Scott Burns is one of the world’s best personal finance writers.

He’s the originator of the brilliant couch potato portfolio concept—showing how regular folk can beat the investment returns of Wall Street by devoting less than five minutes a year to their investments.  And he continues to offer regular gems to the reading public, the latest of which, I’d like to share with you.  If you’ve ever wondered how much money you’ll require for maximum happiness (both now, and in retirement) check out his latest article.  It’s eye-opening, instructive, easy to understand and very wise.

It’s 2012—Do You Know Where Your First Million Is?