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How to Buy Happiness

The Science of Spending Money Well

Michael Norton

Michael Norton

Harvard Business School Professor

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Overview

Can money buy happiness? It turns out it can, but it all depends on how you spend it. In this course, Harvard Business School professor Michael Norton reveals scientifically proven methods for using money to become happier. Along the way, he’ll also dispel common myths about money that keep us from achieving the life we truly want. 


What You'll Learn

  • Techniques for spending money that actually make you happier 

  • The truth behind common myths about money and happiness

  • Tools for crafting a lifestyle that maximizes wellbeing

Episodes

8 Episodes

1. Three Myths About Money and Happiness

14min

Money doesn’t buy happiness. Or does it?

2. Buy Experiences, Not Expensive Things

11min

More vacations. Smaller house.

3. Make it a Treat

9min

Sometimes less is more.

4. Buy Time

8min

Nobody likes commuting.

5. Invest in Others

11min

Giving really is better than receiving.

6. Conclusion

7min

Money is a tool, not the goal.

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