When we spend money on ourselves and the people we care about, we’re likely doing more than simply buying things. On a deeper level, our ultimate goal is to create feelings of happiness, satisfaction and well-being. 1
But are we actually spending our money in the best ways to achieve those results? Many of us spend in ways that do little to help us get what we truly want. Researchers say that there is a relationship between how we spend money and happiness, so the good news is that we have the opportunity to shift our spending patterns to help increase our happiness and help us create more meaningful lives. So, where do we begin?