12/06/2012 08:29 am ET

The Real Key To Happiness Is...

Folks who aren’t motivated by wealth will preach that money can’t buy happiness. Any Googler who made millions when his company stock went public might disagree. No matter which side you stand on, a new study published by the American Psychology Association shows that money can buy happiness. But it’s not Powerball winnings or a huge stock cash-out that brings joy; it’s a steadily growing income.

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