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The Prosperity Game - Day 32

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  Today is day 2 in New Hampshire and the last day for my husband Jeremy's and my stay in Sunset Hill House Inn. Today we will visit the Capitol, the zoo, the park and as many site seeing places we can to take in all of New Hampshire we can. At the end of the day we will donate all of our clothes to a charity nearby except for one outfit and one set of pajamas because tomorrow we have something fun planned! I doubt we will spend more than $3,000 on all of our activities, food, lodging, etc... With the remaining $29,000 we will buy $15,000 in savings bonds for retirement and spend the other $14,000 will be spent funding people's dreams on Kickstarter !!! As of today, Jeremy and I still have $114,250 in Savings Bonds toward our retirement! Want to know how to play the Prosperity Game yourself? Check it out HERE Thank you for the money constantly coming to me quickly and easily. In my daily life I am attracting abundance. I am a money magnet. I always have en

The Prosperity Game - Day 31

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  Today we are New Hampshire bound!!! My husband Jeremy and I have $31,000 to spend today and almost 3 hours of driving ahead of us. We will be staying in Sunset Hill House Inn for a couple of nights at $299 a night. I think today we'll do things like visit Loon Mountain, take a Gondola Ride at Loon Mountain, visit  McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center and head to the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom to take in a show. I doubt we will spend more than $3,000 on all of our activities, food, lodging, etc... With the remaining $28,000 we will buy $14,000 in savings bonds for retirement and spend the other $14,000 will be spent funding people's dreams on Kickstarter !!! As of today, Jeremy and I still have $99,250 in Savings Bonds toward our retirement! Want to know how to play the Prosperity Game yourself? Check it out HERE Thank you for the money constantly coming to me quickly and easily. In my daily life I am attracting abundance. I am a money magnet. I always have enoug

What if Money Were No Object

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  There is a video circulating online that I saw a while back that basically makes you take a hard look at your life and ask the question "What would you like to do if money were no object?" The video is narrated by Alan Watts. The one line that really hit me hard from the video was this: "Better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing than a long life spent in a miserable way." - Alan Watts. Below is the video (for a full transcript of this video click HERE ). Watch it and tell me what you think in the comments section!

The Prosperity Game - Day 30

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  Today for the Prosperity Game my husband Jeremy and I are going to make like college students and see just how many of the things on the list 101 Things to do before you graduate UVM we can accomplish before the end of the day. See the full photo HERE . I suspect we will only spend about $4,000 on on dinner, breakfast, lunch, site seeing, souvenirs, hotel and gas today in Vermont. So, what to do with the other $26,000?!? We'll buy $13,000 in savings bonds for retirement and the other $13,000 will be spent funding people's dreams on Kickstarter !!! As of today, Jeremy and I still have $85,250 in Savings Bonds toward our retirement! Want to know how to play the Prosperity Game yourself? Check it out HERE Thank you for the money constantly coming to me quickly and easily. In my daily life I am attracting abundance. I am a money magnet. I always have enough and am always attracting positivity and exciting adventures. I can afford to travel and do all the things I wa

Stay Up Even When Others Are Down

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  If you are not familiar with Jon Gordon , you totally should be! " He is the author of The Wall Street Journal bestseller The Energy Bus , The No Complaining Rule , Training Camp , The Shark and The Goldfish , Soup , The Seed and his latest The Positive Dog ." The best way I can describe him is that he is an advocate for good feelings, positive energy, positive thoughts and ways to live the best life possible regardless of the situation you are in right now. Today I saw his post 5 Ways to Stay Positive When Others Are Not and it really spoke to me. The best thing he said in this post in my opinion was "Your Positive Energy Must Be Greater than All of the Negativity ". In our daily lives we will come into contact with many people and with that many emotions. If we were to let ourselves get drawn into the emotions of others then we could subject ourselves to being on an emotional roller coaster with ups and downs and be left feeling dizzy or worse. No mat

