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Podcast 154: The Psychology of Wealth

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Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Bryan J Busch talks with Dr. Charles Richards, author of The Psychology of Wealth.

They discuss many aspects of the brain’s conscious and unconscious affects on spending and saving.

Consumerism Commentary Podcast
The Psychology of Wealth: S06E24 / 154


Table of contents

The Psychology of Wealth on Amazon[00:00] Introduction from Bryan J Busch
[00:33] Interview with Dr. Charles Richards
[00:45] The Family Operating System, its influence and how it works
[03:15] Examining your background and values
[03:50] The Singer sewing machine’s new way of buying
[05:37] The U.S. moved from owning what you need to putting luxuries on credit
[07:07] Are we doing it wrong?
[08:48] Your core values might just be hand-me-downs
[11:21] Moderate advice for solving debt problems
[14:02] Self-esteem’s influence on wealth, and increasing it through generosity
[16:42] End

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Published or updated April 1, 2012.

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avatar 1 Anonymous

Great interview. While for me this is nothing new, I’m sure many don’t think of money in terms of their psychology. It affects SO much of your daily decisions. It’s important to really understand the beliefs you have, and consciously decide if they make sense or not. As I’ve mentioned on my blog before wealth is much more than about money.

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avatar 2 shellye

Great topic; I think many of us out there realize how much money affects our decisions, like Investor Junkie said above, and I also agree that self-esteem is raised through generosity. Giving to others and causes I believe in increases my self-esteem significantly and increases my feeling of well-being. It just feels good to help others.

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