Can You Buy Happiness?

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Happy WomanHere’s an interesting post from Savvy Sugar:

You know how people say that you can’t buy happiness? Well, they may be wrong. Money does play a big factor in our lives, and there are little ways you can profit internally off of cash.

This doesn’t mean you have to be a millionaire (although that would be nice), but it just means spending wisely on things that have a long-term gratification. A question was posed on Quora, which asked for some of the ways people use money to increase their happiness. Here are examples of how money brought joy to the lives of several commenters:

  • Hiring a cleaning lady: An anonymous user says that a cleaning lady costs $100 a visit, the cost of which is split among four roommates. The lady comes once a month, but ” … arriving home to see my entire house spotless with no effort from myself makes me very happy.”

To read more, head over to Savvy Sugar.