The Prosperity Game - Day 29

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Today we have $29,000 from the Bank of the Universe. Thank you for this money! Today is our last day in New York as we are heading to Vermont! Driving time will be about 6 hours so we will only be staying in New York until about noon so that we can get to Vermont before it gets too late. We will only be spending $4,000 on dinner, breakfast, lunch, site seeing, souveneirs and gas today- oh and our hotel stay in Vermont but the other $25,000 is going to something very special. What you ask? We're going to give $25,000 to Metropolitan Ministries in Tampa, Florida!   Why so much? Because they don't just feed the homeless, they help them work towards self sufficiency and end homelessness!! Why Tampa? Because that is where we live and we have to start somewhere in hopes that our donation will spread like wildfire! As of today, Jeremy and I still have $72,250 in Savings Bonds toward our retirement! Want to know how to play the Prosperity Game yourself? Check it out HERE

The Prosperity Game - Day 28

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  Today we have $28,000 from the Bank of the Universe. We are going to get crazy and stay in The Towers of the Waldorf Astoria New York. Considering we have money coming to us so quickly and easily with no end in sight we might as well splurge a little. The stay along with parking and internet connection for a fancy shmancy suite will run us about $3,000 for the night. We'll set aside $1,000 for dinner tonight. That still leaves us with $24,000!!! So, we're going to buy a tux and a ball gown for our meal. Take in another Broadway Show. I'm thinking this time we'll take in Chicago ! I loved the movie and have always wanted to watch the Broadway version!!! We'll do a matinee performance at 2:30 p.m. so that we have plenty of time to get all dolled up for dinner at 8 p.m. I might even get my makeup and hair did this time- you know what? I WILL! Premium seating for our matinee will run us about $250. We'll most likely spend $2,500 on the tux, dress, shoes,

The Prosperity Game - Day 27

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The Famous Ashley Grant with her fiance on January 1, 2006 Today we have $27,000 from the Bank of the Universe. We are waking up just in time to check out of our hotel in Hershey, Pennsylvania and getting ready to hit the road for the 4 hour drive to New York! I think we will go directly to the hotel where my husband proposed to me in 2006. He proposed when the ball dropped in NYC on January 1, 2006 =) The Millennium Broadway Hotel is located at the heart of Times Square and I think staying here will be perfect! We will stay in the Superior 1 King Bed suite and for two nights that is about $705. I believe this fee included parking so we will leave our vehicle at the hotel and just walk and take cabs. We will probably just grab lunch from a street vendor when we arrive and then head to Roxy Delicatessen for a slice of cheesecake just like we did the week we got engaged! Then, we will site see and wander around taking goofy photos. We will buy some tickets to see a Broadwa

The Prosperity Game - Day 26

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  Today we have $26,000 from the Bank of the Universe. Jeremy and I are here in Hershey, Pennsylvania for our last day before heading the 4 hours up to New York for our next adventure tomorrow morning! We will have a delicious breakfast and then head out to the Hershey Links for a round of golf. After 18 holes we'll head to our spa appointments at The Chocolate Spa . I've wanted to have treatments here ever since seeing the spa profiled on the Travel Channel several years ago! We will indulge in the "ultimate chocolate-themed day spa package"! 5 hours for $548 and it includes all of this: -Whipped Cocoa Bath -Chocolate Sugar Scrub -Chocolate Fondue Wrap -Cocoa Massage -Cocoa Facial Experience -Lunch in Oasis -Chocolate Martini Then, it will totally be nap time! Around 8 or 9 we will make our way to The Forebay in the resort for dinner. Once again we will buy meals and a drink for everyone in the restaurant. After all of this I suspect we will have s

The Prosperity Game - Day 25

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  Today we have $25,000 from the Bank of the Universe. Jeremy and I are in Pennsylvania for one more day to visit Hershey! We will stay in Hershey Lodge for two nights! We plan to spend today at Hersheypark and we will visit Hershey's Chocolate World for the FREE Chocolate Tour ride. While there we will buy $1,000 worth of chocolate and just hand it out to kids until we run out. Come dinner time we will make our way back to Hershey Lodge to get ready for dinner at Hershey Grill which is located in the lodge. With the $1,000 in chocolate, all of today's festivities and the two nights stay we will spend around $5,000 and have $20,000 left over to spend before midnight. With the remaining funds we will buy $10,000 in savings bonds for our retirement and then other $10,000 will be donated to the American Cancer Society Now, Jeremy and I have $34,000 in Savings Bonds toward our retirement!  Want to know how to play the Prosperity Game yourself? Check it out HERE

