When we find ourselves in tough financial times, the tendency may be to beat ourselves up over perceived frivolous expenditures. We may find fault in our inability to follow sage advice when it comes to saving every dime that crosses our palms. But what if spending money on something that makes you happy was the right move?
Dr. Christine Whelan is a Clinical Professor and Director of MORE: Money, Relationships and Equality. MORE is a free resource for those looking to make sense of their financial landscape. It’s a service offered by the School of Human Ecology at UW Madison.
According to Whelan, rather than lament about past money decisions, you may be better off changing how you think about your relationship with money.
In this archival edition of Radio Chipstone, Whelan tells contributor gianofer fields that changing your relationship with money could start with understanding the true meaning of thrift.
About the Host:
gianofer (JON nah fer) fields is an Art Historian and Material Culture contributor and curates the Radio Chipstone series. The project is hosted by the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and funded by the Chipstone Foundation; a decorative arts foundation whose mission is preserving and interpreting their collection, as well as stimulating research and education in the decorative arts.
About the Guest:
Dr. Christine Whelan is a clinical professor in the School of Human Ecology at UW Madison, and director of MORE: Money, Relationships and Equality. MORE is here to help with free resources for individuals and couples, plus experts to translate financial wellbeing research into small steps programs for thriving.
Image: “money” by pinksoo on Flickr.
This segment comes from the Radio Chipstone Archives of WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio. See here.