The Answer to "Can Money Buy You Happiness?" Might Surprise You
You’ve landed your dream job! The best part? It comes with your dream salary, too. So, of course, you’re happy that you finally have enough funds to buy endless coffee drinks, that new bag you've been eyeing forever, and, oh yeah, an entirely new wardrobe.
We've all asked ourselves the question: Can money really buy happiness? Yes, but also no. It all depends in how you spend it. Experts have found that experiences, like travel, are more likely to give you satisfaction than possessions.
So, next time you have some extra funds to spend, think about using it to splurge on an experience with others, rather than on a new shirt.
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A UNC-Wilmington grad born and raised in North Carolina, Kaitlyn always knew she would end up in NYC to pursue writing. As a summer editorial intern, she contributes career advice to The Muse. In addition, she also writes for other publications, such as USA TODAY College, Her Campus, and The Huffington Post. You can find her searching the city for the best eats, binge-watching Netflix, or catching up with friends at dinner. Say hi on Twitter @KaitlynRussell_More from this Author