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It’s no surprise that Americans are ready to start spending as the Covid pandemic eases.
After being cooped up for a year, people are opening their wallets for anything from dining out to shopping for merchandise and vacations.
But will your buying spree bring you joy?
It depends, said researcher Elizabeth Dunn, PhD, chief science officer for financial technology firm Happy Money and author of “Happy Money: The Science of Happier Spending.”
As her book suggests, Dunn conducts research on spending and happiness. Everyone’s needs are different, so she first advises you identify what purchases are making you happy, and which ones are not. It’s also a good…