Haven't read his book, but did enjoy his presentation. Was surprised to see how much of Moss's data confirmed assumptions/decisions DH and I shared during years of planning for ER: sources of happiness, how much money one really needs, the veracity of financial service marketers, etc.
So, yes, money does buy a certain amount of happiness; however, if all you have is lots of cash, you can't count on being happy as well.
But, IMHO, aren't those age-old adages? (After all, it was back in the 60's when Grandma encouraged all her grandchildren to go to college so we girls would have a profession "to fall back on." Yet she would also gossip about the rich lady in town who rarely said a kind word to anyone.)
During the Q and A session, I was wondering how much history was understood by the younger adviser describing ways the investment community could reach out to folks in their 20's and 30's. The principles he describes seemed pretty generic, useful for any generation.
In fact, back in our 20's and 30's, FA's approached DH and me in those same ways. But, I guess every generation wants to be told their concerns are unique.
The rhetoric of persuasion is timeless: just reconstituted, perhaps.