• Quit Jobs
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    How We Quit Our Jobs…Kind Of

    It’s officially happening folks. Emily and I have informed our employers that we no longer require their services. It is freeing, and also terrifying at the same time. But, we know that this is a calculated decision, and we are ready to move on with our lives. It’s not us, it’s them. However, in true fashion, we have gamed the system, again. We haven’t quit our jobs at all….yet. How Have You Quit Your Jobs, But Also Not Quit? My Leave of Absence You might’ve guessed by the title of this section that we have decided to take a leave of absence. A leave of absence is a period of…

  • First Two Years of Blogging
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    First Two Years Of Blogging

    Last week was our two year “blog-iversary” ¬†of writing on Rethink the Rat Race. Even though we’ve had this website going for two years, I still don’t feel like a ‘blogger’. Most people who start blogs quit within the first three months. What has kept us going these past two years of blogging, though? Hint: it’s definitely not the money. We’ve made a whopping $2.09, not counting all the expenses we have. FIRE here we come! Two Years of Growth I feel like I have learned a lot over the past two of compiling our thoughts and ideas. It has helped me grow as a person and as a writer.…

  • DIY Coffee
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    DIY Coffee

    Coffee, the real breakfast of champions, is the elixir of life. This little witches brew of energy, alertness, and fat burning caffeine is powering the world in more ways than one. Right after oil, It’s the second most valuable commodity exported by developing countries. 64% of Americans drink coffee, and the average coffee drinker is consuming 3.5 cups of coffee a day. These are rookie numbers in the coffee biz. America ranks a pitiful 25th in consumption per person worldwide. But, what we are interested in today, is DIY coffee. DIY Coffee 79% of people who drank coffee in the last day brewed it at home. DIY home brewed coffee…

  • Life is Precious
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    Life is Precious

    Life is so incredibly precious. I’m sure we all know this, though. However, everyone tends to take life for granted. We are all caught up in the mundane day to day activities of our jobs, ‘obligations’, and Netflix coma’s that we forget how precious life truly is. Just take a second to think about how quickly it can be taken away. Admittedly, it’s a grim thought, but it’s still necessary to keep things in perspective. Life Is Precious The past few weeks have been tough on us and our family. James and I lost the greatest pet God could have given us. A member of our extended family passed away…

  • Cheap Pre-Workout
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    Cheap Pre-Workout Guide

    Pre-Workout is one of the biggest selling supplement categories, probably right behind multi-vitamins and protein. However, there are a ton to choose from, they all seem expensive, and the ingredients are complicated. How do you know which one to choose? Well, no worries, because this is where my cheap ass comes in. Also, it’s important to mention that it doesn’t matter if you’re a runner or powerlifter, a prancerciser or a cross-fitter, all the pre-workouts listed below will be beneficial for you. Let’s dive into our guide to cheap pre-workout. Each one is broken down by price, and effort level, which you’ll understand in a minute. Cheap Pre-Workout Guide Pre-workout…

  • starbucks is a waste of money
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    Why Starbucks is a Waste of Money

    Wait a second…didn’t this guy just write a whole article about how you could drink Starbucks every workday and still retire early. I’m sure you are all confused at this point. Well, luckily, I’m here to clarify it for you. Starbucks is a huge waste of money! That article was a farce. I lured you in with the idea that you can still have your frivolous coffee and end your working career years, or even decades, early. Everything in that article still applies though. working from the top down regarding your spending will pay off multiples more than working from bottom up. But why not do both? Unmercilessly slash every…

  • Higher price does not mean higher quality
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    Higher Price Does Not Always Mean Higher Quality

    As many of you have probably gathered, James and I are huge proponents of travel hacking. We like to save up our points and use them mostly for flights, but also hotels on special occasions. These points accumulate from using our hard earned money. Because of that, we treat these points as we would our own dollars. We want them to last so we try to make wise choices when booking travel. With ‘free’ points, you may be tempted to splurge a little. However, higher price does not always mean higher quality. Sometimes, mishaps arise and give us the perfect opportunity to learn from these experiences, and share those lessons…

  • Playing with FIRE documentary Review
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    Playing With FIRE Documentary Review

    When you see the light of FIRE, all you want to do is share the message with everyone. After about 2-3 conversations though, you realize that you’re explaining it wrong, or that people aren’t understanding what you’re saying. Because literally no one cares. We were hopeful that the new Playing With FIRE documentary can help us bridge the gap. There was a sold-out premier in Atlanta that we were lucky enough to snag some tickets to. Barring the ridiculous traffic on the drive, and a mishap at the hotel, we had a great time! Without further ado, here’s our review of the Playing With FIRE documentary. Playing With FIRE Documentary…

  • Side Hustle for Money
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    Side Hustle for Money

    Are you interested in starting some sort of side hustle to make money on the side? Chances are, if you’re reading our blog, you have at least thought about it. What’s holding you back though? Do you not know what to do? Or is it that you don’t know where to start? Well, I’ve got some great news for you! Side Hustle Course* Side Hustle For Money If you have found yourself daydreaming about breaking out of the 9-5 grind, making some income on the side to help pay down debt, or even to save up for a big purchase, you’re going to want to start paying attention. Our friends,…