I've wondered this forever. I have everything in life I need or really...I want. We have very nice household income at my place. But I don't want a Malibu vacation home. I don't want a lake house, or a boat, or this or that. I have plenty of life's amenities but I find that the best times I have with my wife are doing simple things...exercising, swimming, sunning on the beach, movies, eating out, normal stuff. Money is important but ifi truth be known...you don't really need a lot to be happy.