We’ve heard it over and over and over again – money doesn’t buy you happiness.
What if that isn’t true? What if money CAN buy you happiness?
According to a study published online in Psychological Science, what matters more than your salary or how frequently you shop is whether you make purchases that match your personality.
The University of Cambridge study examined approximately 77,000 U.K. bank transactions of 625 people and put purchases in different categories – eating out at a pub was put in the extroverted and impulsive spending category. Then they compared people’s spending habits with their personality. If they matched up, they were more likely to be happy.
When extroverts were forced to spend money at a bar, they were happier than introverts having to spend money there. Conversely, an introvert was happier to spend money at a bookshop than an extrovert.
So the bottom line, spend your money wisely — on things you actually enjoy.