The Circle of Abundance

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 245-September 2 “Money is like manure—it’s not worth anything unless you spread it around!”—Dolly Levi in The Matchmaker, by Thornton Wilder Money is a circle of abundance that is constantly flowing, creating ripples of prosperity just as a stone creates ripples when dropped in a lake. With any purchase, you can easily follow the ripples if you look. For example, if you buy a car, you have created prosperity for many people in an endless chain. First, the salesperson who sold you the car gets a commission, as does the dealership. The manufacturer also is enriched by the transaction. Most people are … [Read more...]

The Doctor’s Accounting

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 244-September 1 “Did you ever hear of a kid playing accountant—even if he wanted to be one?”—Jackie Mason The distinguished doctor I met at a party asked me what I did for a living. “I own a bookkeeping service,” I replied. He immediately started bragging how he saved $600 a month by firing his accountant and doing the bookkeeping himself. “Really?” I asked. “How long does it take you to do it?” “It takes me about six hours,” he replied. I asked, “And how many hours do you work as a doctor?” He replied, “Oh, I work a full office schedule—about 35 hours a week.” “I would imagine that you make … [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...]