Money will not make you happy. That’s what people say. But maybe the saying should be tweaked to: Money alone will not make you happy. When used properly and strategically, money can help you attain whatever it is that makes you happy in life.
That’s what Gretchen Rubin, a writer working on a new book called The Happiness Project, says. What you should do is evaluate what truly makes you happy and set some goals, and then use money to assist you in attaining those goals.
Check out what Greg Karp, a smart money-saver and friend of The Cheapskate Blog, writes about Rubin and her very interesting theories on happiness and money.