Why Increased Efficiency Will Make Us Miserable

paranoid My life just keeps getting easier. These days, I don’t have to run out to the store to replenish my pantry — within an hour, Amazon Now will deliver my groceries. A cleaner from Handy comes in and cleans my apartment while I’m at work. And thanks to Sprig, Munchery, GrubHub and other food delivery apps, I’ll never need to cook again. Unfortunately, this convenience comes… Read More

Here Is The Income Level At Which Money Won’t Make You Any Happier In Each State

Waikiki-Oahu-Hawaii-2560x1920Money can only buy happiness up to a point. But just how much you need to get to that threshold really depends on where you live, according to a new analysis by Doug Short, vice president of research at investment group Advisor Perspectives.

Short’s analysis found that if you live in a place like Hawaii, where the cost of living is relatively high, a household needs to make $122,175 per year before some extra cash doesn’t really translate into more happiness. In Mississippi, by comparison, the threshold at which more money stops making you happier is a lot lower: $65,850 per year.

How much money do you need to make in your state before more money doesn’t really make you all that happier? We created a map so you could find out. Continue reading “Here Is The Income Level At Which Money Won’t Make You Any Happier In Each State”