The Ballad of Love and Money

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction”116- April 26 “In the kingdom of hope there is no winter.”—Russian Proverb Once upon a time in the Land of Milk and Honey, Love and Money lived together in peace and harmony, spreading joy and riches everywhere they went. Everyone in the country was rich, inside and out. Happiness shone on their faces and they praised God for their good fortune. In the natural order of things, Love and Money had many children: Kindness, Beauty, Appreciation, Generosity, Creativity, Grace, and Focus. They, too, bestowed their gifts on the people, who treasured them in return. The evil Witch of Lack and Lamentation hated … [Read more...]

Your Money

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 115-April 25 “What is not yours always chirps for its master.”—Spanish Proverb Your money is Your Money. You can’t lose money that’s yours and you can’t get money that isn’t yours. It might appear that you can. Someone breaks into your house and steals your jewelry, your stereo, television, and other things you bought and paid for. It certainly looks like you’ve lost money that’s yours. And it definitely looks like the thief got money and items that weren’t his. But that is only in the short term. If you take a longer view, you will find that you always replace the stolen items. Maybe you had … [Read more...]

Angels in Disguise

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 69 - March 10 “The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it.”—Chinese Proverb It was a beautiful Saturday morning at the L.A. Times’ Festival of Books, held on campus at U.C.L.A. It was fun to roam among the books and booksellers and hear some authors speak of their experiences writing and publishing. At one panel, Chris Bohjalian, author of Midwives, a national bestseller, was asked if he had ever taken any writing courses. He laughed, and said no, but it wasn’t through lack of trying. He had once applied for acceptance into a writing program and had sent in samples of … [Read more...]

Jury Duty

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 63 - March 4 “Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many…not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”—Charles Dickens In Los Angeles, they recently changed the requirements for jury duty so that if called, you only had to serve for one day or one trial. As a single, self-employed person, I had always been excused from jury duty because it would cause a financial hardship. But this new system made it possible for me to participate. Rather than regarding it as an onerous duty, I rather looked forward to the new adventure. It made me think about our system of government and … [Read more...]

Risk: Gambling

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 62 - March 3 “Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills.”—Minna Antrim “Do you ever gamble, Fred?” the player in seat two asked the dealer, a handsome black man with a bright smile. “Oh, noooo!” he exclaimed, shaking his head with a grin as he shuffled the cards. “I go to Gambler’s Anonymous three times a week. I lost $85,000 in one year, the house, and the wife. I don’t gamble any more.” Whenever I read an article or watch a television program about gambling, it is usually filled with stories like the one above. There are many of them. So why is gambling a $500 billion … [Read more...]