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  • Spend Money, Be Happy


    I post a lot about saving money, but it’s important to spend it, too – on the right stuff. This post from The Happiness Project offers some good examples. This was my favorite sentence:

    For happiness, you’re better off using your money to have a great experience than to gain a possession.

    Marc and I were just talking about this sort of thing. We’re aquarium members, and Marc noticed in their magazine that they have a “spend the night” program. The slumber party for a group of kids was pretty pricy ($1200 for a group of twenty that includes a minimum of 2 adults), but the family event was $200 for a family of four. Not exactly cheap, but definitely not out of our budget. We agreed that we’d probably do it once Tyler hits the minimum age of five because it’s the sort of “remember when” experience that we’ll cherish forever.


    1. RookieMom Heather says:

      I heartily agree with this. We spend so much time wading through clutter, but the memories of shared experience are “priceless” — oh, did I just say that?

    2. Chief Family Officer says:

      Heather – LOL!