After the Vote, the Healing Begins

I’m so shocked, sad and disappointed. Along with millions of Democrats, I hoped Hillary Clinton would win the presidency. We watched the polls at 538.com and saw overwhelming numbers that said she would win. She might even win by a landside! But she lost. No, no, no, no, my friends cried to each other on Facebook. How can this be happening?! Why? Because there were too many people in America who felt forgotten, whose jobs had disappeared, whose values they thought were being ignored, whose health insurance got too expensive, who were tired of the political elite who didn’t seem to have their interests at heart. And after eight years of one party in charge, with rare exceptions, it always flips to the other side. I knew it would be … [Read more...]

The Benjamin Franklin Close

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 312-November 8 “Much ingenuity with a little money is vastly more profitable and amusing than much money without ingenuity.”—Arnold Bennett When I can’t decide whether or not to do something, I use a sales technique called “The Benjamin Franklin Close.” (I don’t know why it’s called that.) I take a piece of paper, draw a line vertically down the middle of it, and label the left hand column “Pro” and the right hand column “Con.” I write down all the reasons I can think of for taking the action in the left column, then all the reasons for not doing it in the right. By the time I am finished, it is clear … [Read more...]