If you grew up the way I did, you were probably taught from a young age that money can’t buy happiness. While that statement may be true to a certain point, I would suggest (and the research backs it up), that a high annual income will result in a decrease in stress, depression and anxiety. Having more money will also increase your self-confidence and your sense of fulfillment in life.
The truth is when your bank account is filled to the brim, you worry a little bit less, and you enjoy life a little bit more.
If your 15-year old car breaks down and you don’t have any money in the bank, you endure endless sleepless nights trying to figure out how you’ll come up with the money to purchase another used car.
When you have money, you head straight to the dealer and buy your next vehicle with cash, and you throw in a little extra tip for the attractive sales person because well, you can.
The Connection Between Money and Happiness
For the longest time I felt like people with a lot of money were evil people, but that’s just not the case. When you have money, frankly, you can do whatever you want.
You can decide on a whim that you want to tour Europe for 3 weeks.
You can fly first class whenever you want.
You can eat out at nicer restaurants, and not worry about the bill that’s coming at the end of the meal.
You can donate a large chunk of money to a charity or foundation that is important to you.
You can take your spouse to a Sandals Resort!
None of these things can be done without money.
If you look at the research, you’ll find that the more money you earn (to a certain point), the less negative emotions you’ll feel in your daily life. Your family relationships will be stronger, you’ll feel more comfortable, and you’ll be able to do things you enjoy on a regular basis.
What’s the Best way to Make More Money?
Right now you live in an era of great opportunity. You can buy your groceries online and have them shipped right to your house, you can stream live television from anywhere in the world, and you can build your own successful online business with very little startup cash and very little background knowledge, as long as you have a solid internet connection.
In this day and age successful online entrepreneurs are known as “the new rich”. People that live “the new rich” lifestyle can work from anywhere in the world (even a Sandals Resort), they control their schedule, they don’t have to deal with angry bosses, and their income potential is limitless. These online entrepreneurs know firsthand that money can buy happiness.
Money Can Buy Happiness
If you think about it, running an online business is really the dream lifestyle. So if your happiness is suffering a little bit due to lack of financial resources AND you’re tired of your day job, I’d suggest diving head first into the world of online business. It will likely lead you to a significant increase in income if you do it the right way, and your life will be a little better because of it. Only then will you learn for yourself that money can buy happiness.