Money is not an end-in-itself, but rather a means to an end. As such, the end-goal of investing is not to maximize money, but to best be able to accomplish goals and live fulfilling lives. Happiness is not determined by how much money you can spend; rather, it is how closely your spending aligns with your values and what makes you happy. On a day-to-day basis, it is easy to forget that time and happiness are the far more valuable currencies. Jonathan Clements of the Wall Street Journal offers a few related tips in How to Live a Happier Financial Life.