Money Cant Buy Happiness – But Financial Control Does

Money Cant Buy Happiness – But Financial Control Does

With travel fares rising which seems like every month, with the new VAT rise , prices of food, fuel bills and University fees set to soar its no wonder so many people are getting into debt,
but what about the young people. Do we actually know what’s going on or are we only going to move 10 years down the line which by then it may be too late to change an adapt your habits. With a lot of young ladies they think that they would be happier if they where richer or had more money.

A lot of people I know with more money land in bigger debt as they think they have more reason to spend. But lets get back to the essence of this in happiness. Happiness, wellbeing and overall selfesteem are influenced by our sense of financial control and not by what we earn, according to a study published by Aviva.

Aviva’s Feel-Good Insight Study, produced in conjunction with a leading psychologist at City University, London, indicates a strong link between financial behaviour and self esteem – but proves money doesn’t buy happiness.
In short, those with sensible financial plans in place are happier overall and have a stronger sense of ‘financial well being and control ’, regardless of their salary.

In fact, more people earning over £50k have below-average self esteem (22%) than high self esteem (12%). Similarly, the study shows that good health is seen as twice as important (85%) as earning more money (42%).

The thing is we are all brainwashed by society and think that we have to live a particular way even when we CANT AFFORD it. We think if we buy these things then we become happy but in the long run you will find that its a false sense of happiness as this doesn’t really make real friends, or brings in health or wellbeing which is why after a certain amount of years you begin to learn that its all very tiresome. For some people this is usually happens at late 20’s early 30’s when they learn that life has much more meaning. My thing is why cant we learn sooner? One thing I always noticed about really successful happy people is the story of the journey in which they got to their place of happiness. They made sacrifices and understood they couldn’t have everything they wanted if they wanted to succeed in their journey.

With so much standard things a girl has to buy such as hair, skin and beauty products, toiletries etc it can be much harder than guys to save money. There is true meaning in you cant have your cake and eat it too. Anyway I’m not saying you shouldn’t buy the nice clothes or the car, or go on the holiday or expensive shoes. But what I am saying is be careful on what you spend. According to a lot of economist experts we may be going through some hard times in the near future as this crazy government takes BILLIONS out of the economy. So it may be time for you to start thinking about taking control of your cash rather then letting the government do it for you. And when you can do that no mater what the circumstances, then I’m sure you will find a sense of control and happiness.

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1 comment

  1. Smita

    Great advice girls, there are loads of apps and online budget calculators which are great for controlling outgoing costs.

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