What defines financial success? There are many answers to that question. Ideally, one would achieve a balance between realizing their purpose and being a top earner all while mastering a work-life balance. After all, if you make lots of money but doing so takes up all your time, in the end, you're losing. Remember time is money. Some would say time is more valuable than money. It is a delicate balance.
I was curious about what cities in New Jersey were deemed the most financially successful, without selling their souls to the man to make it happen. Here are the top 10 New Jersey cities based on median income and hours worked.
Population 12K with a median income of $155K
Population 8K with a median income of $170K
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Population 8K with a median income of $190K
Population 15K with a median income of $122K
Population 11K with a median income of $105K
Population 6K with a median income of $138K
Population 5K with a median income of $140K
Population 7K with a median income of $195K
Population 9K with a median income of $145K
Population 6K with a median income of $140K
Fair Haven and Chatham have seemed to find the secret sauce to being driven and financially successful yet still enjoying a work-life balance. It is not all about money, but come on, it helps. The trick is to find a common need and fill it by charging a premium price for your expertise. Then, knowing when to check out and recharge.
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