The Prosperity Game - Day 24

Today we have $24,000 from the Bank of the Universe. Jeremy and I are in Pennsylvania for day 2 of fun here. Today we will go hang gliding! We will visit Hyner View which is one of the state's most popular hang gliding sites. After we will have a fabulous lunch and then make our way back to our hotel for some massages and relaxation. After we will head back to our room and take a glorious bubble bath and get dressed. We will go to the movies and catch a flick before heading to dinner where we will cover a meal and a drink for every person in the restaurant at the moment. We will also spend some of the money on another night's hotel stay. After spending about $12,000 on all of that we will have about $12,000 so we will purchase another bit of Savings Bonds! Now, Jeremy and I have $24,000 in Savings Bonds toward our retirement!  Want to know how to play the Prosperity Game yourself? Check it out HERE Thank you for the money constantly coming to me quickly and easily.

The Prosperity Game - Day 23

Today we have $23,000 from the Bank of the Universe. We've spent some time in Ohio and next up is Pennsylvania. It will take 6 hours to drive there from here. So, we'll have a nice big breakfast with family and then around noon make our way to Pennsylvania. We'll stay in a nice hotel and have a big fancy dinner. We'll spend about $2,000 today on breakfast, lunch, dinner, gas and tonight's hotel. With the other $21,000 we will send $7,000 to my sister, $7,000 to Jeremy's sister and the final $7,000 will be spent on another Savings Bond via the US Treasury. Now, Jeremy and I have $12,000 in Savings Bonds toward our retirement! Thank you for the money constantly coming to me quickly and easily. In my daily life I am attracting abundance. I am a money magnet. I always have enough and am always attracting positivity and exciting adventures. I can afford to travel and do all the things I want to do daily. Want to know how to play the Prosperity Game yourself? Ch

The Prosperity Game - Day 22

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Today we have $22,000 from the Bank of the Universe. We've given money to all three of my grandmothers and we spent lots of money on dinner and lunch and presents. With today's money we are Ohio bound to see my husband's aunt. We will use about $2,000 on gas, food, site seeing in Ohio and all that jazz. We will then give $15,000 to my husband's aunt to do with whatever she likes. With the other $5,000 we will buy a Savings Bond via the US Treasury. The rule was to spend all the money so we will buy the bond and be able to use it in 12 months!   Want to know how to play the Prosperity Game yourself? Check it out HERE

The Prosperity Game - Day 21

Today we will see my Granny Betty. I plan to give her $15,000 too! I want to treat each of my grandmother’s equally. With the other $6,000 I will buy stuff for all of my nieces and nephews and cousins. My husband and I will then stay the night with my Granny Betty.   Want to know how to play the Prosperity Game yourself? Check it out HERE

The Prosperity Game - Day 20

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We stayed in Kentucky last night with my Granny Pat. Today we will do some site seeing in the area. We will do dinner tonight. It’s Saturday after all. We will invite ALL of my family out to a huge gathering at a restaurant and I’ll reserve $5,000 for that. After dinner we will head up to see my Mamaw Rader. I’ll apply the $15,000 to her nursing home bills and we will head back to Granny Pat’s to sleep again before heading to Granny Betty’s tomorrow. Want to know how to play the Prosperity Game yourself? Check it out HERE

I WILL Attend #BlogHer 2013

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   My affirmation of the day is that I WILL Attend #BlogHer 2013!!! I will come up with the money to attend and I will be a six figure salary earning problogger! I'm already a problogger, but now I'm ready to up my game and earn six figures per year! Interested in helping me reach my goal of getting enough money to go to BlogHer? Feel free to donate to my fund HERE . You can read all about me HERE and my desire to go to BlogHer HERE !!! I'm asking to go to BlogHer. I believe I will go to BlogHer. I'm grateful to receive the ability to go to BlogHer =)

The Prosperity Game - Day 19

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We are heading out of Tennessee this morning towards Kentucky. Kentucky is my home state and where most of my family still lives. Once we get there I plan to stay with family so we won’t need much in the way of money for lodging or food. I’ll take $3,000 of this money and anyone in the family who wants to meet us at a restaurant for lunch is on our tab! Then, we will make our way to my Granny Pat’s apartment. I’ll buy here $1,000 worth of groceries and what not and then give her the $15,000 that is leftover to do with whatever she pleases. I’ve always wanted to be able to give my Granny Pat a lump sum and I’m so grateful that with this money I’m able to do just that! Tomorrow I'll give my mamaw Rader $15,000 and then the day after that I'll give my Granny Betty $15,000. Want to know how to play the Prosperity Game yourself? Check it out HERE

