(1) buy more experiences and fewer material goods
Theoretically I would agree, but what exactly are those great experiences that you can "buy"? I think this question is more difficult than it looks on the first sight. You don't always need big money to have great experiences, and money alone doesn't always ensure great experiences.
(2) use their money to benefit others rather than themselves
I think most people will agree on that, besides people which lack any perspective for other people.
(3) buy many small pleasures rather than fewer large ones
Sure some truth in it, but I think a reasonable mix is more the aim. Few bigger ones which give long-term pleasure alongside with small pleasures here and then.
(4) eschew extended warranties and other forms of overpriced insurance
Well, it is news to me that this is the common mistake people make, but yeah, makes sense.
(5) delay consumption
Not entirely sure what is the message of this.
(6) consider how peripheral features of their purchases may affect their day-to-day lives
Well, of course it makes sense when you also know what you buy before you buy it...
(7) beware of comparison shopping
Too much comparison is negative, too few comparison also, as usual.
(8) pay close attention to the happiness of others.
Don't know... context.
I agree to some degree. The problem is many people in this world seem to have lost / numbed common sense, or they don't base (many of) their actions on it anymore.Am I the only one that thinks this article does nothing more than tell us common sense notions of what humans need to feel happy (choosing to help others, engaging in enjoyable activities, being challenged and experiencing new things, being free to do things you enjoy) and propose some half-cocked methods on how better to buy these things with your money, since that's the only way we can get them?