Money and Happiness
(by OOC via DailyMail)
According to this research coming out of the U.K. (where they are on a happiness-making binge at 10 Downing Street), money – at least to a certain extent – can make you happier. Surprised?
From the article: "it provides a cushion against rising living costs and can pay for treats to lift the mood such as holidays, good food – and lipstick…58% of those earning more than £50,000 (call it $90,000 USD) are satisfied with life, compared to 43% of those with an income of less than roughly £15,000 (call it $25,000 USD). The details emerged in a study of happiness and income, which identified a huge divide between rich and poor."
Call us cynics, but the stresses on those – especially if they're a family – making $25,000 are HUGE, so no wonder their happiness is taking a beating. Herein, lay our questions for you. How much do you think you need to do and have what you want, and put a little away for a rainy day? How much does having money or not affect your happy? If you're feeling blue does having the momey to go away, buy something amazing but unncessary make you feel better? Do you compare your financial circumstances to your friends and family and co-workers? Money and happiness, let's #discuss.
(the original article can be found in its entirety here)