Can money buy happiness? The very thought of building a brand around money leaves many of us uncomfortable similar to financially-based conversations. In a country deemed to be the premier model of human existence, the mention of money can cause friendships and marriages to be frazzled. On the flip side, the return of investment on financial conversations surpasses the former. Let’s look at a few scenarios.

In October, a couple decides to set four end-of-the year blowout goals. One of the goals is to collectively pay off $5,000 in credit cards. After consulting with the MC, the couple has an action plan and discuss the progress. December 15th arrives and it is adios to the card carrying a 22% rate. These two fall in love all over again as their dopamine level soar through the roof. It was probably the rebirth of their honeymoon escape that very night.

November rolls around and the annual sales overtake the media outlets. This mother of two decides to have a family meeting. The three of them sit down at the table and decide to forgo cable and eating out until January 1st. Then, as a family unit, along with the MC, these three devise a budget for travel and shopping. At the end of the year, the mother was less stressed and the children experienced the power of a goal-based budget. Each person was rewarded one big gift and the three spent 30 minutes a day reading. This family gained a financial and cognitive ROI.

So as you can see, happiness does carry a price tag but is always one your mind can write and your choices can cash. The greatest ROI is growth.

Written by Gianna, the MC