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NEARLY TWO-THIRDS (65%) OF AMERICANS BELIEVE MONEY CAN BUY HAPPINESS. 

A SURVEY OF 2,000 ADULTS AGES 18–55 WAS CONDUCTED BY ONEPOLL ON BEHALF OF HAPPY MONEY FOR NATIONAL FINANCIAL AWARENESS DAY. 

RESULTS SHOW MORE THAN HALF (54%) OF AMERICANS SAY BUYING LOVED ONES SOMETHING THEY’VE WANTED FOR A LONG TIME IS THEIR HAPPIEST SPEND.

AND MORE THAN HALF (55%) ARE OUTSOURCING CHORES TO OPEN UP THEIR SCHEDULES FOR FRIENDS OR FAMILY.

PEOPLE HAVE HIRED A CLEANING SERVICE (56%), MOVED CLOSER TO WORK TO REDUCE THEIR COMMUTE (52%), AND ORDERED TAKEOUT INSTEAD OF COOKING (48%), ALL IN THE NAME OF ENJOYING MORE TIME WITH LOVED ONES. 

TOP MILESTONE PURCHASES INCLUDE BUYING AN APARTMENT OR HOUSE (52%), PAYING FOR A CHILD’S EDUCATION (48%) AND BUYING THE PERFECT GIFT FOR A FRIEND OR LOVED ONE (45%).

WHEN IT COMES TO SMALLER, RECURRING PURCHASES, THE AVERAGE PERSON SPENDS ABOUT $53 EACH WEEK ON THINGS OR EXPERIENCES THAT BRING THEM JOY.

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