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Aug. 1, 2019

The PurposeGirl Podcast Episode 073: Happiness Through Financial Literacy

The PurposeGirl Podcast Episode 073: Happiness Through Financial Literacy

Financial literacy is more closely tied to wellbeing and happiness than wealth. Those with a high net worth can be extremely unhappy, and those with a relatively low net worth can be very deeply fulfilled. More important than the amount of money in...


Financial literacy is more closely tied to wellbeing and happiness than wealth. Those with a high net worth can be extremely unhappy, and those with a relatively low net worth can be very deeply fulfilled. More important than the amount of money in one’s bank account is the alignment between how one uses that money and what one values and considers most important.

In today’s episode, my special guest Manisha Thakor shares with us some of her vast wisdom and experience around financial literacy and offers tremendous guidance and advice about making smart decisions around saving, spending, investing, and more. If you have or are planning to work with a financial advisor, Manisha has some critical advice on making sure that the advisor has your best interests in mind and has the right overall philosophy.

Manisha Thakor is a nationally renowned financial literacy advocate for women who has worked in the financial services industry for 25 years. Her wisdom has been featured in a wide range of national media outlets including: The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, CNBC, The Today Show, Dr. Oz, Women’s Health, Glamour  and Real Simple. Manisha sits on the board of The National Endowment for Financial Education, and is on faculty at The Omega Institute’s Women’s Leadership Center. She is also the co-author of two personal finance primers for young women in their 20s and 30s called On My Own Two Feet (https://amzn.to/2ysxVJd) and Get Financially Naked. (https://amzn.to/32X0dJY) Manisha earned her MBA from Harvard Business School and her BA from Wellesley College.

During this episode Manisha recommended a number of books:

Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin (https://amzn.to/2KaBDho)

The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsay (https://amzn.to/2SYob2O)

Pay It Down! by Jean Chatzky (https://amzn.to/2T0GSmH)

A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf (https://amzn.to/334H9ty)

Fat is a Feminist Issue by Suzie Orbach (https://amzn.to/2T7MZpv)

To learn more about Manisha Thakor, you can connect with her on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ManishaThakor/), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/manishathakor/), LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/manishathakor), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/ManishaThakor), and check out her website (https://moneyzen.com). You can also find her podcast, True Wellth, wherever you listen to podcasts.

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