The Optimism Insurance Policy

246-September 3 “How many joys are crushed under foot because people look up at the sky and disregard what is at their feet?”—Catharina Elisabetha Goethe Al the accountant bought a lottery ticket for himself every week. He said that it was his optimism insurance policy. Each week when he bought his ticket, he had fun thinking that he could win the lottery and become a millionaire. He smiled and spoke of how it much fun it was to think about having something wonderful like that happen. It kept him in a happy frame of mind all week. When the day of the drawing arrived, he would look at his ticket and think, “Today could be my lucky day!” If he didn’t win, he would immediately buy another ticket: “Maybe next time!” He always kept his … [Read more...]

The Circle of Abundance

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 conscious of this much sometime during the transaction. But the ripples continue: Your purchase of the car sends money into the … [Read more...]

Son of Jaws

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 10 Minutes a Day to a Wealthy Spirit – Daily Facebook Live videos Join the new Facebook private group “The Wealthy Spirit Group” today! https://pages.e2ma.net/pages/1796298/23458 243-August 31 “A pessimist, confronted with two bad choices, chooses both.”—Jewish Proverb “Trouble, my friend, you got trouble. That begins with a ‘T’ and that rhymes with ‘P’ and that stands for…prospect,” I thought to myself, paraphrasing the words and music from "The Music Man". I watched the prospective client pace in front of me as he ranted and raved about his last bookkeeper. He complained vociferously about … [Read more...]

Integrity

242-August 30 “The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one.”—Russell Lynes It is a universal principle of money that whatever money you obtain dishonestly, by lying, cheating, swindling, or in any way taking money that isn’t rightfully yours, will be taken back from you tenfold. At least. The reverse is also true. Whatever money you gain by serving others with love and joy, will be given back to you tenfold. Wealth, riches, joy and abundance, pressed down, overflowing. It doesn’t always appear that this is so. Resentful people are often fond of pointing out rich people with ill-gotten gains that seem to have come from deceptive practices, … [Read more...]

Retirement Planning

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? Other sources of income?” “No.” The financial planner shook her head sadly, and explained that $20,000 wasn’t going to be … [Read more...]