Money is a tool, not something that can bring joy or happiness.
It is needed for daily living, yes, but it in itself, does not bring anything in the form of happiness. Having money can make your life easier and provide things you wouldn't have otherwise, however, you can also be happy without money.
There are millions of people around the world who live in poverty, some of those same people are happy, yet they have very little money.
With or without money, one can be happy.