Silly me. I’ve been on this earth for more than 30 years and always thought that a price couldn’t be put on happiness. After all, isn’t that the lesson our parents taught us as children?

A massive survey of 450,000 people has found that you can actually put a price on happiness.  And here in the United States of America, that price is $75,000 per year.

That’s right.  People who earn $75,000 a year are generally the happiest people and have the greatest life satisfaction.

People who earn less than $75,000 want more money so they can buy things and services that provide them greater comfort and those who earn less than $75,000 complain of having to deal with added unhappiness and stress.  You know –like the Biggie Smalls song “Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems.”

So if you want to be really happy, shoot of a salary that pays exactly $75K a year. Or you could seek out the little things in life that make you happy all the time instead of on materialistic things that only bring temporary happiness.

The choice belongs to you.