LIFESTYLE
07/05/2014 12:07 BST | Updated 09/07/2014 14:59 BST

Can Money Buy You Happiness? (Yes, If Spent In The Right Way)

While many would argue that money can't buy happiness, but, apparently, it can - if spent in the right way.

According to researchers, if you think a fancy car or over-priced handbag is going to make you happier, you're mistaken.

A pay rise, lottery win or lavish expenditure can make someone feel happy - but the mood soon wears off.

Instead the key to happiness is how you spend your money, rather than how much is in the bank.

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According to findings from ASAP Science, those who spend money on others are happier. And while those who spend on themselves aren't necessarily happier - their happiness is unchanged.

From trivial gifts to large charity donations, the size of the gift doesn't matter - the key is giving to others.

Do you agree? Let us know in the comments below.