AsK BASIA VIDEO PODCAST EPISODE 13 – “Does Money Make You Happy?”

By Basia Alicia Powell

In does episode we discussed, “Does Money Make You Happy?” For those of you who think this answer is a no-brainer, you may be saying to yourself, “Well if your money don’t make you unhappy, then transfer all your money to my bank account and I will tell you how happy money makes me.” Lol…


On a serious note, the ladies and I have varied versions of the same opinion. We all agree that the lack of money can bring you unhappiness. However, it is also important to understand that if you were unhappy at the core before you had lots of money, that unhappiness will continue as your wealth grows. On the other hand, if you are already happy at your core and you receive a lot of money that substantially changes your quality of life, this will definitely result in you maintaining happiness.

At the end of the day, happiness is internal. It is lasting. You should be able to feel it with or without money. I must admit however, having a lot of money or simply not having to worry about how your bills are going to be paid, can bring you tremendous joy. Today I was joined by:

Mrs Maua Alleyne

Maua Mosha Alleyne

 We are also joined by Tanzanian, Mrs Maua Mosha Alleyne, a Public Health specialist who is currently serving as a Biostatistician at a pediatric hospital research department, also joins us. She is also a Tanzanian African print designer who uses her passion for African print to change the narrative about Africa. Her work is available on YouTube under “MaAfriStyles”. You can keep up with her on Instagram

Mrs. Alana Avis

Alana Avis

Mrs. Alana Avis, was raised in Montreal, Quebec to Trinidad & Tobagonian parents. She is a Cybersecurity Risk Executive and fitness enthusiast, who loves a good effortless fashion moment. Currently she is also is venturing into entrepreneurship building an e-commerce brand rooted in wellness. She is based in Atlanta, Georgia. You can follow her on Instagram.

Mrs. Lesley Ann Bailey

Mrs Lesley Ann Bailey

Trinidadian American, Mrs. Lesley Ann Bailey. Ms. Lesley Ann Bailey is a Trinidadian/American. She is an Occupational Therapist, an entrepreneur, and a graduate of Howard University. Lesley- Ann is based in Washington DC. You can keep up with her on Instagram

Mrs. Divya Chopra

Divya Gulati-Chopra is an Indian American – with a BSc. in Finance & Accounting.  She has held professional positions with Citibank India, among others. Today, she is a successful female entrepreneur, stay at home mom, social media guru, as she has used the digital platform to help grow her successful business. Divya has called Atlanta, GA her home for the past 15 years. In 2020 made the brave move to start her online business at beginning of the pandemic. She admits, things did not look good for the venture initially, however, she used her background in finance and knowledge of social media to transform her online business and create exponential growth.

She can be found often on Facebook Live showcasing her ethnic jewelry and clothing products. She now has a successful line of jewelry and clothing that sells both in the USA and Canada. Divya is frequently joined by ladies from across US and Canada during her live sessions on Facebook, as this allows her to connect with her clients and future customers. Today her products are in high demand in North America. More than anything she has been able to create a balance life as she manages a successful business, cares for her family and demonstrates her commitment to her social causes. You can follow her on Instagram and Facebook @store_revaaz


Take A Look At What The Ladies Had To Say:

Ask Basia Video Podcast Episode 13- “Does Money Make You Happy? “

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