How To Spend Your Money on Having More Fun

With Dr. Mike Rucker | Organizational Psychologist | Behavioural Scientist | Author |


This conversation is all about identifying and taking the steps to get out into the world to have more fun and how we can use our money as ways to allow more fun in our lives (and it does not need to cost lots of money). In this conversation, Dr. Rucker and Shaun discuss the importance of fun in life and how it can be pursued independently of money and power. They explore the limitations of pursuing happiness through external factors and the need for emotional flexibility. The conversation also touches on the challenges of finding fun in a busy life and the role of surprises and unexpected moments in bringing joy. They discuss the concept of the Fun Pyramid and how money can be used as a tool to facilitate authentic fun. Additionally, they emphasize the importance of finding fun in everyday life and how it can improve relationships and overall well-being. They also highlight the importance of being deliberate about incorporating fun into daily routines and the consequences of neglecting it. Finally, they talk about the importance of time affluence and creating lasting memories through fun experiences.


Dr. Mike Rucker is an organizational psychologist, behavioral scientist, and charter member of the International Positive Psychology Association. He has been academically published in publications like the International Journal of Workplace Health Management. His ideas about fun and health have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Fast Company, Psychology Today, Forbes, Vox, Thrive Global, Mindful, mindbodygreen, and more. He currently serves as a senior leader at Active Wellness and is the author of 2023’s top-rated happiness book, The Fun Habit, which is out now.


  • Finding fun in everyday life can improve relationships and overall well-being.
  • Learning how to spend your money on fun activities.
  • How fun is a key driver to living a good life.
  • Positional economics can help people access experiences they may not be able to afford on their own.
  • Being deliberate about incorporating fun into daily routines is important for overall happiness and productivity.
  • Creating lasting memories through fun experiences is valuable and can enrich one’s life.


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