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The Happiest States in the USA

*It was brought to our attention that our blogs were not being distributed properly over the past month.  This blog was from last week, and we will send out the current weeks blog later this week.  We apologize for the inconvenience. My friends from across the country generally give me a lot of grief when […]

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Top Ten Money Truisms

Jonathan Clements is a longtime former columnist for the Wall Street Journal, editor of the HumbleDollar blog, and author whose latest book, From Here to Financial Happiness, comes out in September. I’ve long been a fan of his, and I appreciate his list of 41 Twitter-length truisms that pack a lot of wisdom into a […]

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Increase Happiness With Work That Feels Like Play

There isn’t much point in being envious of someone earning millions of dollars a year who isn’t any happier than the rest of us. Income and debt levels aren’t the only job-related factors that can significantly affect our happiness. Besides earning more money, there are other things we can do to foster both financial and […]

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Less Debt, More Happiness

I have written previously about the plethora of research that shows a link between income and happiness. Most of those studies find that the more money people bring in, the happier they are—until earnings exceed $75,000, at which time the correlation declines. What I’ve never thought to address when I have reported on these studies […]

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Buy Happiness With Discretionary Income

Giving away money makes people happy. Spending money on others makes people happier than spending money on themselves. Spending money on experiences makes people happier than spending money on things. Does that mean it’s okay to max out your credit card to take all 37 members of your extended family on a cruise for Christmas? […]

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