5 Articles That Proves Money Can Buy Happiness

You probably heard the saying “Money can’t buy happiness” before. This is more evident when you look at the lives of celebrities where there are constant turmoil and unhappiness.

We are here to prove you wrong! Money can indeed buy happiness BUT only if you spend it buying experiences, not things.

Here are 5 articles to prove that money can indeed buy happiness:

  1. ForbesThe Secret to Happiness? Spend Money on Experiences, Not Things
    Recent research from San Francisco State University found that people who spent money on experiences rather than material items were happier and felt the money was better spent The thrill of purchasing things fades quickly but the joy and memories of experiences, from epic adventures to minute encounters, can last a lifetime. Read more…
  2. Elite Daily – Why Money Can Buy You Happiness…If You’re Spending It Right
    Materials wear down with time and become outdated, and as this occurs, appreciation for the goods also decline. Experiences offer novelty and variety, plus, memories that lasts a lifetime. Read more…
  3.  The AtlanticBuy Experiences, Not ThingsWaiting for an experience apparently elicits more happiness and excitement than waiting for a material good (and more “pleasantness” too—an eerie metric).  Read more…
  4. Plantrovers7 Reasons Why Experiences Trumps Over Materialistic ThingsAccording to Gilovich, experiential purchases are more satisfying because people are less likely to compare their experiences with others. That may be because experiences are unique for everyone.
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  5. Entrepreneur – People Who Spend Money on Experiences Instead of Things Are Much HappierUnlike stuff, experiences introduce you to new perspectives, life lessons and the importance of gratitude. Read more…

Feeling inspired after reading the articles? You can begin your journey to happiness by experiencing more this October. What are you waiting for?

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