“Money can’t buy happiness” they say—but it might just help. A poll by the Marist Institute for Public Opinion found that hitting a $50,000 salary improves happiness and life satisfaction. Fifty-six percent of Americans fall below that, so that’s not to say you need it to be happy, but it’s certainly good news compared to a 2010 survey that said $75,000 was the magic number! Taking control of your finances will keep your stress from aging you!

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