Buying Happiness: 3 Lessons for Physicians from the Literature on Happiness

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By Dr. James M. Dahle, WCI Founder

There is scientific, peer-reviewed literature on all kinds of subjects. One of the most interesting subjects out there to study is how to be happy. Academics have been studying this for decades, and the conclusions they have reached have important applications in your personal financial planning. In this column, we’ll examine three lessons from the happiness literature that you can apply in your financial life.



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