Money is an opportunity for happiness, but it is an opportunity that people routinely squander because the things they think will make them happy often don’t.

Here’s some advice for how to spend money more wisely:

  • Buy more experiences and fewer material goods
  • Purchase smaller, more frequent pleasures in lieu of grand, expensive ones
  • When comparison shopping, look for the features and attributes that would make you happy instead of focusing on the differences of the available options
  • When making big purchases, it’s best to consider how they will affect your current daily life, not their far-flung future potential
  • Use money to benefit others

Here’s the verdict – more money does not equate to more happiness, spending it intentionally does!