Survey: Can Money Buy Happiness? New Survey Reveals the Answer

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Not as much as family, according to more than 1,000 survey respondents.

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Have we finally learned that money isn't everything?

Only 21 percent of respondents said money can buy happiness in a new survey from credit card comparison website And just 10 percent out of over 1,000 respondents in the survey said getting rich leads to the most happiness.

"Have we finally learned that money isn't everything?" asks Charles Tran, founder of "While most of our respondents see the value in having a financial cushion to cover emergencies, what really makes them happy over the course of their life is a good marriage and family life. Just over 70 percent of respondents said so.”

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Key Findings:

  •     If money were no object, 14 percent would still prefer to work full-time.
  •     The majority believe having enough savings to cover emergencies would make them happier than buying something they've been eagerly waiting to get for a long time.
  •     18 percent said an interesting career is what would make them happy (more than family and getting rich).

From September 3 to September 8, 2013, surveyed 1,063 Americans, age 18 and over, on what makes them happy. provides information on the credit issues, news, and trends facing Americans through proprietary market research and analysis. Families can visit to find credit card deals and stay informed with "donkey-proof" (easy to understand) financial tips.

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