Wealth & Happiness

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Weekend Reading: The Survival Instinct of Money

Money (more specifically, the thought of not having enough of it) can elicit fear for many reasons, but often, the biggest is due to it triggering a sense of survival.

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Weekend Reading: A Happiness Columnist’s Three Biggest Happiness Rules

I’m always interested in learning more about the concept of happiness. After all, isn’t the goal to live a purposeful life as our happiest self?

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Weekend Reading: ‘Everything Is Terrible, But I’m Fine’

According to a recent Gallup study, the satisfaction Americans are feeling as far as their personal life goes is at a near 40-year high. On the other hand, their feelings toward “the way things are going in the U.S.” is nearing a 40-year low.

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Weekend Reading: The Rich and the Wealthy

What constitutes the “good life” for you: Being rich, or being wealthy? While they might sound one and the same, the mindset behind each brings about vastly different money mannerisms.

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Weekend Reading: Why Success Can Feel So Bitter

I’m all about setting goals and dreams that align with your purpose; however, as this article states, putting happiness in the attainment of your goals and dreams isn’t where you will find ultimate fulfillment. Instead, it’s in the progress.

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Weekend Reading: Gratitude in Abundance

Practicing gratitude is not always a conscious decision we all make. As author Jeremy Walter says here, “The more abundance we live in, the harder it is to be grateful.”

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Weekend Reading: Forget Bucket Lists. The Formula for Satisfaction Is Actually the Opposite, Says Harvard Professor

Bucket lists are often synonymous with retirement in that you finally have the time to tackle many of your “want-tos” and dreams. However, a Harvard professor and scientist named Arthur Brooks believes in the concept of a reverse bucket list.