The Prosperity Game - Day 18

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Wow! What fun we had on Day 17. We gave away $13,000 to complete strangers, had a fabulous day of site seeing in Georgia, a delicious meal in Tennessee and now have $18,000 to play with today. Today is day two in Tennessee because of the two night required stay in our fancy hotel room. We’ll site see in the area and get all touristy here. After breakfast and lunch and the site seeing we will most likely still have $17,000 to work with. I think today we will take the money and find a charity in the area that we feel is a worthy cause and ask to tour the facility and then present them with the $17,000 at the end of the tour. Just the idea of this gets me so excited. I love being able to have enough money to give back to the community. I feel like having this kind of coin is really enabling me to be the charitable woman I always wanted to be! Want to know how to play the Prosperity Game yourself? Check it out HERE

The Prosperity Game - Day 17

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So, today we have $17,000 that has been given to us by the Bank of the Universe that must be spent in one day. We have been having a blast buying fancy meals, drinking yummy cocktails and getting pampered and decked out in new threads in Atlanta, GA. We’ll start making our way to Tennessee today but might spend a lot of the day sight seeing and exploring all over Georgia first. It will take about two to four hours to drive from here to our stopping point in Tennessee so we’ll take pictures of silly souvenirs and do touristy things and goof off before finding lodging for the night. I suspect that with lunch and our goofing off around Georgia we will still have at least $15,000 to play with for our final destination tonight. So, we will find another fancy hotel to stay in tonight and it will most likely be another two night required stay. So, after what I am guessing will be another $1500 for two days paid up front we will have $13,500 left. We will most likely only nee

The Prosperity Game - Day 16

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We are still in Georgia today since we had to stay for two nights at the St. Regis in Atlanta. We ended up giving away a lot of money again yesterday and still had the time of our lives! Today with the $16,000 that the Bank of the Universe has given me I have something very special planned! First, I’ll set aside $2,000 to eat, drink, party and have some fun with but the $14,000 is going to be used for something my husband and I have always wanted to do but never have done. We are going to the biggest mall we can find in Georgia and are going to go on a massive shopping spree! First, we will buy a couple of new suitcases for each of us and then we will load them up with everything we want! After our spending spree we will donate all of our old clothes to a local shelter J . What will we buy? Dresses and pants and skirts! Oh my! New cologne and new perfume and new makeup I’ll try! Stockings and blouses and t-shirts it’s true. Boots and buckles and even new shoes.

The Prosperity Game - Day 15

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You know, the more I play this game the more I'm fascinated by how I'm seeing I don't really need a lot of money to be happy. By the end of this game I will have received and spent $66,795,000. The funny thing is I already know how my husband and I could easily live off of just $1,000,000 for the rest of our lives. We already have discussed how we would need to invest and save to do just that. Nonetheless, I have been given $15,000 today from the Bank of the Universe. So, what am I going to spend it on today? Well, we left for California yesterday but only made it about two hours away from home. We began spending money on a hotel, a massage, a full spa day and gas. We also spent money on a bunch of food and drinks and bought some new clothes. Even after all of that splurging we had about $10,000 left. Since the rule of the Prosperity Game is to spend ALL of the money as you receive it we gave that $10,000 that was leftover to my mother. Today we have $15,000 to sp

The Prosperity Game - Day 14

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  With today's $14,000 from the Bank of the Universe I plan to have some fun! I'll be giving $4,000 to my mom and then I'm going to take the $10,000 and hit the road today! Jeremy and I will be traveling from here to California and will make sure we are back in time to leave for Europe this summer =) I also will make sure I'm in Chicago at the end of July for the BlogHer conference =) Source for the image above

The Prosperity Game - Day 13

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  I have always had this fantasy of going into a grocery store and giving $100 to a family that I thought could use help with their groceries. With today's $13,000 I will buy 130 grocery gift cards at $100 each and give them away to women and men that I feel need assistance paying their grocery bill. Now that seems like fun to me! Want to know how to play the Prosperity Game yourself? Check it out HERE

