Health is wealth, but so is actual wealth. How happy can money really make you?
Studies show that it does indeed help but isn’t a true substitute for fulfilling relationships with family and friends, to say nothing of the inner peace that some of us need to find on our own. Still, if you’re struggling with bills and unforeseen expenses, there’s a good chance you’re too stressed to even think about anything else. As with a lot of things, maybe it’s a healthy balance that’s most important. And while few of us would choose to have less money rather than more, anyone who’s seen It’s a Wonderful Life knows what matters most.