Chapter One: Money, Communication, & Happiness

Does Control Over Your Money Equal Happiness?

In her research on happiness and financial security, financial author Jean Chatzsky found that good money control is a matter of cultivating certain money control habits. She states that there is a difference between families who are in control of their money and those who are not. Successful families don’t necessarily earn a lot of money. In fact, her book explores that it is not how much money people have which makes them happy. Rather, poor money management can make them miserable ‐ even if they have a lot of money.

Look at the differences in financial behavior between families IN CONTROL of their finances and families with LESS CONTROL.