Healthcare Triage: Wanna Be Happy? Buy Back as Much Time as You Can Afford.

Studies indicate that bickering about the hard work of keeping house, taking care of kids, cooking, and mowing the lawn can contribute to relationship problems and divorce. Going to restaurants and hiring out some of the work can help. This is obviously not possible for most people, but if you can work it into your budget, buying back your time is one of the most satisfying ways you can use disposable income. Also, there seems to be a bigger bang for your buck if you’re NOT rich.

This episode was adapted from a column Austin wrote for The Upshot. Links to sources can be found there.


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