Other writers like Wes Moss, host of Money Matters and author of the book "You Can Retire Sooner Than You Think," imply that you need around $65 - $75,000 per year to retire -- which is when you can be happiest.
Most of us seem to believe that more money means more happiness.
But wait! That's new age nonsense, I said.
How happy can you be standing in a food stamp line? Living in poverty? None of us want that future for ourselves or anyone that we know.
And you don't have to be a monk to achieve these states, although it works for them as well. And in fact, these skills might, paradoxically, make you more successful in the business world.
Even better, you can get to learn about them and practice them for free.
Favorite Frugal Indulge for this summer? Coursera Courses! Usually free, if you don't want or need the certificate. And totally Juicy.