View Full Version : The Economy of the Millennial

Plutonic Panda
09-26-2014, 12:51 PM
Not too shabby ;P

Millennials Are Getting Something Very Right About Money And Happiness

If you've done any reading on money and happiness, you know that one way to be happier pops up again and again: Spend your money on experiences rather than things.

(If this surprises you, take a peek at Dr. Miriam Tatzel's presentation on how materialism is eroding our happiness.)

The thought behind this is that you get more mileage from a weekend skiing than a new ski hat. You anticipate the trip, make memories during that weekend, and reflect back on it afterwards. For most of us, there's a lot of happiness to be found in an experience.

Apparently, millennials have gotten the message.

A new survey from Eventbrite, a "marketplace for live event experiences," found that 78% of Gen Y respondents would rather spend money on an experience than a thing, and 77% say their best memories come from experiences.

Read more: Millennials Create The 'Experience Economy' - Business Insider (