Does money really make people happy?

There is no doubt that money is a central aspect of our world. It can influence our lives in various ways and is not infrequently used as an indicator of prosperity and happiness.

But does this classification really make sense? Does money really make us happy? Does the story of blissful Uncle Scrooge, bathing in the gold coins of his money bin, actually contain a grain of truth?

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These questions are not only addressed by many people in their private lives, but also by science. There are countless studies from happiness research that explore the connection between money and happiness. The results are sometimes plausible and often simply astonishing.

Does a higher income always mean more happiness?

As you can see, Denmark comes out on top in terms of happiness, although Luxembourg has a significantly higher median income. This shows very clearly that a higher income does, in principle, bring greater satisfaction. But the exceptions confirm the assumption that there are certainly other factors that are decisive for people's happiness.

Is there an income threshold for happiness?

Our income does indeed seem to influence our happiness - but only within certain limits. This was also determined by the U.S. economist Richard Easterlin in his happiness studies conducted in the U.S. between 1946 and 1970.

According to these studies, the population did not feel any happier about their lives than before, despite significant increases in income. Many scientists therefore concluded that income and money contribute to an increased feeling of happiness only up to a certain level.

This is also supported by a study by psychologist and Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman and his colleague Angus Deaton from Princeton University.

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After evaluating more than 450,000 questionnaires on the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, the researchers concluded that the average U.S. citizen reaches his or her optimum level of happiness at an annual income of about $75,000 (about 58,000 euros). Larger increases in income beyond this limit, on the other hand, hardly influence happiness at all. Furthermore, health or loneliness in everyday life are significantly stronger influencing factors on our happiness.

The prosperity of others - happiness is relative in money matters

If starting from a certain level more money does not increase the luck feeling further, forces itself however the question, why nevertheless also many rich humans strive for ever more money. A first clue was found already in his time by the economist Easterlin. In his research, he discovered that relative income for traders in exness forex is often more important than absolute income. According to this, money primarily brings prestige and it is an inner need for us to measure ourselves against others in terms of our income and wealth.

So even a 5% salary increase can tend to make us unhappy if our neighbor gets an 8% increase. This phenomenon is now supported by evaluations of the socio-economic panel (SOEP) of the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW). According to economist Jürgen Schupp, men in particular are very oriented toward their social environment. In other words, they derive happiness from owning more than other people in their environment.

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Please notify us via fax at (770) 447 – 9368 or email at [email protected] of shipments you are scheduling for us, identifying the carrier and shipper prior to the shipment arriving at our location.

Send all LTL, truckload and UPS/Fed-Ex shipments to:

C/O TriMarc Installation
5952 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Suite 2
Norcross, GA 30071

All LTL and truckload shipments must call us at (770) 447-9308, 24 hours prior to delivery.

Customer Pick-ups: Monday – Friday, 8:00AM – 3:30PM (Closed 12PM – 1:00PM).Minimum 24-hour notice for customer pick-up.

Receiving Rates:

  • Inspection Fee:$10 per item
  • Receiving Fee:$10 per item
  • Uncrating Inspection Charge: $35
  • Storage Rates:$2.00 per square ft. (first 60 days FREE), assessed on first of month

If TriMarc Installation pays COD Freight, a 15% handling fee will apply.

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full-service "white-glove" installation and logistics

Customer Pickups

Customers may pick up items Monday – Friday from 8:00AM until 3:30PM

Minimum 24-hour notice for customer pick-up.

$10/piece dock charge for pick-up by another carrier or customer pick-up.

TriMarc is not responsible for damages incurred due to improper loading or type of vehicle used.


If you need specialized installation services for your project, look no further than TriMarc Installation. We have the experience to get the job done right, on time and on budget.

If purchasing through ADG Interiors, a brand of Atlanta Design Group:

  • For all ADG Home orders over $5,000 receive one FREE hour of installation,
  • $15,000 receive two Free hours of installation
    The following terms apply:

    • The one hour cannot be split up.
    • Balance of invoice must be paid in full before TriMArc can schedule and install.
    • If client elects to pick up their ADG Home order instead of taking advantage of the installation, the customer pick-up will be FREE. For ADG Home orders under $5,000, there is a $10.00 pick-up fee for each piece or carton.
  • Free receiving will be provided:Upon receipt, we will open, inspect and blanket wrap each piece, remove cartons and await further instructions. A Receiving Report of the pieces received will be faxed or emailed to the client within eight business hours of receipt. We do this for non ADG Home items too.

Other Charges and Fees

  • Minimum Hours: One hour minimum per installation project
  • Fuel Charge: None
  • Assembly Fees: See hourly rates above
  • Trip Charge: $35 flat fee per trip within the metro Atlanta area
  • Out-of-State Installations: Please call us at (770) 447-9308 for a quote
  • Art Installations: When art is purchased from Patrick Allen Art, a Brand of ADG, the installation fee is reduced to $50/hour for a 1-man crew or $70/hour for a 2-man crew; otherwise, the standard hourly rates apply.
  • Cancellation Fee:A $100.00 cancellation fee per scheduled hour for installations, deliveries, or on-site pickups if cancelled within 36 BUSINESS hours of scheduled appointment.
  • Crating Fees: $75.00 per crate

Installation and Drive Time Rates

Regular Overtime (after 8 hours)
One man and a truck: $80/hour $110/hour
Two men and a truck: $120/hour $160/hour
Three men and a truck: $155/hour $210/hour
Four men and a truck: $190/hour $255/hour
Four men and TWO trucks: $220/hour $285/hour
Five men and TWO trucks: $260/hour $335/hour
Six men and TWO trucks: $295/hour $380/hour
Additional men: +$40/hour +$50/hour
Additional truck: +$30/hour +$30/hour
full-service "white-glove" installation and logistics
full-service "white-glove" installation and logistics

Freight Service

We have negotiated competitive freight rates with regional and national freight carriers. Take advantage of our discounts by using our freight carriers to ship. We can arrange to ship your items to and from our facility. TriMarc Installation is invoiced directly eliminating the need for CODs. Please visit our Contact Us page or call us at (770) 447 – 9308 for your next shipment.

Delivery & Pickup Rates:

  • For Trips Inside of I-285:$65 for up to three items $10 for each additional items
  • For Trips Outside of I-285:$95 for up to three items $10 for each additional items

Furniture Repair

It happens, and we can help!

  • On-Site Repairs
  • Furniture Repairs
  • Structural Repair
  • Finish Repairs
  • Color Matching
  • Scratch Repair
  • Antique Restoration & Refinishing

Crypton Fabric Protection Service:

Chairs: $20 – $59
Sofas: $79 – $89
Sectionals: $169 – $207

Please call (770) 447-9308 to learn about our furniture repair service.

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