How Americans Cope with Their Financial Envy of Others

June 18, 2007
Hosted by Jordan Goodman

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Episode Description

In Shira Boss’s book, Green With Envy, she describes how Americans are gripped with envy about how their neighbors are doing financially, and tells you how to deal with that envy. She tells several insightful stories about how she dealt with her neighbors and learned to overcome her envy of what looked like a privileged financial life that in fact was a perilous one. Boss also goes behind the scenes in Washington DC to show you the financial reality of the lives of Congressmen and Senators, which turns out to be much less glamorous and financially rewarding than you might ever imagine. She also goes behind the scenes of one of the richest families in America, a billionaire couple in Palm Beach, to show that envy and financial tension are rife even among the richest people in the land. In her interview, Boss not only explains why envy is such a big financial problem in America, but also tells you what steps you can take to control it.

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Jordan Goodman

Jordan Goodman

Jordan Goodman has a mission: to help everyone do better with money. Since graduating the Columbia University School of Journalism in 1977, he has spent the past 32 years combing the country to find the very best ways to help consumers make and save money and then sharing these gems with the public. As a staff writer/reporter at MONEY Magazine for 18 years, a weekly commentator on NBC News at Sunrise and Public Radio’s Marketplace Morning Report, and through his 12, soon to be 13 highly respected books, and his website www.moneyanswers.com, he has provided useful, common-sense information to the public. Some of his better-known books include Fast Profits in Hard Times, Everyone’s Money Book, the Dictionary of Finance and Investment Terms and Master Your Money Type. Jordan is a rare combination: someone who possesses not only encyclopedic knowledge about every area of personal finance but also a passion for helping his listeners not only to get educated but to take action to help their dreams become realities.

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