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Spend Your Money on Happiness

Studies show that spending money on experiences makes people happier than buying material things.

Studies show that spending money on experiences makes people happier than buying material things. So the next time you’re thinking of buying something for someone you love (or yourself … wink, wink) use this handy guide for the best bang for your buck. Now there’s a reason to smile.
Instead of this: An at-home chair massager (approximate cost: $100)
Splurge on this: A professional massage. For essentially the same price (the pro is usually less than $100), the entire spa experience is not only memorable, but also completely relaxing.
Instead of this: A LED-backlit LCD TV (approximate cost: $1,900)
Splurge on this: A five-day vacation for two in the continental USA. Sounds crazy, but it’s true: The average American spends about $2,000 on a traveling holiday. Not only is it more exciting, but also a more active experience.
Instead of this: A watch (approximate cost: $100)
Splurge on this: Get tickets to a game. With the advent of smartphones, how many people actually look at their wrists for the time anymore? Get decent seats for a mid-market team and you’ll spend the same as you would have on a relic.
Instead of this: A piece of designer cookware (approximate cost: $200)
Splurge on this: A cooking class for two that will help you enjoy the finer elements of bringing a meal to the table. Note: Some cookware stores offer free classes for customers, so you can possibly enjoy both.
Instead of this: An active game console (approximate cost: $150)
Splurge on this: Take a lesson: Go golfing, surfing, horseback riding or even bowling for the same price. Enjoy the outdoors, the change of scenery and the finer points of the game.
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