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Money CAN Buy You Happiness


The price of happiness?

“Money, if it does not bring you happiness, will at least help you be miserable in comfort.”
–Helen Gurley Brown

Money can’t buy you love, but how can it buy you happiness? At what point does it stop buying happiness?

Let’s find out.

Yes, I am going to go out on a limb here and go contrary to every pundit you’ve ever read who tells you that money cannot buy you happiness. Of course, we all know that you can’t buy me love (raise your hand if you now have an earworm of the Beatles song in your head), but I posit that you can buy happiness.

Heretic! the masses cry.

I’m here to play the Galileo of personal finance to the heliocentrists who claim that it cannot buy you happiness.

Ways in Which Money CAN Buy You Happiness

Don’t worry. I’m not going to turn you into the Mr. Burns character from The Simpsons anytime soon.

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You are not this man.

However, because we’ve been taught from a young age that money is the root of all evil rather than that the love of money, we develop scripts in our brains that create this dichotomous tension in our minds.

Ask yourself this: would a little bit more money help you out? If someone handed you $1,000 in cash, no strings attached, could you use it? If you could make $10,000 more a year in income, do you think you could put that money to good use?

Yet, some voice in the back of your mind whispers, that’s greedy. You’re being covetous, aren’t you?

If you have that little voice, it’s preventing you from getting ahead. It’ll sabotage you in ways you don’t realize.

  • “I don’t deserve this.”
  • “There are people more deserving.”
  • “I’m focusing too much on myself.”
  • “It’s selfish to want more.”
  • “We think the grass is greener on the other side, but it rarely is.”

Recognize these?

They’re self-defeating conversations we have in our minds because we think that we’re supposed to think a certain way. So, we put up our own barriers to succeeding. Monkey Brain wins.

Let’s defeat this notion that doing well is somehow evil.

Here are some ways in which money DOES buy happiness.

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Jason Hull is a fee only, hourly financial planner who serves clients in Fort Worth, TX and Dallas, TX as well as serving clients nationwide.

Jason Hull is a Fort Worth fee only, hourly financial planner who serves clients in Fort Worth, TX and Dallas, TX as well as serving clients nationwide.

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