How much do you need to be happy?

How much do you need to be happy

A real life question…How much do you need to make you real happy? The answer is not that much. According to a recent research about this topic, it turns out that a lot of American don’t think money can really buy them happy and they don’t need a CEO paycheck or even a six figure paycheck in order to make them smile.

A survey from the CNNMoney’s American Dream that was conducted by ORC International, half of the people surveyed said it would take less than $100,000 and nearly a quarter of the people said between $50,000 to $74,999 can do the tricks. A study from Princeton found that “emotional well being” rose with income but not much beyond over $75,000.

How much do you need to be happy?

From this study, it shows money can definitely bring people happy but only in certain point and the rest comes from other factors such as a successful work performance, family etc.

The survey also shows 6% of the people said money can’t buy them happy at all. In the high end of the of scale, 23% of the people said money can bring them happy only it falls into the range of $100,000 to $199,999.

How much do you need to be happy?

Now, “How much does it take to be rich” and the answers from the same group of people most fell into $100,000 to $199,000 range. It was not surprise that most people think a six figure paycheck will make one feel rich. In fact, 60% of the surveyed people thought income under $250,000 would be enough and in the upper side, only 11% of the people thought they need to make at least $1 million in order to consider themselves rich.

This is a very interesting study letting us know what others think about the important of money. Whether you think money can really bring you happy or not, It’s just a part of our life, there is no reason that we need to keep chasing money just for satisfying our mind set.

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