Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Money can buy you happiness - if you spend it on the right things

It is often said that money can't buy you happiness but a recent study by researchers at San Francisco State University suggests that it can - as long as you spend it on the right things. Participants in the study were asked to write reflections on and answer questions about, their recent purchases. The study found that although spending money on things didn't provide lasting happiness spending money on experiences - such as holidays, restaurants and trips to the theatre - did. The experiences produced more happiness than material possessions regardless of how much they cost or the income of the consumer.

You can find out more about this research at

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