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Money and Happiness

The Freedom Of Simple Living

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 11.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Craig K. Comstock

I've known rich people who feel inferior to friends who are even richer. The key is spending less than we earn, growing other values, and just ignoring (or laughing at) all the blandishments of an economic system dependent on our cravings every last thing we can get.

How To Avoid The Happiness Trap

Posted 06.09.2013 | Healthy Living

By Matthew D. Della Porta, Ph.D. for YouBeauty Recently I found myself in the middle of preparing for a cross-country move with a fussy, teething b...

The Truth About Money And Happiness

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 04.29.2013 | Business

New research tells us what we already kind of knew about money and happiness, but may have chosen not to believe: More money will make you happier. ...

What If You Only Had A Few Months To Live?

Lisa Niver Rajna | Posted 03.06.2013 | Fifty
Lisa Niver Rajna

You never know what will happen next but most of us do not spend our days and our time doing the things we most want to accomplish. Chores and responsibilities get in the way until we are faced with a reason to focus on our priorities.

I Am, You Are, We Are... Connected

GAIAM TV | Posted 03.06.2013 | Healthy Living
GAIAM TV

What's wrong with our world? What can we do about it? These two questions shaped the profound documentary I Am, produced by Tom Shadyac, director, screenwriter and producer.

Financially Fearless

Michael Neill | Posted 03.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

As we begin a new year together, one resolution I would like to propose is that you make this the year where you transform your relationship with money.

Suicide Is More Common In Rich Neighborhoods

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 11.09.2012 | Money

It turns out keeping up with the joneses can take a harsh toll on your psychological well-being. A new study from the San Francisco Federal Reserve...

Will Someone Please Increase My Taxes!?

Bob Banov and Roger Ohlsen | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
Bob Banov and Roger Ohlsen

Wouldn't it be great if the Congress that exacerbated our current situation were held responsible for their grade school behavior which brought on our current financial situation, paying higher taxes until things right themselves, even if it's after some get voted out of office?

Do You Know What Your Life Costs?

Laura Rowley | Posted 09.25.2012 | Fifty
Laura Rowley

A third of people age 55 to 65 are unsure of how much money they need to cover basic living expenses in retirement, according to a new survey. If you don't know what your life costs, how on earth can you figure out an income strategy?

You Won't Believe How Much Money It Takes For Americans To Feel Happy

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 06.20.2012 | Business

To most, success doesn't mean a six-figure salary. In fact, the majority of American workers would be content with average level earnings, accordi...

The Cost Of Happiness

The Fiscal Times | Blaire Briody | Posted 06.14.2012 | Money

In this economy, it seems everyone has something to complain about: They don’t make enough money, they pay too much in taxes, they’re angry about ...

The Principles For Passion

Gabrielle Bernstein | Posted 07.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Bernstein

In my 12 years as an entrepreneur I've come to realize that without my deep passion and desire to serve, I never would've been able to accomplish what I have.

Balancing Money & Happiness: A Discussion With Daniel Kahneman (VIDEO)

Laura Rowley | Posted 12.12.2011 | Fifty

Daniel Kahneman is one of the most important thinkers on human decision making. The Princeton psychologist won the Nobel Prize in economics in 2002 fo...

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Try These Tips To Boost Financial Happiness

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 12.06.2011 | Fifty

What separates people who are optimistic and positive about their finances from those who aren't? One key factor is a sense of control, according to a...

Managing Money To Maximize Happiness

Laura Rowley | Posted 11.29.2011 | Fifty

A new survey by MetLife finds the economic crisis and continuing malaise has people age 47 to 65 rethinking their personal priorities. A whopping 90% ...

Study: Money Can Buy Happiness

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 11.18.2011 | Business

Countless studies have examined the relationship between income and happiness. But now scientists have pinpointed the exact amount of money you need t...

Why Do We Procrastinate About Financial Decisions?

Posted 11.17.2011 | Fifty

Why do we procrastinate about financial decisions, such as joining a 401(k) -- when we know putting it off until tomorrow hurts us in the long run? Ha...

Budgeting Advice For A Single Mom In Debt

Posted 12.31.2011 | Parents

In the midst of a divorce, a mom of five faces a financial horror story: $40,000 in credit card debt, a huge mortgage payment and minimal colleg...

WATCH: Recipe For Financial Success

Posted 05.23.2012 | Fifty

We're delighted to launch the first episode of an ongoing video series called 'Money and Happiness.' Laura Rowley, a columnist for DailyFinance and...

Money Can't Buy Happiness After All

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 08.28.2011 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

Most of us tend to think that if we just made a bit more money, we'd get more satisfaction out of life or have a greater sense of well-being. But on the whole, this turns out not to be true.

Money and Happiness in Adulthood: The Value of Experience

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

The relationship between money and happiness isn't quite so straightforward after all.

Money and Happiness: Friend or Foe? Depends on How You Spend Your Cash

Todd Kashdan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Todd Kashdan

Spending money on other people as a sign of generosity or love has a more intense, lasting impact than spending money on the self.