The Payoffs of Paying it Forward

Money may in fact buy happiness. There is evidence that spending money on others, leads to a larger improvement in personal happiness as opposed to spending money on yourself. Recall the last time you spent $5 or $10 on someone else and how it made you feel, versus $5 or $10 you spent on yourself.

Chances are the money you spent on someone else was more satisfying. It doesn’t really matter how much you spend, it’s the fact that you are giving to someone else. So you can give small gifts and still reap the benefits.

"No matter how hard you hug your money, it never hugs back."   H. Jackson Brown, Jr.