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What's Enough Money to Be Happy?

Some say that $50,000 per year and a paid up mortgage is the prime point of greatest happiness.  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 according to the research described by the University of Texas & Indian Business School professor teaching the online Coursera course " A Lifetime of Happiness and Fulfillment ,"  it just ain't so.    Dr. Raghunathan and his visiting lecturers including such leading thinkers as    Dan Ariely (author of Predictably Irrational), Ed Diener (“Dr. Happiness”), and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (author of Flow), m oney is just a medium that people believe will lead them to happiness.  And our perceptions about that path are often wrong.    But wait!  That's new age nonsense,