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The glib answer to the problem of how to help employees overcome financial stress is “Pay them more money.” Indeed, wages have stagnated, in spite of a tight labor market.

But, as a Taoist guru once said, “If you have trouble making ends meet on $3,000 a month, what makes you think you won’t have trouble at $6,000 a month?” That is, beyond paying off bills, improving one’s standard of living, and seeing to basic needs, you can be broke and still make what many would think is a great salary. (If only they could see all the bills!)

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C.J. Marwitz

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