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 has created Sound Financial Decisions ™ powered by MoneyCapsules®, to help guide business owners through the complexities of succession planning.

Jaimie writes “Smart Succession”, a monthly column in Music Inc., and also writes a bimonthly column for Canadian Music Trades magazine. He has spoken at NAMM U Idea Center, and at Yamah’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.

As President of BH Wealth Management, Jaimie also helps his clients implement investment and insurance solutions which are aligned to their personal values. Visit to learn more.

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