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If you think money can’t buy happiness, you’re not spending it right. Two rising stars in behavioral science explain how money can buy happiness - if you follow five core principles of smarter spending.
Happy Money offers a tour of new research on the science of spending. Most people recognize that they need professional advice on how to earn, save, and invest their money. When it comes to spending that money, most people just follow their intuitions. But scientific research shows that those intuitions are often wrong.
Happy Money explains why you can get more happiness for your money by following five principles, from choosing experiences over stuff to spending money on others. And the five principles can be used not only by individuals but by companies seeking to create happier employees and provide “happier products” to their customers. Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton show how companies from Google to Pepsi to Crate & Barrel have put these ideas into action.
©2013 Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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By ANDRÉ on 10-27-13

Good book, but could have been longer

Happy Money is a easily read book, with lots of stories and anecdotes. I enjoyed a lot while driving my car and felt sorry for finishing it. The science of smart spending resumes itself into 5 principles: 1st -buy Experiences; 2nd Make it a Treat; 3rd Buy Time
4th Pay Now, Consume Later and finally 5th Invest in Others. Although these principles are extensively outlined in the book, I thought it still lacked something else: maybe length, maybe five more principles.

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By mt. una on 04-03-17

Great read

I really liked the perspective that this book gives on money. I enjoy hearing the science behind things that I have been taught since I was a kid.

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By rvegmen on 06-18-16

Interesting perspective

The book is built around 5 ideas. Each pillar is explained and supported by several examples and studies. It is interesting how these ideas show how the brain reacts to daily actions like spending money depending in the context this action happens.

I recommend this book.

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