Your Financial Thermostat

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 84-March 25 “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 … [Read more...]

Carmen the Waitress

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 76-March 17 “Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its value only to its scarcity.”—Samuel Butler I have been very blessed in this life with a wonderful, supportive, loving family. My two sisters are married with children, and live within two blocks of each other in Chatsworth, California. (They family joke is they used to live six blocks from each other, but they couldn’t stand the commute.) I get to be the auntie, and developed the tradition of taking the kids out for a day trip each year for their birthdays. One year, the kids and I decided we wanted to go to Disneyland, and since this was a big, … [Read more...]

Waiting

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 33 – February 2 “The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. To dig for treasures shows not only impatience and greed, but lack of faith. Patience, patience, patience, is what the sea teaches. Patience and faith. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach—waiting for a gift from the sea.”—Anne Morrow Lindbergh My ship is becalmed in still waters. No wind in the sails (or sales). A publisher has said, “Everyone loves your book! I’ll call you tomorrow.” Now a week has gone by with no call. A friend tells me, “When a woman says she’ll call you later, she means … [Read more...]