Episode 56

Community Wellbeing

Exploring ideas to think about and act upon to engage in your community

Chris, David and Producer Tommo delve deeper into one of the 5 main pillars of wellbeing – community wellbeing. They explore ideas to think about and act upon to engage in your community. A brilliant podcast dedicated to a brilliant man who exemplified community spirit – cheers digger

Welcomes and introductions

Episode dedication, to Digger

What is this podcast all about? – Community wellbeing. Ideas to think about and act upon.

Ovation Client Question’s – What happens to my pension when I die?

Why so quick today? #oops

Tight Ass Tommo

Tips from Twitter listeners –

David Lamb, @lotusdave – charge electronic devices at work

Darren Cook, @redcirclefp – vasectomy

@shininglightsuk – online outlet stores, look to buy last season

Last but not to be forgotten, #thightasstommo’s tip of the week – spending money on others

Community wellbeing

Link to Episode 11 – sharing economy and creating community spaces

Why do we record this podcast? To give people ideas on how to improve their wellbeing, particularly when it comes to using their money.

How Community effects our wellbeing? This is passive and out of our control. So what steps can we take to improve our own community wellbeing?

How can we measure community wellbeing?

  • People – social interactions
  • Place – aesthetics
  • Power – your voice in community

Wellbeing by Rath & Harter

Five areas of wellbeing –

  • Financial
  • Career
  • Social
  • Physical
  • Community

Even if you live somewhere great, you won’t get wellbeing unless you engage with the community

Anecdotal evidence from talking to Ovation clients show people want to help others in someway once they know they are financially OK

The impact we make on other people drives us

David’s time volunteering at Bristol City Community Foundation

Planned giving, time or money, is good for wellbeing. Especially where you can see the results

What is virtue signalling?

Ideas on where to get involved locally –

  • coach local football team
  • Scout groups
  • Governors/Trustees of schools
  • Childline
  • Helping army cadets
  • Organise Christmas light switch on in local town
Volunteer work is so rewarding and I recommend everyone do some. Find their thing, whatever it is that inspires them and give to is as they can, time, intellectually, money. Jason Holmes

Use self-interest for a positive change –

Community wellbeing is something we need to work on

Conclusions from the guys

Live in a community that suits us, gives us a voice and the opportunities for engagement. Then we get out and use them.

Do you have any financial wellbeing questions you would like us to answer? Or do you have a #tightasstommo money saving tip you would like to share with our listeners?

If so, let us know by going to Twitter @Finwellbeing or email – contact@financialwell-being.co.uk

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