Sunday, August 8, 2010

How Money Can Make You Happy

Money does not equal happiness. We know that.

However, it turns out, spending money in certain ways can actually make you happier. Think money spent on a family vacation, or saving up for something really special.

Here is a great article from the New York Times about Money and Happiness, with some great insights about the kind of spending that adds to our happiness. I particularly liked the description it gives of the"buzz" we get from buying things. We feel great, and then the we get used to whatever it is, and so we buy something else.

1 comment:

Molly said...

I haven't read the article yet, but we've spent a good deal of money on vacation since we've been married. It was money well spent. I don't regret a penny. I have a friend who once said that there are normally the types of people who spend money on cars and the types of people who spend money on houses. I said, "I'm neither. I'd rather spend it on travel." Travel makes me happy in the long term. Something I'll always look back on and won't forget.