi to Charmin have put these ideas into action. Along the way, Dunn and Norton explore fascinating research that reveals that luxury cars often provide no more pleasure than economy models, that commercials can actually enhance the enjoyment of watching television, and that residents of many cities frequently miss out on inexpensive pleasures in their hometowns. By the end of this “lively and engaging book” (Dan Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness), you’ll be asking yourself one simple question every time you reach for your wallet: Am I getting the biggest happiness bang for my buck?
Description : Look around you - what do you see? You may discover to your surprise that the people who are most at peace with money are the ones who walk nimbly between having too little and having too much. They have found a balance between indulgence and austerity; between success and happiness; between motivation and inspiration; and between any number of other poles we tend to think of as either/or choices, but which in reality are simply posts on either side of a doorway through which we must pass. For many of us the subject of money is unavoidably stressful. Managing our personal finances is complicated, time consuming and often, particularly in the slow countdown to pay day, dispiriting. The good news is that in Japan - where a Zen approach to life is more widely practiced - a pathway to a better relationship with money is being carved, by Ken Honda. This beautifully written book will reinvent the way you see your personal finances. You will come to understand that money flows like water and arrives like a guest. You'll rethink your own attitudes and examine the way they were shaped by beliefs about money you were taught as a child. When we heal the fear and anxiety we have about money, we successfully achieve prosperity and peace. Take the zen path to financial security and happiness.
Description : We need a new roadmap in our relationship with money. One that leads us to a new kind of money: Happy Money. The kind that is earned, spent, and invested with love and light-heartedness. And yes, you have the power to make it happen right now! This book is more than an inspiration: it's a wake-up call. Rafael Kasischke shows us that we need to shift our mindset to transform our world. Old beliefs make way for a higher consciousness and a deeper understanding of money and its connection to our well-being. Here Rafael guides us out of the deceptions of fear and greed and helps us answer questions like: Who am I? Why are we here? What actually is money? Rafael's aspirational vision propels us to look at our lives and finances differently: it calls upon every generation to work together for a brighter future. His vast and international experience in private banking, serving the ultra-wealthy, and his subsequent awakening to a higher purpose reveal to us the secrets of happiness and of creating a positive impact in this world. This is your chance to take an active part in reshaping the way we live.
Description : Can you use some extra cash to improve your life? Pocket Cash: Your Happy Money shows you how to earn and spend money in proven ways that bring satisfaction, well-being and happiness! This is a one-of-a-kind mini guide to a better, more productive life.
Description : A Happy Pocket Full of Money, first self-published in 2001, so impressed Rhonda Byrne, that she asked David Gikandi to become a consultant on The Secret. In A Happy Pocket Full of Money, Gikandi explains that true wealth is not about having buckets of cash, but rather understanding the value within. True wealth flows out of developing “wealth consciousness,” that incorporates gratitude, a belief in abundance, and an ability to experience joy in life. He explores how recent discoveries in theoretical physics are relevant for the creation of personal wealth and shows readers how to create abundance by saving, giving, offering charity, and building happy relationships. A Happy Pocket Full of Money features: How to use an internal mantra to build wealth consciousness.-How to be conscious and deliberate about your thoughts and intentions.How to decide, define, and set goals you can believe in.How to act on your beliefs and overcome challenges.How to incorporate gratitude, giving, and faith to experience abundance and joy in life. This inspirational book will change how you view and create money, wealth, and happiness in your life.
Description : This book is designed to be short and sweet so that everyone can read through it quickly and remember the principles easily and quickly so as to be able to apply them in their daily lives. How many times have you bought a book but left it on the shelf because it has way too many pages? I myself have bought two bookcases of books, many of which were left unread. This book is designed for you to be able to finish reading quickly so everyone can start applying these basic principles of happiness. When read thoroughly, these principles can be comprehended quickly. When applied, they can be very effective in serving their purpose. It is my joy and my hope that everyone will apply these principles and help each other and everyone around them lead a happy, loving, and blessed life. This book is an antidote for bottled-up anger, suppressed depression, and stifled expression of ones emotions. It is the ultimate solution that I hope will be much more effective and better than any drug or any gun-control measures (even though that is necessary too), far better than any depression pills one can take. It solves the root of the problem from the inside out, clearing bottled-up anger, uncontrollable depression, and stifled emotions. It is a very effective solution to marital problemsin prevention of a pending divorce and as a secret to a happy family. These principles, when applied to our daily lives, could be the ultimate solutions for our social problems that cost the society much more money and lives than one can even think of. Without them, we are all robbing ourselves of the joy of livelihood, the ultimate living in this happy world. If applied, this world could be a much happier place to live inthe ultimate goal for everyone, the rich and the everyday person who is always striving to succeed. If applied, we will not be wasting our money and time on taking drugs or drinking alcohol just to drown our sorrows so we can feel better for that small moment of time drugs and alcohol can bring. My antidote is natural and free; it will save you a lot of money and bring you a lot of happiness in many years to come. Joy and happiness will soon be a part of your family life and part of your daily living so that not many can comprehend how one can even achieve this kind of happiness without money, drugs, or alcohol. This book brings everlasting joy and happiness from the inside out, hence helping to solve our social problems such as gun killings, murder due to anger, suicides caused by depression, and also marital problems and divorces.
