Risk: Gambling

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 62 - March 3 “Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills.”—Minna Antrim “Do you ever gamble, Fred?” the player in seat two asked the dealer, a handsome black man with a bright smile. “Oh, noooo!” he exclaimed, shaking his head with a grin as he shuffled the cards. “I go to Gambler’s Anonymous three times a week. I lost $85,000 in one year, the house, and the wife. I don’t gamble any more.” Whenever I read an article or watch a television program about gambling, it is usually filled with stories like the one above. There are many of them. So why is gambling a $500 billion … [Read more...]

Spree Money

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 61 - March 2 “If you gave up your morning coffee for a year, you could make an extra mortgage payment. But man, you’d be grumpy.”—Citibank advertisement Every so often, I read about someone who lived a penurious life, saving every nickel, never allowing themselves the slightest luxury. The cleaning woman who worked every day of her life, never took a vacation or bought a fancy dress, died and left a fortune of $10 million to a college that she hadn’t even attended. The “millionaire next door” who lived in a modest house, wore modest clothes, and left a $35 million fortune to her heirs. The relatives of … [Read more...]

High Budget Is Lifting Me Higher

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 60 - March 1 “With money in your pocket, you are wise, and you are handsome, and you sing well, too.”—Jewish Proverb The class had just completed their Low, Medium, and High Budgets, their homework assignment for the week. Diane raised her hand, exclaiming, “Low Budget was easy for me—I’m used to trying to reduce spending and save money. But I just didn’t understand how to do High Budget, or what its purpose is.” “You have to have a reason to make the money, otherwise you won’t make the money,” I told her. “If you don’t have a goal or a plan for spending additional money, you won’t bother to do what … [Read more...]

Having Fun on Low Budget

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 59 - February 28 “There were times my pants were so thin I could sit on a dime and tell if it were heads or tails.”—Spencer Tracy If this is a month you have chosen to be on “Low Budget,” remember that it is just for now, not forever. Make it a game! Your goal each day is to spend as little as possible. How can you have a great time without spending money? You can get the whole family involved—have a prize for the best idea. Here are some suggestions to get you started: Go shopping in your closet. Create new outfits from all the assorted shirts, skirts, pants, scarves, shoes, belts, and jewelry. … [Read more...]

Campbell Cash

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 58 - February 27 “Just as a sunbeam can’t separate itself from the sun and a wave can’t separate itself from the ocean, we can’t separate ourselves from one another. We are all part of a vast sea of love; one indivisible divine mind.”—Marianne Williamson I invented “Campbell Cash” for my workshops, in order to play a game like the one the cruise line’s “Ship Shape” dollars. I had pretty green coffee mugs made to use as a prize, with dollar signs, hearts, and prosperity affirmations on them. I was excited about putting this game into practice at my next workshop. At the first session of the eight-week … [Read more...]