Can Money Really Make You Happy? Americans' level of happiness is relatively stable. More money tends to make one happy for the short term. But after adapting to a situation, happiness tends to fade, says Wall Street Journal columnist Jonathan Clements.
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Can Money Really Make You Happy?

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Can Money Really Make You Happy?

Can Money Really Make You Happy?

Can Money Really Make You Happy?

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Wall Street Journal finance writer Jonathan Clements recently wrote about the correlation, or lack of, between money and happiness. He wrote a column called "No Satisfaction: Why What You Have Is Never Enough", pointing out that most research shows that Americans are no happier than they were 30 years ago. Surveys show that once you reach a basic sustenance level, money doesn't have much effect on happiness, he says. Clements spoke with Steve Inskeep about the column.