They say money can’t buy happiness. But to me, that statement isn’t totally accurate.
Research has shown that how we spend our money makes a big impact on our happiness. (And when you hear more of my explanation, you will clearly see the common sense in it.)
Using equal amounts of money, a group of people who bought things, like computers or gadgets, scored lower on a happiness scale than another group who used the money to create activities, like sports or family holidays.
So, instead of stuff making us happy, it is the activities that money can help us experience that really tickles our happy bone.
This goes a long way to explain other research that shows even low-income families who have strong positive social circles and family activities score much higher on happiness scales than far wealthier people who simply have lots of toys.
Action – No, money is not a direct link to happiness. But when we use it wisely as a tool to create activity and experiences, it can certainly add to the adventures of life.