I loved this article about a couple who lived on 6.25% of their combined income, so that they could give $100,000 to charity in 2013. The article provides some insight into why this couple ended up happier as a result, citing several studies linking generosity and altruism to improved happiness and well-being.
Of course, this doesn’t make sense if you’re barely making enough money to get by. But for those of us who are lucky enough to have disposable income each month, giving a percentage to others is a surefire way to feel good. I’ve found that the more I give, the better I feel.
What about you?