Happy Man With Money

Scientists Calculate How Much Money People Require To Be Happy

Economists have spent years trying to determine how much money an individual needs in order to live a joyful life. Many may find a new estimate a little disheartening. According to Newsweek, back in 2010 researchers from Princeton University determined that a U.S. household’s annual income of $75,000 ($95,000 CAD) … Read More

Revenge Really Does Make You Happier

Maybe the old Klingon proverb is right: revenge really is a dish best served cold. However you take it, though, you’ll like it. Psychologists have found that taking revenge will make you measurably happier. In the first part of the study(psycnet.apa.org/psycinfo/2016-52939-001/), participants had to write personal essays which they’d switch … Read More

How Much Money You Need to Buy Happiness

How much money do you need to be happy? According to economists, $36,000. Anything after that won’t increase your happiness. All around the world, people report increased satisfaction with life, until they hit about $36,000, provided you adjust for purchasing power. After that, satisfaction dips, and no amount of money … Read More

Money Can Make You Less Sad, But Not More Happy

Like my dad always said, “Money doesn’t buy happiness, but it can buy property that’s happiness-adjacent.” A new study in Social, Psychological & Personality Science has found that money has the power to reduce a person’s sadness, but it won’t make someone happier. Sounds confusing, right? Well, according to the … Read More

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