Description : As senior citizens age, they tend to go through less money; in fact, the typical over-75 household spent only $25,763 in 2004. This is in direct contrast to financial planners who tell you that you need to save large amounts of money in order to live comfortably during your retirement years. In this new book, you will learn how to manage your expenses, how to reduce and eliminate debt, how to save and invest wisely, how to use retirement planning tools, how to reduce living expenses, how to downsize to a smaller, less expensive property, how to save on small items, how to prioritize your insurance, and how to cut back. Additionally, you will learn about withdrawal plans, selling your home, simplifying your life style, and streamlining postretirement activities. Perhaps most interestingly, you will be presented with the option of moving overseas when you retire. Places such as Costa Rica, Panama, Belize, Malta, and Mexico offer lower living costs and lower prescription drug prices. - Publisher.
Description : Secrets in the Beacon Light is not a religious book. Not about religion. It comes under the heading of a Self Help book with a Spiritual and motivational context. Its contents are clues the author has experienced during her life, as her eyes were opened. She can see what many, apparently, fail to see! These things are not hidden, they are as clear as the day light, for anyone to see! We all LOOK at these same observations, every day! However, few of us SEE them! Secrets in the Beacon Light is written with the intent to help the WORLD find what many people search for but few find! Hopefully, someone will read and learn from authors experiences and not have to go on and on making the same mistakes, until finally, when they are near the end of their lives, NOTICE what has been going on to cause their pain/issues in their lives. Readers are encouraged. There is hope; suggests we must change some things we are DOING! Otherwise how can we expect to change our lives! Secrets in the Beacon Light is truths. It tells readers honest, loving, caring observations. Perhaps, other wouldn’t want to say such things because it appears so obvious and perhaps, we already KNOW these things. If we KNOW, why do we appear STUCK in the same ol’ thing? Knowledge is worthless is we fail to use it. Secrests in the Beacon Light name was chosen because the beacon light offers HOPE and encouragement to those LOST at sea. It alerts those on the boat that land is near! We may need to follow that beacon light and not be lost ANYMORE! Perhaps, you too, have noticed how fast time appears to be going by? Hopefully, we still gave time to get thing s right with our God! Clue # 3 Choices/Decisions we make for the benefit of other can change our lives! It’s not difficult to prefer someone’s success other than our own. When we practice making this type of choice making it brings REWARDS, when we least expect them. We can even accomplish putting others before ourselves with a smile, a silent prayer, or even by remembering someone’s name. We don’t need to always think we need money to show someone we care. How about TELLING them? They may not KNOW you care. They may not KNOW you think about them if you don’t TELL them. It may be a mistake to think they KNOW! Clue # 48 If we are struggling in life, we may be going in the wrong direction. RELAX, take it easy! There’s proof! Notice the rivers, streams, they FLOW! It’s always difficult when we make a BIG deal out of issues that come up in our lives. That type of behavior, IS A CHOICE, and will make issues harder, more difficult to handle. Take it slow! Most issues don’t require your immediate response. We may have been surprised when that difficulty happened and would be thinking more clearly, later. WAITING before we make decisions allows our, “YES”, to be yes and our, “NO” to be no, and not have to change our minds, later. In turn, we can be more trustworthy! People will know that when we say something, you aren’t just TALKING, you mean it.
Description : Righteous jive for all you weedheads, moochers, b-girls, gassers, bandrats, triggermen, grifters, snowbirds, and long-gone daddies. Much of the slang popularly associated with the hippie generation of the 1960s actually dates back to before World War II, hijacked in the main from jazz and blues street expressions, mostly relating to drugs, sex, and drinking. Why talk when you can beat your chops, why eat when you can line your flue, and why snore when you can call some hogs? You’re not drunk–you’re just plumb full of stagger juice, and your skin isn’t pasty, it’s just caf? sunburn. Need a black coffee? That’s a shot of java, nix on the moo juice. Containing thousands of examples of hipster slang drawn from pulp novels, classic noir and exploitation films, blues, country, and rock ’n’ roll lyrics, and other related sources from the 1920s to the 1960s, Straight from the Fridge, Dad is the perfect guide for all hep cats and kittens. Think of it as a sort of Thirty Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary for the beret-wearing, bongo-banging set. Solid, Jackson.