Perhaps not as much as you might think.
Just over half of people surveyed in CNNMoney’s American Dream poll said it would take less than $100,000 in annual income to make them happy.
About 25% said they’d need to make between $100,000 and $199,999.
Only about 10% said they would need to make more than that to be happy.
Another 15% had no opinion or asserted that “money can’t buy happiness.”
Click here to read the CNNMoney article by Jeanne Sahadi and more about the survey results.
We were interviewed by Jeanne in connection with the article and noted what we’ve observed in working with many clients over the years:
Happiness is not about what you earn. It’s all about what you keep and how well you manage what you have.