The Science of How You Spend Money & How to Set Boundaries People Will Respect


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By Mike Carruthers / OmniCastMedia / Westwood One Podcast Network / and Mike Carruthers / OmniCast Media / Cumulus Podcast Network. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Do you like your signature? What message does it send to the people who see it? This episode begins with some insight into how other people might make assumptions about you based solely on how you sign your name.

Do you spend money on things that really make you happy? Is another pair of shoes or pair of pants really going to make a positive difference in your life? We often think so at the time of purchase but pretty soon those things sit in the closet like all the other clothes and shoes and we rarely think about them. Being more deliberate in what we choose to buy can really make a difference in our overall happiness according to research by Michael Norton who has been researching how and why people spend their money and what it does or doesn’t do for them. Michael is a professor at Harvard Business school and author of the book Happy Money: The Science of Happier Spending (

It is sometimes difficult to set boundaries for yourself that people will honor. Yet, if you don’t set boundaries, you run the risk of people walking all over you or taking advantage. So how can you create boundaries people will respect without coming off as inflexible and unhelpful? Here with some great advice on this is Terri Cole, she is a licensed therapist, relationship expert and author of the book Boundary Boss: The Essential Guide to Talk True, Be Seen, and (Finally) Live Free (

When you go to a restaurant, there is a lot going on behind the scenes that you never see. Listen as I reveal some of the results of a survey of restaurant kitchen staff that reveals some interesting secrets of the way restaurants work, that you likely never knew.


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