A new study out of Princeton University has found that money does make you happier, at least until you're earning more than $75,000 a year.
The Princeton study suggests that there are “two forms of happiness: day-to-day contentment and overall satisfaction with one's place in the world. While a higher income brings little day-to-day contentment, it does boost people's overall satisfaction.” Does that mean Jesus was a miserable bastard? According to science, probably.
So, as people’s income increases their day-to-day happiness increases as well. That is until they reach $75,000, the “magic number,” when no further gain is made. However, the more money you make the greater your overall satisfaction with life. Meaning someone who makes $200,000 a year reports more overall satisfaction than someone making $120,000.