Money and the Meaning of Life

facebooktwitterlinkedinby featherI loved  reading Jacob Needleman’s meaning of life book.

For anyone that wants to add more “life”   into their financial planning conversation, this book is a must read.

If for no other reasons, the questions Dr. Needleman  raises are wonderful.

What can we give?

What are we meant to give?

What, exactly, is our attitude toward money, and how did it originate?

How deeply is our sense of self-identity bound up with our emotions about money?

What is real wealth?

I have to include this wonderful quote.

“Personal gain is not excluded from a spiritual life. On the contrary, one gains something in order to give.
This is the essence, not only of human life, but of existence itself.”

When I send personal life event cards to my clients, I always include the following:

Wishing you- Physical- Spiritual- and Financial health.

This simple triad says it all.

In health,




Written by Jaimie Blackman

Jaimie Blackman

Jaimie Blackman — a former music educator & retailer— is a Certified Wealth Strategist & Succession Planner. Jaimie helps business owners maximize the value of their company through education & coaching. He is a frequent speaker at the National Association of Music Merchants, (NAMM) Idea Center and has spoken at Yamaha’s succession advantage.

As a financial literacy educator he has taught at New York University and has lectured at the 92nd Street Y, Marymount Manhattan College and CUNY.

His column is published in The Music & Sound Retailer and contributes to NAMM U online, as well as other industry trade magazines.

Jaimie is CEO of Jaimie Blackman & Company, President of BH Wealth Management, and Creator of MoneyCapsules® and the Sound of Money®.

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