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The real downside of making more money, according to a new study

“People who report making a higher income tend to face higher levels of stress at work and don’t necessarily experience higher job satisfaction, according to career platform LinkedIn” writes Zameena Mejia for cnbc.com. Even millionaires will tell you that making more money does not necessarily lead to a happier life and certainly not a stress-free one.While a third of Americans say they are constantly stressed about their finances, new data finds that making more money can actually do harm as well as good.Although millennials report the least amount of stress…

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Study reveals more money totally causes more problems

“Fifty-two percent of Baby Boomers (aged 53 and up) reported stress on the job, followed by Millennials at just 44 percent” writes Meera Jagannathan for nypost.com. Making more money can mean more stress, according to a LinkedIn Learning study released Tuesday.But even with their lower-stress status, millennials reported the lowest job satisfaction (72 percent), compared to Gen Xers (76 percent) and Boomers (78 percent).And while the gender pay gap may persist, this survey found virtually no disparity in stress or job satisfaction levels for men and women.Gen Xers — defined…

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The New Health Care: Fighting Over Chores? Spend Some Money, Save the Marriage

“On one of those weekends, they were randomly assigned to spend the money on something that would save them time (like going out to eat instead of cooking)” writes Austin Frakt for nytimes.com. But just to be sure that buying time tends to cause greater life satisfaction, the researchers conducted a randomized experiment.In fact, the researchers found a stronger relationship between satisfaction and buying time among lower-income groups. Source: nytimes.com Share This:

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Texting repair info boosts sales, satisfaction

“This [tool] really empowers the customer,” Angle said, and allows them to better understand the service being provided” writes Larry P for autonews.com. If they do, the service adviser can provide regular status updates.An Audi spokesman said that about 10 percent of Audi stores now use texting to communicate with service customers, a number that’s been growing steadily.He says that while the texting strategy makes his department more efficient, the customer is the real beneficiary.And for Audi of Wallingford, about 12 miles northeast of New Haven, learning to rely on…

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A new study reveals how much money you really need to be happy — and it’s less than you think

“Money is only a part of what really makes us happy, and we’re learning more about the limits of money,” Jebb said” writes Jeremy Berke for businessinsider.com. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson A new study reveals that money really can buy happiness — but only up to a certain point.Beyond that income level, the researchers found that the old adage of ‘More money, more problems’ actually holds true.Researchers found the optimal income level for happiness and life satisfaction. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Sexual satisfaction makes you more likely to cheat

“Those with higher levels of attentional disengagement (avoiding thinking about a potential romantic partner’s attractiveness) and evaluative devaluation (downplaying the potential partner’s attractiveness in their mind) were less likely to cheat” writes Olivia Petter for independent.co.uk. The same was not true for men, who were conversely more likely to cheat when their partners were less attractive.Surprisingly, they found that those who were satisfied with sex in their relationship were more likely to cheat on their partner, possibly because they “felt more positive about sex in general”, the study suggests.The research…

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Amazon, JPMorgan, Berkshire creating new healthcare company

“The ballooning costs of [healthcare] act as a hungry tapeworm on the American economy,” Buffett said in a prepared statement” writes Associated Press for latimes.com. Rather, we share the belief that putting our collective resources behind the country’s best talent can, in time, check the rise in health costs while concurrently enhancing patient satisfaction and outcomes.”.  Source: latimes.com Share This:

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Less smartphone time equals happier teenager, study suggests

“An increase in income inequality and a drop in gross domestic product did correlate with their decline in happiness and satisfaction” writes Melissa Healy for latimes.com. But unemployment peaked in 2010 and teens’ psychological well-being began to decline only after 2012. Their satisfaction did not consistently rise or fall in response to changes in median household income, the stock market’s Dow Jones industrial average, the unemployment rate or college enrollment (which is also an economic bellwether). Source: latimes.com Share This:

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Tesla, Porsche and Genesis top Consumer Reports owner satisfaction survey

“Tesla swept Consumer Reports’ latest Ownership Satisfaction Survey results, notching the top spot among brands evaluated” writes Sven Gustafson for autoblog.com. Jake Fisher, director of automotive testing for Consumer Reports, told USA Today those brands suffered by introducing cheaper vehicles.In the brand survey, Chrysler rose four places to No. 4 on strong customer satisfaction with the Pacifica minivan, while Hyundai tumbled 11 spots to No. 24 and Lexus fell eight places to 18th.Porsche and Genesis, Hyundai’s new luxury spinoff, rounded out the top three brands.Not surprisingly, most of those cars,…

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3 ways to be incredibly happy in retirement — from people who’ve already retired

“What’s more, health status was even more likely to lead to retirement satisfaction than good relationships or leisure spending” writes Walter Updegrave for businessinsider.com. According to a recent Nationwide Retirement Institute survey, a third of recent retirees say that health problems are interfering with their retirement.Other research bears out just how much good health is linked to retirement happiness.And if that relationship is sour, it will likely be harder for you to truly savor other aspects of retirement.There are other ways aside from those mentioned in this paper that may also…

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