The Science of Financial Success and the Art of Making Money with Ken Honda & Ramit Sethi

Original Air Date Wednesday, January 1st, 2019

When asked about money most people in the U.S. have a negative view of the role it plays in their lives. And, while everyone says they want to be rich, many people have never read a book or taken a class on how to attract or grow wealth. With predatory lending and unprecedented debt at an all-time high, transforming your relationship with money just might be the key to finding financial success. To discover the connection between money and happiness, Positive Psychology Podcast Host, Lisa Cypers Kamen speaks to two financial experts about the positive aspects of wealth. Ken Honda shares the Japanese concept of happy money from his book, Happy Money and Remit Sethi discusses strategies on how to grow what you already have from the second edition of his book, I Will Teach You to Be Rich.


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Ken Honda — Making Peace with Your Money:
  • The difference between happy and unhappy money. [1:57]
  • Focusing on individualism reduces the amount of trust in society and why it’s important to appreciate money. [3:14]
  • The importance of finding contentment with what you have to transform your relationship with money. [7:25]
  • The life and projects of a zen millionaire. [16:01]
  • Invest in your interest and your interest will be an investment. [18:37]

Ken Honda is a bestselling author of self-development books in Japan, where he has sold more than seven million books since 2001. While his financial expertise comes from owning and managing several businesses, his writings bridge the topics of finance and self-help, focusing on creating and generating personal wealth and happiness through deeper self-honesty.



Book: Happy Money: The Japanese Art of Making Peace with Your Money

 Ken Honda Website
@KenHonda on Twitter
Ken Honda Happy Money on Facebook

Ramit Sethi — The Science of Financial Success:
  • Ramit explains the idea behind his book, I Will Teach You to Be Rich and the psychological aspects of money. [26:14]
  • Ramit and Lisa divulge their rich lives. [27:56]
  • Tips on how to take complete control of your money included in I Will Teach You to Be Rich. [31:03]
  • Ramit shares real-life examples of how the life-changing systems in his book have transformed people’s lives. [43:03]
  • Change your financial situation to achieve your financial goals. [45:40]

Ramit Sethi writes about money, business, and psychology. At Stanford, he studied technology and psychology. He grew up in Sacramento, the son of Indian immigrant parents from whom he learned the art of negotiating. His understanding of human behavior and money led him to create innovative solutions in self-development.



Book: I Will Teach You to Be Rich: The Second Edition

I Will Teach You to be Rich Website
@Ramit on Twitter
IWT on Facebook
@Ramit on Instagram

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