Finding Happiness Through Happy Money: A Conversation with Ken Honda

Ken Honda | Money & Happiness Expert | International Best Selling Author |


Money and happiness expert Ken Honda is a best-selling self-development author in Japan, with book sales surpassing eight million copies since 2001. His latest book is called “Happy Money: The Japanese Art of Making Peace With Your Money” (June 4, 2019, Simon & Schuster). Ken studied law at Waseda University in Tokyo and entered the Japanese workforce as a business consultant and investor. Ken’s financial expertise comes from owning and managing several businesses, including an accounting company, a management consulting firm, and a venture capital corporation. His writings bridge the topics of finance and self-help, focusing on creating and generating personal wealth and happiness through deeper self-honesty. Ken provides ongoing support through mentoring programs, business seminars, therapeutic workshops, and correspondence courses.

Why You Should Listen:

Get ready for a heartwarming and enlightening conversation with Ken Honda that will fill your day with joy and happiness. In this episode, we delve into the world of “Happy Money” – a concept that extends beyond mere currency, offering a way of being that leads to increased contentment, ease, and happiness in life. Ken’s genuine and kind-hearted nature shines through as he shares insights, wisdom, and practical lessons on how to foster a positive relationship with money, allowing it to appreciate and bring happiness into your life.

Episode Highlights:

  1. Cultivating Happy Money: Experience a heartwarming conversation with Ken Honda that is sure to uplift your spirits and provide valuable insights into cultivating “Happy Money.” Ken’s alignment of actions with intentions sets the tone for an enriching discussion.
  2. Beyond the Currency: Discover how the concept of Happy Money extends beyond financial transactions and taps into a holistic way of living. Learn how embracing this perspective can lead to greater happiness, contentment, and ease in your life.
  3. Unveiling the Happiness Gap: Explore the intriguing difference between happy money and unhappy money. Understand why spending doesn’t always result in happiness and learn valuable strategies to infuse joy into your spending habits.
  4. Dual Dimensions of Financial Freedom: Dive into the two key components of financial freedom: the technical and emotional sides of money. Ken highlights the essential role of emotional peace and contentment in achieving lasting financial freedom.
  5. Fear vs. Love Spending: Unpack the profound notion of spending with fear versus spending with love. Gain insights into the impact of your spending mindset and discover actionable steps to shift towards more positive and joyful spending habits. Explore the distinction between Money EQ and Money IQ and how they influence your financial well-being.
  6. Nurturing Family Relationships with Money: Ken offers guidance for parents seeking to enhance their family’s relationship with money, fostering happiness and contentment. Learn practical strategies to bring more happy money into your life and the lives of those you care about.


  • Ken’s website: CLICK HERE
  • Ken’s book “Happy Money: The Japanese Art of Making Peace With Your Money”: CLICK HERE
  • Ken’s community: CLICK HERE
  • Stella Vinus’ Music (Ken’s daughter): CLICK HERE

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