Financial Strategies

Swimming Through the Challenging Waters of Financial Planning

Posted by Johnson Financial Strategies

In 1837, Captain Matthew Webb left his job as a steamship captain and trained for two years to attempt to swim the English Channel. The first time he attempted to swim the channel he was forced to turn back due to strong winds and the poor condition of the sea. The second attempt was filled with perils as well including jellyfish stings and strong currents forcing his route to zig zag and keeping him from reaching the shore for five hours, but eventually Webb’s second attempt was successful, finishing the 39-mile swim in just under twenty-two hours. In Webb’s hometown stands a monument in his memory with the words “Nothing great is easy.”

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Financial Wellness at Work

Posted by Johnson Financial Strategies

The workplace climate has greatly changed in favor of employees in past years and companies are becoming more competitive with one another by trying to offer the best perks and attract the best talent. Some office perks are becoming quite creative including a more casual environment where pets are welcome, free meals, massage rooms and more. Many companies though have realized that these fun perks alone are not enough to keep employees in the long run and are making an investment in their employees’ financial wellness.

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