Cruise Day

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 86-March 27 “Some people are making such thorough preparation for rainy days that they aren’t enjoying today’s sunshine.”—William Feather Going on a cruise is a wonderful experience—it’s a big adult playpen on the water. When I took my first cruise with Korey, we couldn’t believe how much fun there was to be had with the wide variety of activities. There was a casino, bingo games, nightly entertainment, karaoke, dancing, a piano bar, aerobics classes, a gym, massage, shuffle-board, skeet shooting and food galore. You only have to unpack one time and the ship carries you to different ports of call—you wake up … [Read more...]

Your Financial Thermostat

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 84-March 26 “The real tragedy of life is not that it’s one damn thing after another—but it’s the same damn thing, over and over.”—Unknown Have you ever felt that, no matter what you did, you couldn’t rise above a certain amount of spendable income? That those extra fun frills in life you long for are always just out of reach, even when you get the raise, or the insurance settlement, or the inheritance? Like a broken thermostat, the financial setting has gotten stuck on an amount of money that you subconsciously believe is the best you can allow yourself. You’re stuck at just enough to get by, just as the … [Read more...]

The Balance Sheet

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 83-March 25 “All my available funds are completely tied up in ready cash.”—W.C. Fields The Balance Sheet. This is one of those important financial statements that bankers and accountants love. We need to love it too, because it is a snapshot of how we are doing financially at any one moment in time. It is basically just a list of the value of all the things you own, balanced against the money you owe to other people. This is its basic construction: Assets (All the stuff you own) Cash in bank accounts Other cash Stocks and bonds Real estate Automobile Furniture Art, Jewelry, etc. Total … [Read more...]

“Getting By” Money vs. “Above and Beyond” Money

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 85-March 26 “The road to success is marked with many tempting parking spaces.”—Executive Speechwriter Newsletter Many people get caught in the trap of making just enough money to “get by.” They work to pay their current bills, and once those are satisfied, they relax and coast until the first of the next month, when they start the process all over again. It is a basic money habit pattern. Working frantically to get the bills paid and then coasting will not get you to the pinnacle of success you deserve. No one ever coasted uphill. A smart and savvy entrepreneur, Yvonne came to my workshop several years ago. … [Read more...]

The Black Limo vs. the Volkswagen

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 82-March 23 “The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.”—Michelangelo Annie, my artist friend, had found the Black Limo and gotten in. She was selling paintings to people, even selling a series of paintings to a company for their corporate offices. She arranged for a one-woman show of her work to be scheduled at an art gallery, and had interest from other galleries as well. She was an artist on the move! I hadn’t seen her in a few months, when I called to chat. She was in the middle of a big painting project. But not painting her … [Read more...]