So Money - Episode 159

Gretchen Rubin (Replay)

Author of The Happiness Project

Today’s episode, which originally aired on March 18th, features Gretchen Rubin, an inspirational best-selling author. Gretchen started her career in law and was clerking at the Supreme Court when she realized that she really wanted to be a writer. Since becoming a writer, she’s become one of the most thought-provoking and influential writers on habits and happiness of our time. She is the author of several books, including the blockbuster #1 New York Times bestseller The Happiness Project.  It is based on the year in Gretchen’s life, which she spent experimenting about how to be happier.

She is out with a brand new book – Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives.

If you’re someone interested in the psychology of money and learning more about yourself and why you do what you do when it comes to money, you’ll enjoy this episode.

Three takeaways from our interview:

  • The 4 human tendencies we all should be aware of… (And the tendency quiz you can take on Gretchen’s website that will help you learn about yourself.)
  • Why degree of temptation and your personality matter when establishing new habits.
  • How to know whether you’re a classic underbuyer or overbuyer.

If you’d like to learn more about Gretchen Rubin visiter her website, or follow her on Twitter @gretchenrubin.

One of my favorite quotes from the interview: “You have to rely on yourself.” – Click to Tweet

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