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Ultimately, it comes down to a balancing act. "The most important decision is how to balance current spending with future savings, or living a good life now versus saving for a great life in the future," says Loveall. Both he and Alfonso advise clients to save at least 10% of their annual income. Rick Kahler, president of the Kahler Financial Group in Rapid City, S.D., would double that to 20% or more "until you have six months to one year of living expenses for an emergency fund." In addition to creating an emergency fund, Kahler, co-author of "Wired for Wealth," advocates opening a separate savings account for purchases of future cars, car repairs, vacations and Christmas gifts. The rest of your income can be spent on current consumption. "For most people, this means living on 30 to 60 cents out of every gross dollar you earn," he says. Saving can be an easily accomplished, automated process when signing up to contribute to a workplace retirement plan such as a 401(k).
Fisher ... taught me this essential business paradox: when [link] you want something from someone, give them something instead, with no strings attached or expectations. Ask how you can be of service. Act like a true friend, even before youve established a friendship. Are you guaranteed to be able to leverage this later? Absolutely not. But thats not the point the point is that when you act unselfishly when you behave as you would to a great friend trustworthy and trusting, respectful and kind then more often than not, good things will come in the relationship." Source: LinkedIn 'Follow Your Instincts' --Michael Moritz, Chairman of Sequoia Capital "'Follow your instincts' was the terse, three-word suggestion I received 25 years ago from Don Valentine, founder of Sequoia Capital.