Why I’m Happier Now Than I Was Two Years Ago

Two years isn’t a whole lot of time when you look at the big picture of your life.

However, it is a good chunk of time to have transformation take place when life kicks you in the junk.

A lot of us have taken the time to reflect back on the past year now that the new year has started. It’s good to look back on how far you’ve come and what you’ve achieved.

We don’t always have to achieve success in the form of material things. Sometimes the best success comes from inside of you in the form of awareness.

In this post, I’m going to share why I’m happier now than I was two years ago. Maybe you may realize that you are happier too or you’ll learn how to be happier right now.

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Quitting Your Job and Living Simply – Downsizing Your Life

I came across an interesting YouTube video last night about a man who quit his $80,000 a year job to live simply.

He now works 3 days a week in a grocery store, lives in a small one-bedroom apartment, and has plenty of time to do the things he loves.

After watching it, I felt like I have done the same thing with my own life in a slightly different way.  This type of lifestyle isn’t for everyone.

Watch the video below and join me as I share my own experience with downsizing my own life and how you can do the same if it is what is calling to you.

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Financial Advice for 20 Somethings – What I Would Tell My Younger Self

I’ll start off by saying that I am no financial wiz. However, I have learned some valuable financial lessons from the experiences I’ve had in my life.

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If I could go back in time and reach out to my younger self, this is the advice I would give myself so that my future financial situation wouldn’t be so bleak.

The following advice may not be the best financial advice but I think if I had known then what I know now, life would be much different. Hopefully, someone else (maybe you) may be helped by this information.

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The Best Way to Get Out of Credit Card Debt

The Best Way to Get Out of Credit Card Debt isn’t Always the Easiest

People use credit cards for all sorts of reasons. Some of us are materialistic and open new cards to satisfy our wants.

Some of us end up on hard times and use credit cards to live on until a better paying job comes along.

Many of us live paycheck-to-paycheck and use credit cards for emergencies (new tires, engine trouble, etc.)

Whatever the reason, you are probably feeling the pain of consumer debt. I was there once so I understand the pain all too well.

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Should I Quit My Job to Start My Business? Real Answers to Help You Stress Less

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I understand the pain of working a job you don’t like and the desire to go full-time to start your own business.

However, reality works much differently. Reality requires income for the day-to-day necessities, bills, and more.

Unless you have investors, quitting your job is not the best choice when you want to start a business.

There are things you can do to become happier in the process while you start your business on the side. The below is what I recommend so that you are able to make progress with your business while still employed.

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The Benefits of a Low-Stress Job While Running a Side Business

I have spent the past week becoming acclimated to my new job. I purposely chose not to get another cubicle job since being laid off from my previous job.

So far, I couldn’t be happier with my decision or more blessed to have the job I got. You may immediately equate low-stress with low-pay.

Indeed, this is often the case. However, if you are not in debt (consumer debt), a low-stress job can offer huge benefits while you get your side business going.

Below, I will outline the benefits of a low-stress job when starting or running a side business.

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