Oh yeah, more to contribute!
We grew up pretty damn poor, wondering where Christmas was gonna come from, sometimes where our meals were going to come from.. and all of that business. You get the picture.
My dad's pretty spontaneous and not the best at managing day-to-day finances, and my mom keeps that in check. When we were poor, my mom whipped my dad into shape, got us scrimping and saving, using coupons, and so on. Thankfully, my family transcended our "poor" situation and ended up decently well off. As a result of our experiences, all of us kids learned to work for our keep and to live simply, and so we're in pretty good shape.
My mom still gets a kick out of saving money. When I come over to visit, she'll regale me with endless stories of how she used such-and-such combination of coupons and sales to get an item for free. With a great deal of enthusiasm, she'll tell me how much she saved on her grocery bills.
She lights up when she tells me these stories. Power to her--she gets a charge out of figuring out how to save money!
But she's still stuck in a mode where she will not use money to contribute to her own happiness. She doesn't like the house she lives in and wants a house with a garden and other amenities--she's wanted that for years. She now has the kind of money that would afford her the opportunity to do what she wants to do, but she simply will not spend the money to make it happen.
"The number of dollars you have" is a positive metric, and it's mostly quantifiable. Like all positive metrics, it's good for it to be high. But, yeah, not at the expense of the things that actually matter. Like happiness and peace of mind.
Your money should serve you, not the other way around.