Happiest people use their money to buy time. Here are two more things I would buy to have more time (Part 1):
Cooking is definitely a love and hate relationship. I wanna cook when I want but not every day.
Now $: Combination of cooking and eating outside but being more proactive of meal planning every week.
Soon $$: Use meal prep services to have food delivered or picked up.
Later $$$: Have a dedicated chef to cook and deliver food.
4. Answering the Same Question / Telling the Same Story
I can't really buy this but hear me out. I find myself answering the same question or telling the same story to different people. This is due to having different groups of friends and part of it is work related. I wish people would ask more interesting questions by doing some work beforehand.
An example at work setting when there is a scheduled meeting with a new person, don't just ask "what do you do on the team?" I wish more people asked specific questions to have a better conversation. I don't mind answering it but we just wasted 2-3 minutes of the scheduled time that could have been spent before because that info is available on the internet.
Now I think about it, I think it would be fun to have an FAQ section on my personal website and make it easy for people to find it. I am going to brainstorm about the typical questions that I get and include a link in my email section. It would be cool to have a website like about.me but for FAQ (should I make it?).
We derailed from the original topic of the post a bit there but overall money might not always buy you happiness but it can buy you time that is precious and limited.