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Psychologists and financial analysts explore the relationship between rising inflation and happiness

Only 10% of our happiness is due to life circumstances, including income, and 50% is due to the individual baseline level of happiness, which is determined at birth. In other words, some people are simply naturally happier than others, and income is not as important as we might expect, according to psychologists. At the same time, 40% of our happiness is due to the activities we do to be happier, which are in turn conditioned by money.

The relationship between money and happiness will be explored by experts in the debate.
Topics to be discussed:

  • How much does material wealth matter to be happy
  • Is financial independence a utopia? Who can achieve it and at what cost?
  • Investing in times of stagflation (high inflation and economic stagnation): capital markets, real estate, gold, bank deposits, crypto-currencies, currencies. Returns and associated risks.

Guest speaker Dragos Cabat will announce the publication of The Pyramid of Happiness, which will see the light of print soon.

“Secularised happiness is inaccessible to people without a decent level of material possessions. But above this income threshold, happiness or unhappiness is a personal matter, which cannot be influenced by money or material goods”, said Dragoș Cabat, shareholder and managing partner of, a financial analyst with over 25 years of experience.

The host of the event is entrepreneur Manuela Meleandra, founder of Lingua TranScript with the Lingua Events division, graduate of the Faculty of Foreign Languages, teacher, trainer and certified translator with 25 years of experience, who holds an MBA completed in 2011 in German language and benefits from more than 15 years of experience in the corporate language services market.

The debate will be moderated by Miles Kentish, a qualified English language lecturer who has taught business English in Romania and other countries. The specialist will also offer recommendations at the end of the session on 26 May on some of the English vocabulary and grammar concepts used by participants.

About Dragoș Cabat:
The special guest at X(name event) is Dragoș Cabat, a financial analyst & entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in the financial industry. He worked in investment banking, then commercial banking, as branch manager, trainer, chief economist and risk manager, in Unicredit, OTP and Citi banks.
Since 2009 he has been a shareholder and managing partner at the financial portal, and currently provides business model consulting and mentoring for young people passionate about economics through his firm Cabat Consulting.
Dragos holds an MBA since 1995 and obtained his CFA® designation in 2000. He has been President, Vice President or member of the board of CFA Romania since 2001, member of the Index Committee of the Bucharest Stock Exchange from 2007 to 2014 and is member of the Supervisory Board of Certinvest since 2010 and Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2018.
He is a member of the board of CFA Romania, an affiliated organization of the CFA Institute, which brings together more than 90,000 elite professionals in the financial-banking sector and 135 associations worldwide.
Between 1995 and 1999, Dragoș worked in the capital market for two brokerage firms, Intervam and Demir Securities, as head of research and corporate finance. During this period he worked with investment firms in Europe (WestLb, Credit Commercial de France) and the US. Between 1999 and 2008 he worked in the commercial banks UniCredit, OTP and Citi. In 2008 he co-founded Financial View and then RisCo Financial Services, companies that offer training and consulting services for the financial sector and financial managers in companies and started to develop the financial portals,,, and currently

About the organizing company:
Lingua TranScript was founded in 2006 by entrepreneur Manuela Meleandră. For 15 years on the language services market, Lingua TranScript has developed into a language school in the corporate sector. The company has the know-how and the material base necessary to develop workshops for conversation, socialization and networking in foreign languages with an educational component. Lingua Events is the events division of Lingua Events, the thematic language conversation workshops.

Event structure:
19:00 – 19:20 – participant registration & free networking

19:20 – 19:30 – Introduction and personal presentation, with Manuela Meleandră, to get to know each other and the purpose that brought us together

19.30 – 20:45 – debate on the main theme with Dragoș Cabat, Miles Kentish & all present Money vs Happiness
20:45 – 21:00 – language feedback from an expert trainer Lingua Transcript

21:00 – 21:30 – free networking

What happens on such an evening?

  • You socialise in English with people with whom you share common interests
  • Take part in an exciting debate
  • Learn interesting information from experts in the field
  • At the end you receive linguistic feedback from an expert
  • You serve snacks and house drinks

Investment: 100 lei/person

Includes :
● snacks& drinks
● expert input from guest Dragos Cabat on investments
● language feedback from a Lingua Transcript expert (company offering language programs & training)
● practice of communication skills in English
● fun, relax & more knowledge

🛍 At the end of the event you can win one of 2 raffle prizes or a book/dictionary in a foreign language.
📩 To register for Lingua Events, write to or call NOW on 0722333081.

Attention: The number of places is limited to 20!