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5 Ways to Spend Your Money That Will Make You Happier | TIME


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5) Invest In Others

Via Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending:

“By the end of the day, individuals who spent money on others were measurably happier than those who spent money on themselves — even though there were no differences between the groups at the beginning of the day. And it turns out that the amount of money people found in their envelopes — $5 or $20 — had no effect on their happiness at the end of the day. How people spent the money mattered much more than how much of it they got.”

(For more on how nice guys can finish first, click here.)

More from Michael Norton’s TEDx talk here:

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