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Happy Money

The Science Of Smarter Spending

By Elizabeth Dunn, 1977-

If you think money can’t buy happiness, you’re not spending it right. Two rising stars in behavioral science explain how money can buy happiness—if you follow five core principles of smarter spending.

Happy Money offers a tour of new research on the science of spending. Most people recognize that they need professional advice on how to earn, save, and invest their money. When it comes to spending that money, most people just follow their intuitions. But scientific research shows that those intuitions are often wrong.

Happy Money explains why you can get more happiness for your money by following five principles, from choosing experiences over stuff to spending money on others. And the five principles can be used not only by individuals but by companies seeking to create happier employees and provide “happier products” to their customers. Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton show how companies from Google to Pepsi to Crate & Barrel have put these ideas into action.

Along the way, the authors describe new research that reveals that luxury cars often provide no more pleasure than economy models, that commercials can actually enhance the enjoyment of watching television, and that residents of many cities frequently miss out on inexpensive pleasures in their hometowns. By the end of this book, readers will ask themselves one simple question whenever they reach for their wallets: Am I getting the biggest happiness bang for my buck?

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Format: Book
Author: Dunn, Elizabeth, 1977-
Summary: "Explains why you can get more happiness for your money by following five principles, from choosing experiences over stuff to spending money on others. And the five principles can be used not only by individuals but by companies seeking to create happier employees and provide 'happier products' to their customers"--Dust jacket flap.
Title: Happy money : the science of smarter spending / Elizabeth Dunn & Michael Norton.
Publisher Date: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2013.
Subject: Finance, Personal -- Psychological aspects Happiness Money -- Psychological aspects
Isbn: 9781451665062 (hbk.) 1451665067 (hbk.) 9781451665079 (pbk.) 1451665075 (pbk.)
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Call Number: 332.024 Dun
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Format: Book
Author: Dunn, Elizabeth, 1977-
Summary: "Explains why you can get more happiness for your money by following five principles, from choosing experiences over stuff to spending money on others. And the five principles can be used not only by individuals but by companies seeking to create happier employees and provide 'happier products' to their customers"--Dust jacket flap.
Title: Happy money : the science of smarter spending / Elizabeth Dunn & Michael Norton.
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2013.
Description: xix, 197 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Finance, Personal -- Psychological aspects
Subjects: Happiness
Subjects: Money -- Psychological aspects
Other Author: Norton, Michael, 1975 Apr. 4-
Other Title: Science of smarter spending
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Buy experiences -- Make it a treat -- Buy time -- Pay now, consume later -- Invest in others -- Zooming out.
LCCN: 2012036284
ISBN: 9781451665062 (hbk.)
ISBN: 1451665067 (hbk.)
ISBN: 9781451665079 (pbk.)
ISBN: 1451665075 (pbk.)
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Call Number: 332.024 Dun