Research suggests clearly that having more ‘stuff’ does not make us happier. Instead, we should focus on spending money to buy ‘experiences’. Experiencing life with our loved ones, are the moments that we remember and make us happy.
In today’s world, the one thing we all lack is time. It goes without saying then that if we could spend our money to buy more time, we should feel better and happier.
The research from a Harvard professor confirm this You can read the article HERE.
Outsourcing mundane household chores that we actually don’t like doing anyway, can provide feelings of happiness that last longer compared to when we are just accumulating more things.
My experience in working with doctors and dentists confirms this.
Having an expensive house and big mortgage actually creates more stress than happiness. On the other hand, time away from work and holidays provide meaning and balance to your life.
We spend a lot of time with our clients to establish what they truly value, and what makes them happy. This then becomes the pursuit of our financial planning, as opposed to the accumulation of more money just for the sake of it.
If you would like to change how you view and use your money, why not contact us to explore how we can assist you on this journey.
Contact us on 08 9381 2704 or email me at Yves@affluenceprivate.com.au