Scientists (what would we do without them?) say yes:
It is one of the most pondered questions of all time - can money buy happiness?And this is news? My advice? Wait for it to go on sale from a local shop. Don't make the mistake I did. I got mine at Sam's Club, where sure, the unit price was great, but I wound up with much more than I could ever use.
The answer, according to a study, is yes - but so can friendships and successful relationships.
Researchers have been trying to calculate what effect our finances and lifestyle have on our emotions.
Their main source was a survey of 10,000 Britons, who were asked to rate their level of happiness and answer questions on their wealth, health and social relations.