Expand Your Income Horizons

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 130-May 10 “Every morning I get up and look through Forbes’ list of the richest people in America. If I’m not there, I go to work.”—Robert Orben Many years later, I had the opportunity to return the favor to my friend, Gaye, who had helped me define the underlying values that were important to me in my work. She had owned her own business for several years, doing advertising specialties out of her home. She arranged for companies to have gift items printed with their logos on them. It was a nice little business, but emphasis on the “little” nature of her business kept her from realizing most of her … [Read more...]

Low Budget Blues

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 140-May 20 “More than ever before, Americans are suffering from back problems: Back taxes, back rent, back auto payments.”—Robert Orben Low Budget is a useful tool for occasional use. But too often I see people with the Low Budget Blues. They’ve gotten into the habit of Low Budget. They think poor: Tighten the belt, do without, never buy new, can’t afford it, shop at garage sales, eat cheap, sleep cheap, think cheap. It’s great to be able to do this during a recession, a cash flow problem, between jobs, after a loss, or to save additional money for a large purchase. But too often people buy into Low … [Read more...]

Create What You Want—And on Budget, Too!

Poker on cruise shipUpdated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 138-May 18 “Our Accounting Department is the office that has the little red box on the wall saying ‘In case of emergency break glass.’ And inside are two tickets to Brazil.”—Robert Orben As I work with people to help them reduce their financial stress, I look at the choices they’ve made that put them in a financial position that isn’t viable. One of the problems that seems endemic is the mental habit of considering only two options before making a decision. When I question people’s choices in spending, they always have an answer of the other choice they considered that was worse: “I … [Read more...]

Expand Your Income Horizons

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 130-May 10 “Every morning I get up and look through Forbes’ list of the richest people in America. If I’m not there, I go to work.”—Robert Orben Many years later, I had the opportunity to return the favor to my friend, Gaye, who had helped me define the underlying values that were important to me in my work. She had owned her own business for several years, doing advertising specialties out of her home. She arranged for companies to have gift items printed with their logos on them. It was a nice little business, but emphasis on the “little” nature of her business kept her from realizing most of her … [Read more...]