Buying or selling your home this spring? Then be prepared to laugh.
A new study by two Santa Clara University economists shows that a good dose of laughter helps boost your mood and prompts more sensible decisions about your financial future.
The study, which had students contemplating future financial gains after watching highlights from stand-up performances by Robin Williams, showed that those in a better mood valued the future more highly than those in a neutral mood.
So before you decide to put in an offer on a house, or list your home for sale, perhaps you should spend a night chuckling to yourself.