Jose Villa

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A Growing Cult of Millennials Is Obsessed With Early Retirement. This 72-Year-Old Is Their Unlikely Inspiration

Vicki Robin literally wrote the book on retiring happy.<p>Vicki Robin had no idea she’d become a millennial icon.<p>The 72-year-old coauthor of the 1992 …

Retirement

3 Coping Strategies That Actually Make Anxiety Worse

Avoidance behaviors, in the context of social anxiety disorder (SAD), are things that people do, or don't do to reduce anxiety about being in social …

America's debt load is reaching a tipping point

Interest rates are likely to go up three times this year — making the cost of borrowing even more of a burden.<p>Americans are having more trouble paying their bills these days. Consumer debt experts say this is a red flag that could foreshadow a more widespread economic impact.<p>New survey results from …

Personal Finance

9 of the worst money lies people tell themselves and others

Fellow blogger and $$$ personality, Ramit Sethi, tweeted out a request a few weeks ago, and now that my tiny brain has had time to think about it I'm ready to contribute to the conversation.<p>He challenged us to come up with some money lies we tell ourselves (or worse — others!), and today we debunk …

The Essentials of Preparing and Writing Your Will

Want to make sure your loved ones are taken care of when you pass away? Learn the essentials of preparing and writing your wills! The Essentials of …

Personal Finance

10 Strategies to Reduce Money Stress and Improve Your Finances

You can can have money stress and feel anxious about your financial situation, no matter how much you make. Find out the root causes of money stress …

10 Items of Gear Every Outdoors-Person Needs to Own

<b>What outdoor activity excites you?</b> Ski-touring? Stand-up paddleboarding? Canoe-tripping? Whatever turns your crank (cycling?), there's specialized …

Payoff Personal Loans 2018 Review - Should You Apply?

Credit cards are great ways for responsible spenders to rack up rewards and sign-up bonuses. However, it can get out of control for some -- and …

Japanese ‘Ikigai’ Philosophy Could Be the Secret Formula to a Long and Happy Life

Many of us spend our entire lives trying to achieve happiness and the perfect life balance to leave us fulfilled. So what is the key to living a full, fruitful life? In Japan, a concept called <i>ikigai</i> is central to finding one’s satisfaction and meaning in life. In fact, <i>ikigai</i> translates to “reason …

Patagonia wants more people to become environmental activists

<b>Its new project, Patagonia Action Works, is a 'dating site' to connect environmental protection groups and wannabe activists.</b><p>You've really got to …

Asking yourself this one question can help you lead a fulfilling life

We’re often told to live everyday like it’s our last. I think that’s bad advice.<p>Most of us still have a long way to go, and a good way to make it miserable is through shortsightedness. That said, I do think we can build on the idea.<p>When I’m unsure about how to move forward, I like to ask myself a …

Self-improvement

25 U.S. Attractions Everyone Should Visit in Their Lifetime

From ruins of ancient civilizations to Revolutionary War monuments, there are many attractions that celebrate the unique history of the US. The …

7 ways to make difficult conversations easy

Someone is screaming in your face at the top of their lungs. Or ranting angrily and you can’t get a word in edgewise. Or maybe they’re sobbing so …

Self-help

The 5 Habits That Will Make You Happy, According to Science

So what’s going to make you happy? Let’s get more specific: what’s going to make your <i>brain</i> happy? And let’s focus on things that are simple and easy …

3 Toxic Behaviors that Drain Your Mental Energy

Let me share three quick stories and some life-changing lessons with you…• “On my nursing shift at the hospital this evening, I was forced into a …

Divorce