This Thanksgiving and beyond, here are 3 ways practicing gratitude helps your financial well-being

Greed and fear are two states of mind sometimes associated with making money, investment decisions and wealth building strategies.

This Thanksgiving, try gratitude instead.

There is a link between gratitude and greater account balances, greater investment portfolios and greater satisfaction over spending decisions, according to financial advisers who have witnessed how money and emotions mix.

“By practicing gratitude, we can overcome the urge to spend on possessions that won’t increase our happiness and focus on areas like spending quality time with family and friends,” said James Vermillion of Vermillion Private Wealth in Lexington, Ky.