Money can buy happiness, if we spend it the right way.  Buying ourselves something doesn’t result in a happiness boost, according to Micheal Norton’s research. Buying something for someone else or donating money to charity does. The amount doesn’t  matter. What you buy doesn’t matter to either. Just using your money for someone else makes us measurably happier. Norton and others conducting research at home and worldwide find that we benefit ourselves much more when we use our money in ways that benefits others. Good news for us as we’re making our year-end charitable donations and buying or making holiday gifts!  See more of what he has to say here:

 

Does donating to charity or buying something for others boost your happiness?