Save Your Singles

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 240-August 28 “Penny and penny, laid up will be many.”—Anonymous Many people have saved extra money just by saving their loose change at the end of the day. Over time, all that change mounts up and can added to savings accounts, vacation spending, holiday gifts, etc. Suzanne Miller, who creates wonderful designer jewelry, started saving dollar bills instead of change. At the end of each day, she just took all the singles out of her wallet and put them away in a cookie jar in her closet. It became a habit, and she never missed the money. Her business was booming. She hired people to help her and added … [Read more...]

Retirement Planning

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 239-August 27 “It isn’t necessary to be rich and famous to be happy. It’s only necessary to be rich.”—Alan Alda She was fifty-five years old and worked on an assembly line for a major corporation. It was time to retire, she told Dianne, the certified financial planner. Other people she knew didn’t have much money and were retiring, and she felt she should, too. “How much money do you have in your 401K plan?” the financial planner asked. “Around $20,000,” she replied. “And do you have additional savings?” “No.” “Investments in real estate?” “No.” “Alimony? Expectation of inheritance? … [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...]

Fantasies

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 235-August 23 “Turning it over in your mind won’t plow the field.”—Irish Proverb In response to fans’ complaints about plot developments on the television show La Femme Nikita, the producer said, “They should get a life.” The fans swarmed like angry bees on the Internet web sites devoted to the series, in response to his statement. I chuckled over the following message board post: Fan #1: “This girl will get a life when she’s darn good and ready to!” Fan #2: “Life? We don’t need no stinkin’ life!” Fan #3: “I have a life. What I want is a good fantasy!” Fantasies are fun. We all indulge in … [Read more...]

Creating Your Life

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 234-August 22 “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”—Andre Gide No one who has ever written a story, painted a picture or improvised music will tell you that it came out exactly as envisioned before the moment of creation. Our lives are like paintings that take on a different energy with a single unplanned brush stroke; colors merge and blend, the eyes see form beneath the paint, the arm arcs with power, and a surprising new line is drawn. Novelists speak of their characters as having a life of their own; they whisper to them in dreams in the night, and … [Read more...]