The Prosperity Game - Day 12

So, today I'm officially debt free! This is such a good feeling. I'm so grateful to be debt free. Today I have $12,000 deposited into my account with the Bank of the Universe. I think it's time to buy a new car to hit the road!  The car I'm driving now was $12,000. I'm going to trade it in and use whatever I get along with today's $12,000 to buy an awesome vehicle for a cross country road trip! I'm so excited that I'm going to visit every place on Earth I've always wanted to see!!! Tomorrow, my husband Jeremy and I will start our journey to California! Want to know how to play the Prosperity Game yourself? Check it out HERE

The Prosperity Game - Day 11

After all this money that has been coming to me so quickly and easily I only owe $8,000!!! So, I'm going to use today's $11,000 to pay off that final amount of debt and then give $3,000 to my mom. As of this moment I'm officially debt free and ready to live my dream life! Thanks so much to the Universe for providing me enough money every day to live out my dreams and live debt free!!! Want to know how to play the Prosperity Game yourself? Check it out HERE

The Prosperity Game - Day 10

After Day 9's $7,000 pay off I only owe $18,000!!! Woohoo!!! With today's $10,000 I'm just going to go ahead and pull the trigger and use all $10,000 to pay down my debt so that I only owe $8,000!!! This is so awesome. I'm so grateful to the Bank of the Universe for sending me all this money and helping me live a debt free life. Want to know how to play the Prosperity Game yourself? Check it out HERE

The Prosperity Game - Day 9

Today I am thankful to the Bank of the Universe for the $9,000 that came to me quickly and easily. Today I'll give my mom $2,000 and then I'll use the $7,000 to further pay down my debt. Thanks to all the money that has been coming into my life so quickly and easily I have been able to pay all of my bills that have been due to date and now I'm just using the using the money coming to me to help my family and pay off my debt. Once my debt is paid off I'll start doing everything I've ever wanted to do! Thanks to the money from the last couple of days I only owe $25,000. After today's $7,000 pay off I'll only owe $18,000!!! Woohoo!!! Want to know how to play the Prosperity Game yourself? Check it out HERE

The Prosperity Game - Day 8

I'm so excited to report that I only owe $31,500!!! Today all my bills are up to date. I've paid rent, paid my electric etc... So, today I'll be giving my mom $1,500 and then using the $6,500 left over to further pay down my debt. With that I'll only owe $25,000!!! At this rate I'll be debt free by the end of this week...middle of next at the LATEST. Thank you for the money coming to me quickly and easily and helping me to live my dreams and live a debt free life.

The Prosperity Game - Day 7

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  My mom's clothes dryer broke today. Therefore, with the $7,000 the Bank of the Universe gave me today my first order of business is to purchase a clothes dryer for her! I figure the cost of this will be about $500 so I'll have $6,500 left over. Since I have lots more money coming to me again tomorrow and every day for the rest of my life quickly and easily I'll give my mom another $1,000 to do with whatever she chooses. This leaves me $5,500. I'll spend $500 on organic groceries and food to last me the month and then I'll have $5,000 left to put towards my debt. Thanks to the money I've been receiving my debts are down to $36,500 and with the $5,000 I'll be using to pay it down further from today I only owe $31,500!!! I love the money coming to me so quickly and easily and am so grateful more is coming tomorrow :)

The Prosperity Game - Day 6

Today I have $6,000 to play with. I'll give my mom $1,000 and then use the $5,000 to pay off more of my debt. Thanks to my day 5 earnings I now only owe $41,500. With today's earnings I'll bring that debt down to $36,500! I'm very grateful for the money coming to me so quickly and easily. The more money coming my way the more I will get to keep living out all of my dreams. Can't wait for my $7,000 tomorrow :) Want to know how to play the Prosperity Game yourself? Check it out HERE

The Prosperity Game - Day 5

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  Today I've got $5,000 to spend. LOVE this money coming to me the way it is daily :) Money coming to me this quickly and easily makes me a VERY happy camper :) Today I will buy an iPhone 4 like the one above. You can score one HERE . The black 16GB iPhone is retailing for $500 on Amazon so I'll be left with $4,500. Next up I'll give my mom $1,000 and I'll be left with $3,500. With the $3,500 I'll pay off a portion of my debts. (I currently owe $45,000 so with the $3,500 it will be down to $41,500)