This is a fantastic lecture by Michael Norton. He describes how money can buy happiness, depending on how you spend it. This is something I deeply agree with; however, I have never been able to articulate it as well as Norton. Typically when I tell people, “no, no I really believe that money can buy you happiness!” they inch away and label me as an annoying, materialistic person.
So if you have a few minutes, watch the video. It’s an interesting view on happiness and money at the very least.