Best of 2009 Blog Challenge: Best Restaurant moment

wallet commentary from andrea scher on Vimeo.

Just to give context to this little video! Someone told me once that if you want to draw a certain kind of abundance into your life, the type of wallet you carry is really important. At the time my wallet was used (by someone other than me first!) threadbare, and almost falling apart. As my friend would say, poverty wallet alert! Which I guess is like having bad feng shui of the wallet.

I treated myself to a gorgeous wallet soon after and still notice a totally different feeling every time I open it to purchase something. It makes me smile. And I think my finances have improved since then as well.

Anyway, I was sharing this story with Kelly Rae and Jen when this video began… Enjoy! This is part of the The Best of 2009 Challenge

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  1. jen lemen

    oh my god, this cracks me up! i must say in my defense that four months later i did win $50K and one month after that bought the most delicious abundance wallet of my life! that conversation really did change my life. xo

  2. maggie ann

    ok, I totally need a new wallet, mine is used (like your previous wallet), and falling apart (its held together by a rubber band)…
    abundance wallet here i come 🙂
    Thanks for the inspiration, as always.
    love love.

  3. tricia

    I LOVE IT! Now I just need to find the perfect wallet…..

  4. Nancy

    I check in on your blog once a week or so for a little pick-me-up, a little inspiration, a little – I wish I could have a little bit of my three year old daughter for some three year old sweetness. She is almost 13! Thanks for sharing the intimate of your life, which is often the universal of all our lives.

  5. Julia Jones

    I just “lost” my wallet last week. I’ve been grieving over it, not because I have to replace everything and lost a chunk of cash, but because I KNOW it means something.– I’ve been decluttering my house since and have yet to buy a new wallet. Now I have the incentive! I’ll be sure to buy one that I really love. Thanks!

  6. Michelle Shopped

    that’s it — i’m replacing my wee pouch (about 2-3 inches diameter) that i replaced my last wallet with with one of shara’s ( — and the difference between wallets in the video was hilarious —

  7. Michelle Shopped

    that’s it — i’m replacing my wee shabby money pouch (all 3 inches of it) that i replaced my last wallet with (a gorgeous leather my friend brought me from nicaragua) with one of shara’s —
    and the examples of poverty and abundance wallets is priceless…

  8. Gwen Bell

    Lost my wallet last month for the first time in memory. Earlier on the same day I took my first math tutoring lesson to conquer my fear of numbers. If that ain’t synchronicity, I don’t know what is.
    Time to step up to the plate and find an Abundance Wallet. Thank you for the inspiration, Andrea Scher.

  9. Mariella

    okay, I am putting new wallet on my Christmas wish list! Mine is threadbaring w/a hole (change falls out of it and is scattered on the bottom of my purse), teeny-tiny, and really way more like a change purse than a wallet. Actually I think it was intended to be a change holder! It has poverty wallet alert written all over it…how sad!! It is time. 🙂 Thanks for this little nudge!! 🙂

  10. pixiemama

    OMG. I fell in love with a wallet at the Powell’s store in the Portland airport and I just couldn’t part with the cash it was SO WORTH. I’ve been mourning it ever since. No wallets on Maybe I should find the number of the airport Powells and see if it’s still there – and if they will send it to me. My wallet isn’t a poverty wallet – it’s an emotionless, basic wallet. Serviceable, which was why I didn’t part with $ for the new one – even though I was spending gobs of $ on everyone else before we left. Sigh.

  11. musclecar

    Hey are you a professional journalist? This article is very well written, as compared to most other blogs i saw today….
    anyhow thanks for the good read!

  12. Britta

    This rang so true that I went and bought a new wallet – one by Orla Kiely as well (terribly hard to get in Germany, thank you eBay!)
    Wishing you all the best, love, Britta

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