Son of Jaws

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 243-August 31 “A pessimist, confronted with two bad choices, chooses both.”—Jewish Proverb “Trouble, my friend, you got trouble. That begins with a ‘T’ and that rhymes with ‘P’ and that stands for…prospect,” I thought to myself, paraphrasing the words and music from The Music Man. I watched the prospective client pace in front of me as he ranted and raved about his last bookkeeper. He complained vociferously about what a bad accounting job had been done and told how he had fired the bookkeeper and was looking for a new one. He hoped I would be better. Alarm bells were clanging in my head. I asked him … [Read more...]

Penny Wise, Pound Foolish

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 241-August 29 “It was said of old Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, that she never put dots over her ‘i’s to save ink.”—Horace Walpole One of my dream vacations was to go on a Mediterranean cruise. I had always had an interest in archaeology, having read about Howard Carter’s discovery of King Tut’s tomb and Henreich Schliemann’s excavation of Troy. (I even thought seriously about pursuing it as a career until I realized that these men spent a lot of years digging in the dirt without finding anything before their major discoveries. I really just wanted to show up on the day they hit pay dirt and see all … [Read more...]

The Lessons of The Richest Man in Babylon

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 238-August 26 “Albert Einstein, when asked what he considered the most powerful force in the Universe, answered: ‘Compound interest!’”—Mignon McLaughlin George Clason wrote a wonderful little book entitled The Richest Man in Babylon. It is the story of a group of trades people in ancient times in the city of Babylon. The butcher, the blacksmith, the shopkeeper, and others are talking together about money. They marvel how one of them became the richest man in town, when he started out as just the potter down the street from them. How did he do it? they wonder. They are all still struggling day to day to … [Read more...]

Making Money While You Sleep

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 237-August 25 “Each of us has the choice—we must make money work for us, or we must work for money.”—Conrad Leslie A doctor and his wife who had heard me speak flew me to Oklahoma to speak to their staff on customer service. It was a nice group of about fifteen people, and we had a great meeting over dinner as I coached them on Office Etiquette. After dinner, Dr. John, his wife, Mary, and I sat quietly discussing money and business. He told me that one night, he was lying awake in bed and thought, “I make a lot of money working as a cosmetic surgeon, but if I don’t show up for work, I don’t make … [Read more...]

The Real Black Limo

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 236-August 24 “Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be fish.”—Ovid The Black Limo Fantasy actually came true for me once. A friend of my sister’s worked for a market research company, and was looking for women to test Dove soap. My sister, Jane, called me one afternoon to invite me down to their office for an interview, so, on a lark, I went. A friendly woman interviewed us, one by one, on videotape. A week later, I got a call from the marketing company telling me that they had selected a group of women to do a seven-day trial use … [Read more...]