The old saying that "money does not buy happiness" is not necessarily true.
It does give you a comfortable lifestyle where you can do things that give you pleasure, like vacations, cruises, expensive hobbies, nice dinners out, extras for your kids and all their extra curricular things that are so important.Paying for expensive things with CASH is a blessing. While it will not excuse you from other bad things that go wrong in life, it most certainly helps. To actually say money is not important is FOOLISH. I am not talking about being filthy rich. The upper middle class is the ideal class to be in, like it or not.