A new study reveals how much money you really need to be happy — and it’s less than you think

  • Researchers from Purdue University found the optimal income levels for emotional-well being and life satisfaction.
  • Emotional well-being for individuals peaks around $60,000 – $75,000, while life satisfaction peaks around $95,000
  • Beyond that point, people actually became unhappier — likely because they compared themselves, and what they spent on, to others. 

A new study reveals that money really can buy happiness — but only up to a certain point

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