Intentional Living

Finding happiness through living a more intentional, mindful life.

The Costs of a Technology Addiction

Are You Addicted?

In some ways, I feel like all of us are at least somewhat addicted to technology. There are very few people that I know that can consistently avoid the lure of their cell phones, social media, and cable television. And age doesn’t matter either.

Addiction can be seen in the teenager with his head buried in his smartphone, sending hundreds of snaps on Snapchat.

It’s evident in the mom constantly refreshing … Continue reading...

The Easy Way to $1500 Cashback from Credit Cards

How we plan to make an easy $1,500 this year in cashback rewards through simple credit card hacking.

Minimalism has had such a positive influence in my life, so I figured why not adopt a more minimalist approach to my credit card hacking as well. Could I still reap the benefits of credit card hacking without putting in all of the time and effort? The answer is yes. Credit card hacking for cashback can … Continue reading...

7 Ways to Foster Creativity in Children and Why It’s So Important

We are all innate learners. Human beings are filled with curiosity, creativity, and imagination. Over time, however, in what seems to have become a rite of passage into adulthood, people tend to conform more and more to the expectations of society. Slowly, as we age, we abandon our originality and replace it with functionality.

Why?

Perhaps it’s nervous parents wanting to make sure that Billy or Susie follows the rules. Maybe it’s the right … Continue reading...

Ditch Your Budget…and Save Money?

Yes, you heard that right. Ditch your budget, and potentially save more money.

Over the past few years, we have saved or put towards student loan debt nearly 30% of our income. While this may not seem like an astronomical number, with our expensive daycare bills, we consider this a pretty big win. (Read more about this in my interview with PFI). We did this without a budget and without any strict rules. We simply … Continue reading...