What’s the point of all of this?

If you’ve followed my writings for a while, you may have noticed my slant on financial planning is less about money and more about a rewarding and satisfying life. Money is a necessary part of life, but not the purpose of it.

Sometimes we get so focused on earning money, that we forget what that money is for. Here’s an old tale that always brings me back to reality when it’s easy to miss the forest for the trees.

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How much is your life worth? Part II

(This is part 3 of a series.  You can find part I here.)

In my previous post I suggested that the hourly wage your employer trades for your life is worth far less than you think.  In this post I’m going to help you get a better handle on what that number really is. To correctly estimate how much you’re worth per hour, you need to first calculate how much time you spend doing things for work that you don’t enjoy or wouldn’t do if you didn’t have to.

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Make Money and Have Fun With Social Networking

Here is a brief introduction of the social media sites that will begin answering some of the questions I received about social media marketing after I was quoted in several news articles about Facebook, Twitter and Linked In.

If you’ve considered using Facebook to promote your financial planning practice, or any business for that matter, check out Kristen Luke‘s article The Three Best Ways to Market Your Business Using Facebook. I was fortunate to be quoted in her most recent article which is about which type of Facebook profile you should create.

Let me begin by addressing the many who may be reluctant to try social media.

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