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August 2010

Eastern Wisdom and Personal Finance?

By | Advice from Julie Murphy Casserly | No Comments

You are probably thinking” What could these two subjects possibly have in common?”  Over the course of several years, I have studied Ayurveda and have incorporated this Eastern philosophy in my everyday and business life.  This Eastern Philosophy resonated with me on a whole new level and I have become more aware of how things you process emotionally can manifest into physical ailments.

Without a doubt this impacts your financial life.  The cycle of constant struggle between earn cash so you can keep spending will take its toll physically.  The stress of this cycle on our mind and body is significant and can manifest into weight gain, heart problems, and depression, to name a few.

When you’re using acquisition as a form of happiness sooner or later that happiness will fade.

What Employers Need To Know about 401(k) education

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Here’s an interesting tidbit: When the markets declined in 2000, 2001, and 2002 the most common lawsuits against employers were claims about the lack of education on 401(k) plans.  A number of companies will now have a finance professional come in to educate staff members on their 401(k) money.  From an HR perspective, this can be an added benefit you offer your employees.

Finding The Money To Fund Your Cash Flow

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Stretched to the max every month and wondering how to come up with the cash to save?  Here’s a tip on getting started.

Save that raise, or at least part of it.  Whenever your employer ups your paycheck, no matter how meager the raise, take at least half that extra amount and use it to fund your long-term, mid-term, and long-term “buckets”.  Think of it this way: Even if you only get a 2% raise, if you save half of it for five years in a row, you’ve just increased your savings level by 5%.