Originally Posted by goldenryan
The more correct quote would be "money can't buy you happiness, but not having it can bring you misery."
I think there was a study about happiness from money ending at about 70k a year. After your basic needs are met and you have some leisure cash, what can money really buy you?
After that it can buy you retirement aka freedom from work if you wish. The saftey net of knowing you don't have to work if don't want to.
I've heard the 70k thing as well but I find it hard to believe there isnt another level after that consisting of those who are set up for life.