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Those on a tight budget choose material goods over experiences

Kelly Dilworth

Researchers have been saying for years that if you want to extract more happiness from your purchases, you’re better off buying experiences that you’ll savor — such as dinner at a favorite restaurant or a memorable family vacation. Yet according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, people living on a budget are more likely to take the opposite approach and buy material possessions they mistakenly assume will have a more lasting impact.
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Money can’t buy happiness, but it can reduce sadness

Kelly Dilworth

Having more money in the bank won’t make you feel happier on a day-to-day basis, according to a new study. But it might make you less unhappy — especially if you have enough cash stashed away to feel like you have some control over your circumstances.
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3 tips for donating money to increase happiness

Kelly Dilworth

As the end of the year approaches, you may be trying to ramp up your charitable donations. Before you give away your hard-earned cash, think twice about where it’s going. You may be able to reap more satisfaction from your giving – and maximize your charitable contributions – if you think more strategically about where and how you give.
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