Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs - or something more at play here?

Be more mindful about what your money could buy. Make purchases that improve your happiness. For many, that means spending on experiences, not things. Using the example of the money we have traditionally paid for expensive engagement rings and weddings, Vanderkam calculates how many trips, periodic bouquets of flowers, date nights, babysitters, and hours of housecleaning that money could buy over the years. These are services and experiences that, in the long run, could bring more enjoyment to a couple than a big ring and wedding.

Thanks for catching this, +Ali Adelstein. Interesting looking book, from +Laura Vanderkam.
How The Happiest People In The World Spend Their Money

There is a new book from +Laura Vanderkam about how much money is enough, and how to derive more joy from what we have by using it wisely. For many, that means spending on experiences, not things!

“I’d like to live as a poor man with lots of money” - Pablo Picasso

People can feel trapped by their careers--whether it's because they're earning too little, are waiting for a big payout, or have grown accustomed to a certain lifestyle. Laura Vanderkam's new book, All the Money in the World: What the Happiest People Know About Getting and Spending, offers a new approach to finances for a modern, more flexible reality.

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