Sophie Bennett: I’m a self-made millionaire who won’t purchase a Lamborghini

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Sophie Bennett turned her life around after she was £68,000 in debt (Picture: John Cleary Photography) Sophie Bennett turned her life around after she was £68,000 in debt (Picture: John Cleary Photography)

She may have gone from being £68,000 in debt to making her first £1million property deal in just seven years but Sophie Bennett still isn’t sure whether money buys you happiness.

‘I think it can… I don’t think it can… er, hang on,’ she says. ‘I don’t believe it can in isolation, no. I believe not having it does buy unhappiness, though. Not having money can make you very unhappy. Having enough money can allow you to look for what really makes you happy.’

Not the most coherent of answers then, which might be why the author of debt self-help book Money Bondage admits she’s never excelled at anything. ‘There’s this illusion that if you’re going to do well financially, you have to be amazing at something,’ says Bennett. ‘I’ve never been a superstar at anything and…

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