How Much Money is Needed for Happiness?

How much money would it take for you to be happy? The “Skandia International’s Wealth Sentiment Monitor” conducted a survey to answer this very question. Based on the results they collected from 13 countries, the perfect annual income for happiness is $95,000 (Market Watch). According to the United States Census Bureau, the average American household…

The Problem With The Joneses

Someone once said, “The trouble is that too many people are spending money they haven’t yet earned for things they don’t need to impress people they don’t like.” If we were to simplify this statement, we might call it “keeping up with the Joneses” (or maybe now it’s the Kardashians). This materialistic mindset an easy…

What Would You Do For $10,000,000?

What are you willing to do for $10,000,000?  This was a question asked in a poll back in 1991.  The people were given several options and then instructed to indicate all that they would be willing to do.  Here were the results: 25%  – Would abandon their entire family. 25% – Would abandon their church.…

The Root Of All Sorts Of Evil

In 2011, Dave Dawes was lucky enough to win $178 million in the EuroMillions lottery. Generously, Dave gave away around $53 million to close friends and relatives. Soon after winning he gave his son Michael $1.8 million, which was almost all spent in about a month. At one point Michael and his homosexual partner were…

Broke and Overweight

Americans face our fair share of personal pitfalls. If we were to rank these, problems connecting to money and health would rise to the top of the list. A quick look at most people’s New Year’s resolutions make this clear. According to statistics, roughly 45% of all households carry credit card debt (American Debt Advisor).…