Optimism in the Media
The thing about a positive mindset is that it catches on. We’re proud to share how our research on optimism is spreading across Texas and beyond.
How to Become More Optimistic About Money
July 31, 2020
Money can have a profound effect on your happiness. And an optimistic mindset can make you better with money. See how it all comes full circle with positive psychology researcher Michelle Gielan.
5 Shifts That Can Help You Expand Financial Well-Being and Happiness
July 20, 2020
Learn the optimistic habits that give your financial health (and your whole life) a boost. Step one: talk about money. Positive psychology researcher Michelle Gielan sat down with Forbes to share some of her findings.
Study Finds Antidote to Financial Stress
April 14, 2020
While more than half of surveyed Americans cite money as the most stressful thing in their lives, research shows a positive mindset can help lower that statistic significantly. Plus, this mindset is the most impactful way parents can pass down financial health to their kids.
Talking About Money Before Tying the Knot
March 30, 2020
With couples all over the world needing to postpone or rethink their nuptials due to social distancing safety measures in the midst of COVID-19, getting hitched has gotten a little more stressful. Southern Bride has put together a few easy ways for couples to start having healthy money conversations now to help set up their future lives for even greater success.
This Mental Shift Helps You Achieve Money Goals and Reduce Stress, Says Happiness Researcher
February 12, 2020
Positive psychology researcher Michelle Gielan invites us all to set ourselves up for better financial health. All it takes is reminding yourself to see the positive things in your life and tuning in to all the ways your behavior matters. A simple mindset shift can decrease the amount of stress in your life in big ways.
Feeling Good Leads To Fine Finances, Says Financial Executive
October 31, 2019
Helping clients develop an optimistic attitude may be the best thing financial advisors can do for their clients, according to Angela Holliday, president of Frost Investment Services, based in San Antonio.
Save More Money for Your Next Vacation with This Simple Trick
August 28, 2019
Putting goals down on paper has been proven to make them more achievable. Along those same lines, naming a separate account for your next big trip and redirecting money into it before it ever hits your checking account can have you accomplishing small goals faster.
This Is What Optimists Can Teach You About Dealing with Stress
June 23, 2019
If you’re willing to train your brain to start seeing things a little more optimistically, you’re likely to see more success in many areas of your life. Your career, your family and your finances stand to benefit big from a little optimism.
To Save More, Think Like an Optimist
April 23, 2019
Even if thinking positively doesn’t come naturally to you, don’t worry, it’s never too late to start. If you can start to view negative events or setbacks as opportunities to learn, you’ll have an easier time recommitting to your goals.
Why A Bright Outlook in Life Can Help You Save More Money
April 21, 2019
Pressure to save more can lead many people to feel like all the things they enjoy will have to get cut from the budget. But it doesn’t have to be that severe! Making small changes and maintaining a positive outlook can help you boost your savings in no time.
3 Steps to Experiencing 145 Fewer Days of Financial Stress This Year
April 8, 2019
Read an in-depth interview with optimism researcher and bestselling author Michelle Gielan to discover why optimists enjoy better financial health and less stressful lives overall. Learn to start living your life like an optimist, too.
The Financial Upside of Being an Optimist
March 12, 2019
These days, many Americans believe the chronic stress they feel is inevitable. But adopting a more optimistic mindset is a great antidote to stress—especially financial stress. Optimists report having 145 fewer days of stress than pessimists.
Why Having a Positive Outlook About Your Finances Can Really Pay Off
February 8, 2019
These 11 tips will help you change your mindset from financially frustrated to feeling more sunny about your money. Simple things like having open conversations about your finances are just as impactful as engaging with a financial professional.
Rich People Approach Problems Like This
January 17, 2019
Even though research shows that optimists enjoy better financial well-being than pessimists regardless of income, optimism is also a quality more often found among ultra-high-net-worth individuals. So, start those affirmations now.