Tag: Money and Happiness

Happy Money: Principle Two – Make It a Treat

“Money creates needs or encourages their multiplication.”  – Edwin Lefevre “Abundance…is the enemy of appreciation.”  – Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton   The Washing Machine Paradox My paternal grandmother, Ann Amelia Chamberlain Esplin, was born on January 12, 1896 in the small Southern Utah town of Orderville.  She would live to be 82 years old,…

Happy Money: The 5 Principles of Smarter Spending

“Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen, nineteen and six, result happiness.  Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.”  – Wilkins Micawber in the book David Copperfield by Charles Dickens   I have a confession to make.  The Micawber Principle, as stated above and from which this blog gets…