Money. No matter how much of it you have, you’re always going to want more. Remember back when you were employed for the first time and the rush you received when you got your first paycheck?

Chances are you no longer get that kind of feeling when the end of the month comes. The problem with life is that we acclimatise too quickly to the good things. A good job, a good relationship, a good living space – we always want more.

According to a recent University of Illinois study “People should avoid the trap of over-emphasizing financial matters and consider a complete portfolio of resources. This will help them cope when hard times are imminent”

Sure, more money makes you happier – but only up to a point. “What we’ve found is that while money may be able to make people lead more comfortable lives, it won’t necessarily contribute to life’s pleasant moments that come from engaging with people and activities rather than from material goods and luxuries.”

**Bottom line:** Financial wealth should definitely be on your agenda, but it shouldn’t take away from appreciating your life.