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Episode 136: “Affluenza” – The We Need More Stuff to Be Happy Epidemic

Posted Jun 25, 2020 | Chris Petrie

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Affluenza is the damage done to our health, our families, our communities, and our environment by the obsessive quest for material gain.

To make this simple: Affluenza is the “we need more stuff to be happy” epidemic.

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Since the late 1950s, the happiness inside the United States has steadily decreased. However, incomes have almost doubled, our houses have more than doubled in size, and the quest to gain happiness through “stuff” is at an all time high.

And what about the consequences of Affluenza? How much of our money do we actually save compared to the rest of the world? And what are the other consequences when it comes to this epidemic?

All of this in the show today AND a freebie cheat sheet that I use when deciding on making a big purchase.

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This is a great tool to help you make the decision on whether or not you should purchase a big-ticket item.

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Chris Petrie

Chris (Peach) Petrie is a personal finance expert, money coach, speaker and podcaster.

In 2011, Chris and his family were exhausted from living paycheck-to-paycheck and facing a mountain of debt. They started going against the society standards of misbehaving with money and made the decision to take back control of their lives and money. Within seven months they paid off $52,000, started saving like crazy and began building real wealth.

The word spread fast and Chris started showing friends how to create a budget over dinner. Soon after he started showing their friends how to do the same and eventually Chris started teaching personal finance classes around the community. As the need for the classes grew, Chris launched Money Peach in 2015.

Money Peach was created to help everyday people remove the stress and fear of money by showing them how to save more, make more, and keep more of their money.

Chris Peach has been featured in places like Business Insider, The Huffington Post, Elite Daily, and CheddarTV.

When Chris isn’t at “work” he can be found at the Crossfit gym or riding on the fire truck — Chris is also a full-time firefighter in Phoenix, Arizona.

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