spending Tag

by Ross Gittins for the Sydney Morning Herald THE retailers may be worried we aren't spending enough this Christmas, but that doesn't mean most of us aren't spending a fair bit. We always do. And, of course, for those of us off on summer holidays, the...

I've written about this several times before but it's definitely worth being reminded of the findings that clearly indicate if we want to buy our way to happiness we should spend more on "doing" (such as holidays) rather than on "stuff".  This article from TIME magazine...

The relationship between happiness and money has been written about in so many different ways but this article, from the Herald Sun, takes a slightly different and interesting approach by interviewing four writers from four different generations. Do GenY view money and happiness the same...

Prosocial Spending and Well-Being: Cross-Cultural Evidence for a Psychological Universal Can money buy happiness? Apparently it can--if that money is spent on someone else. New research shows that people around the world gain emotional benefits from using their financial resources to benefit others. The research, which...

by Douglas Kenrick for Psychology Today Two days ago, I was happily walking down a street in Vancouver with my wife and my 6-year-old son. A young woman biked by, looking rather content.  I recognized her as Elizabeth Dunn, a young professor at the University of...