Flexibility

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 111-April 21 “Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.”—Woody Allen The Rabbi said to my friend, Shelley, “You shouldn’t work so hard. You should be dating, meet a nice man, get married.” Shelley is happily single and works hard because she wants to. A trifle annoyed at him for “shoulding” on her, she looked at him thoughtfully and inquired, “Are you offering to fix me up with someone?” “Oh, well, I don’t know,” he replied, “What kind of a man are you looking for?” Shelley answered, “He has to be 5’8,” make $200,000 a year, and he has to be Jewish.” The Rabbi laughed. … [Read more...]

Sometimes It Helps to Know a Big Fish

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 109-April 19 “A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back again when it begins to rain.”—Robert Frost Sometimes, when you’re a little fish, you can get what you need by enlisting the support and help of a big fish. After I graduated from college and got a job, I qualified to get my first credit card, a Bankamericard. (Those were the dark ages, before credit card companies found out how lucrative it was to give credit cards to students.) I used the card intermittently, and always made my payments on time. I had an excellent credit record. When I got married … [Read more...]

Credit Cards and Spirituality

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 108-April 18 “When I was born, I owed twelve dollars.”—George S. Kaufman “Introductory offer—3.9 percent interest rate!” screams the envelope. It’s another credit card solicitation. I add it to the pile I’ve been collecting, muffling the yell of the last offer of 5.9 percent. I must have forty of them now. It’s always interesting in my class when we start talking about credit card interest rates. People clamor to find out which credit card has the best terms. Should they switch their balances to a new card every time they get a new, lower offer? How can they make sure they notice when the interest … [Read more...]

Providence Moves, Too!

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 105-April 15 “The moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves, too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never have otherwise occurred.”—Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Years ago, when I was working as the office manager for a small company, I wanted to buy a house with my fiancé. We didn’t have any money saved for a down payment, and we didn’t know how we could do it, but we set the goal anyway. Right after that, the company I worked for sponsored a class called Hypmovation—it was a combination of self-hypnosis and motivation. The goal-getting idea I got from them was to write a … [Read more...]

Hawaiian Shirts

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 104-April 14 “A person will be called to account on Judgment Day for every permissible thing he might have enjoyed but did not.”—The Talmud Financial stress reduction is as much about being relaxed and happy as it is about making a lot of money. Ideally, you want to be making more money and having more fun on a daily basis. Lack of either one creates stress and unhappiness. A wealthy young stockbroker named Max, who had inherited money, took my financial workshop several years ago. Tense and unhappy when I talked with him on the phone, he seemed hesitant about attending the workshop, but agreed to … [Read more...]