SAN RAMON, Calif., Dec. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Happiness is like Captain Ahab's white whale for so many Americans. While happiness levels in the United States have been trending downward for a decade, the happiness industry would have Americans believe that all it takes to be happy is a happiness coach or attendance at a happiness seminar. But the cost associated with those options makes them realistic for only the wealthy population, leading some to believe that happiness is a luxury. Does that mean that the non-wealthy can't find happiness? Financial Education Benefits Center (FEBC), a company that provides a variety of member benefits encompassing financial and health wellness, believes that happiness is within reach for all Americans, no matter their financial situation, and provides benefits to help with that goal, including financial tools and an upcoming counseling benefit.
The belief that money can buy happiness comes from the idea that those who have money to spend on a happiness coach, or other expensive methods, likely don't have to worry about their finances. Financial stress is one of the most common types of stress and has the power even to break up a marriage. While wealthy people may look happier than poorer people, the main discrepancy may just be that the financial stress more common in lower income brackets increases those families' sadness.
"They say you can't buy happiness, but they don't say where to find it," said Jennifer Martinez, Manager at FEBC. "As with any pursuit, you're more likely to find what you're looking for if you have the right resources."
Financial stress can seem like a formidable barrier to happiness, but there are ways around it. The first instinct for those who feel like their income doesn't cut it might be to get another job or work longer hours to make more money. While that may work for some, that course of action may just add more stress to replace the financial stress, especially if it takes time away from a family. FEBC suggests practicing good financial habits, including creating a budget and sticking to a spending plan. That's possible using FEBC's budget templates and everyday discounts benefit.
It may also help to change the conversation about happiness. Those who search too intently for happiness may find disappointment in its place. Instead, it may be more beneficial to let happiness just happen. For those who can't get past the stresses in their lives, FEBC will soon offer a counseling benefit to help with that.
"Everyone wants to be happy, and at FEBC we believe everyone deserves to have access to resources that may help them with that goal," said Martinez. "With resources for budgeting and the upcoming counseling benefit, our members will have tools at their disposal intended to save them a lot of stress and improve their lives, and hopefully their happiness."
About Financial Education Benefits Center
Financial Education Benefits Center is located in San Ramon, California. The membership company has already helped thousands of people save money and obtain the necessary education required to live a financially healthy life.
Financial Education Benefits Center has partnered with several name brand third-party companies to expand the financial and educational products and services available to its members and to provide a variety of wellness services as well.
To learn more about Financial Education Benefits Center, please contact:
Financial Education Benefits Center
2010 Crow Canyon Place Ste. 100
San Ramon, CA 94583
SOURCE Financial Education Benefits Center