When we spend money, we are doing more than simply buying things. We want to create feelings of happiness, satisfaction and well-being—for ourselves and the people we care about. But are we really spending our money in ways that achieve those results? The answer, unfortunately, is probably not.
The good news: We can shift our spending so our purchases deepen our happiness and help us create more meaningful lives. They key is to focus more on experiences and less on physical stuff.