Jonathan Clements, personal financial columnist of the Wall Street Journal writes about putting money in its place. “If you want to be happier, forget spending dollars and focus on how you spend your time..”

  1. Make time for friends
  2. Forget the pay raise
  3. Don’t trade up (don’t move to a neighborhood above your means)
  4. Keep your commute short
  5. Count your blessings
  6. Enjoy a good meal
  7. Challenge yourself
  8. Volunteer
  9. Give it time (happiness tends to start increasing after 40)