No longer updating

It's a shame, but I'm no longer updating this website. Busy setting up new ventures.

I'll leave it up for anyone who's interested.

Thanks to all regular readers, and all the best for the future.

Cheers, PJ

Youth money thoughts

Anyone can learn about money.

Anyone can help anyone else learn.

Making mistakes doesn't mean you're hopeless.

Managing money is a lot about relationships & understanding other people.

Good financial education is not about turning people into more savvy consumers.

Good financial education starts with young people's interests and builds on their strengths.

News, events, releases

Money and happiness

Data on how happiness relates to health and to where people live was released this week by the Office for National Statistics. This makes sense. Both affect people’s well-being.

What’s missing, though, is anything about how managing money underlies these and the other measures used to track happiness. Worth noting:

Managing money is a life-skill […]

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More on happiness and money

College Professors

Can people learn how to spend their money in ways that increase their happiness? Some psychologists think so. Here’s the second part of a summary of serious research into the best ways of spending money. Drawn from a study by Daniel Gilbert (pictured) and others, it was published in the Journal Consumer Psychology. The full […]

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Can money buy happiness?

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Yes, money can buy happiness. But it buys less than most people think. That is the starting point for a revealing study of research into what makes people happy. Carried out by serious thinkers including Daniel Gilbert (pictured) and published in the Journal Consumer Psychology, the full article If money doesn’t make you happy, then […]

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Money, happiness and the national statistician’s reflections

Does money make young people happy? Pretty much in the same way as it makes older people happy, is the government’s official view. It comes in Measuring national well-being, subtitled “the national statistician‚Äôs reflections on the national debate on measuring national well-being”.

It notes that all age groups highlight the importance of family, friends, health, […]