When I first interviewed Tim Kasser, author of The High Price of Materialism, his research, along with his life choices, fascinated me. He avoids television and grows his own food. He works part time so he can spend more of his days with his young sons. And in his research, he has found that people who shun materialism are actually happier. In this week's Alpha Consumer Podcast, Kasser shares more details about his lifestyle and the research behind "voluntary simplicity." You can also hear the Alpha Consumer Tip of the Week on how to get student loans forgiven. Listen now, download in , or subscribe via .