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Can Money Buy Happiness? How to Measure Your Joy

Can money buy happiness? Psychologists have been investigating this question for decades. Are we happier when we earn and spend more? What do you think? I think we can let researchers continue to run their surveys and experiments. In the meantime, we can use a spreadsheet full of emoticons to decide for ourselves. Tracking our …

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The Value of Money: It’s Much More Than You Think

What is the true value of money? This seems like an academic question doesn’t it? One I could answer with a two-second Google search, but somehow I don’t think Google will provide the answer I’m looking for.  The Value of Money: Purchasing Power Over the years I’ve valued money for many different reasons. When I …

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Chasing the Wind: In Search of the Wrong Pursuits

As a child, my best friend and I spent a warm, summer afternoon chasing the wind. One particularly gusty day we snuck into our rooms, grabbed the top sheets from our beds, and raced towards my parent’s backyard. We stood atop the grassy hill just behind my house and waited for the wind to blow. …

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