Money Does Buy Happiness If You Use It To Buy Time

July 25, 2017

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Money can't buy you happiness is what they say but it's not necessarily true. A new Harvard Business School study has found that using money to buy yourself time indeed can make you happy.  The bet part is you don't have to be a millionaire to enjoy the benefits. The study found that paying people to do your time-consuming household chores boosts your happiness by giving you more free time. Survey-takers who pay people to do time-consuming chores were more satisfied with life than people who didn't, and were less likely to say they felt "time stress." Regardless if you are financially wealthy or strapped, people of all incomes feeling happier by spending money, no matter how much or little, to buy themselves free time. 

SOURCE: Los Angeles Times

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