Buy Yourself Some Happiness — By Spending Money On Others


There is a whole list of things that money supposedly can't buy, and one of the things on that is happiness. However, there is research that indicates that money can, in fact, buy happiness. The secret is in the way you use money. When you spend money on others, you are more likely to feel happier. Spending On Yourself vs. Spending On Others The idea that you can buy happiness by spending money on others is expressed by Michael Norton, a Harvard Business School associate professor. His TEDx talk on the subject cites studies done in different countries. Researchers found that…

Can You Afford Waiting to Buy?


 If you’re thinking about buying a home, it’s natural to be concerned about whether you can afford to buy right now. It may seem like a good idea to wait until you have more money saved up or are in a better position at work. However, there are many significant disadvantages to delaying the purchase of the home. When you consider these issues, you really need to ask yourself “can you afford waiting to buy?” Housing Prices Will Go Up  Housing prices in Australia are steadily going up each year. While there are occasional downturns in the market, Australia’s growing…

Five Best Things about Leasing Your Car


If you’re looking for a new car, be sure to consider leasing the vehicle instead of buying it. While critics may regard the lack of ownership and mileage restraints as drawbacks for this financing method, leasing also has many advantages. Here are the five best things about leasing your car. 1)      New, New, New! These days it seems a new model is released the second you drive a car off the lot. Has this happened to you? Don’t let yourself become a victim of new car envy. Leasing offers the luxury of driving a new car when you may not…

Better Know A Sustainable Investment: Tesla Motors


Let's start this post with a little thought exercise. If you had 18 billion dollars, which of the following three investments would you invest in: Investment A: You'd own approximately 36% of a company that made $3.8B in profit last year. They sold $152B of product in 2012, and have grown production over 12% since 2010. They do not currently pay a dividend, but will most likely pay one in the near future. Investment B: You'd own approximately 27% of a company that made $5.99B in profit last year. They sold over $134B worth of product in 2012. As a…

4 Frugal Ways to Lengthen Your Life


Longevity has long been a goal for many. The thought of living a long, full life is attractive to many people. The good news is that you don't need to spend a lot of money on special foods or on specific youth serums. You can engage in frugal activities that will lengthen your life. Not only that, but the following 4 actions will improve the quality of your life as well as its length: 1. Alter the Way You Commute Change the way you commute to work. Talking public transit usually means that you walk more as you get to…