(TR#447) How to Get as Much as You Give

WHAT IF . . . Money actually really does buy happiness? It does, but not in the way you might think! RESEARCH SAYS: Charitable giving is scientifically proven to benefit the giver as much as the receiver. It works just like a positive feedback loop: giving makes people happier, and happier people give more. And […]

(TR#443) How to Beat the Budgeting Blues

WHAT IF . . . budgeting can make you happy? RESEARCH SAYS: Yep, you read it right. Budgeting doesn’t always mean spending less, just spending smarter. If you focus your financial resources on expenses that actually improve your quality of life while spending less on things that don’t, you’re happier! Here are a few tricks […]

(TR#438) How To Live Within Your Means

WHAT IF . . . you’re spending more than you are saving? RESEARCH SAYS: More than 75% of people between the ages of 18-24 who rent spend more than they earn every month (rent.com). The average American credit card debt is $7,115. Yikes! Here are some tips to help you live within your means: Know […]

(TR#339) Do You Really, Really Want That Thing?

WHAT IF…you can save money by waiting? RESEARCH SAYS: When you’re considering making a large purchase, use the 30-day rule. If you still want it just as much after 30 days, consider making the purchase. Often you’ll find that you no longer care about whatever it is you wanted. This eliminates spontaneous purchases made out […]

(TR #329) How to Buy Happiness

WHAT IF… money does buy happiness after all? RESEARCH SAYS: Money does buy happiness…if it’s spent for the benefit of others. Scientists have found that spending money on others leads to higher levels of happiness than spending money on yourself. They also found that the giving doesn’t have to be extravagant. Even spending as little […]