Intentional Living

Finding happiness through living a more intentional, mindful life.

How to Overcome Feeling Overwhelmed by Debt

How to Overcome Feeling Overwhelmed by Debt
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There are lots of posts out there about debt payoff strategies. Some prefer the debt snowball method while others pursue the debt avalanche method. We will save that debate for a different post. Instead, we’re covering one’s options when overburdened by debt. Primarily, this relates to credit card debt or any other high-interest loans, but it could also be applicable for student loans, car loans, or even mortgages. Everyone has … Continue reading...

Think You Can’t Do It? Unleash the Power of “Yet”

unleash the power of yet
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We have all said it at one point or another. “This is too hard, I can’t do it.” Changing our mindset and unleashing the power of “yet” can help us overcome these difficult issues.

It’s incredible what a change to our mindset can do. You’ve probably heard Henry Ford’s famous saying, “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t — you’re right.” Change your mindset to include … Continue reading...

Reflecting on 40 Years – Words of Advice From the Old Man

Reflecting on 40 years - words of advice from the old man

As of this posting, I have been on this earth for 40 years. 40 years! How often do we hear the phrase, “Seems like just yesterday”? But, it really does seem like just yesterday that I was playing Little League baseball, watching Punky Brewster, and playing Contra on Nintendo. Where does the time go? As more and more gray hairs keep showing up on my head, I have really started to reflect back on the … Continue reading...

I Quit Social Media – And I’m Loving It!

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Maybe it was the incessant political arguments on Facebook. Or it might have been the almost robotic responses to so many Instagram posts clamoring for likes and followers. It could be the personal finance “bros” on Twitter mocking another person for not saving $250,000 by the time they turned 30. I’m not sure what pushed me over the edge. Either way, I did it. I quit social media. And I … Continue reading...

How One Simple Change Can Save Money

Lessons From a Cup of Coffee

We often focus on the major expenses in our lives, and we should. Switching from a large, expensive house to a more affordable one would immediately save lots of money. So would moving to a less expensive part of the country or a whole new country for that matter. But sometimes those options aren’t really possible or realistic. Instead, I like to look at the smaller expenses and I’m … Continue reading...