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    From Janitor to Regional Manager: My 5 Year Career Path

    College was never really my thing. Unfortunately, high school was incredibly easy for me and it did little to prepare me for higher education. My college experience could be summed up by a couple of years of taking bullshit classes. In less than two years, I had three different majors, and I still genuinely didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life. I suppose that I was lucky that my family was incredibly poor because Pell grants covered my tuition at the local community college. Part-time retail jobs gave me some spending money through college, and I spent every dime that came in. Once I realized how much…

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    Using Mindfulness To Connect With Others

    We recently had a meeting at work about connecting with others through mindfulness. I wanted to share some of my take-aways from this meeting because it really resonated with me. Every day we encounter people, and every day we have a choice with how we interact with them, and that choice affects both the people we meet and see, and ourselves. These interactions can leave both parties either richer in positive experiences, or poorer, in negative ones, for having them. We have the ability to connect with others through mindfulness, both in our interactions and conversations with people, and this opportunity shouldn’t be overlooked. The definition of mindfulness is being…

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    Should You Buy a New Car, a Used Car, or Keep Your Old Car

    Intro Less than a month after Mrs. RRR and I got married, we got pressured to do one thing. Amazingly, it wasn’t having kids…..yet (our families have since cranked this pressure up to a mild 7), but it was to get a new car. For some reason, the second we got married, the ’97 Toyota Camry that Mrs. RRR brought into the marriage became unsafe and inadequate, and everyone and their momma thought they knew best for us by telling us to get rid of it. Why, though? Toyota’s are long known for their reliability, and this one was no different. Other than a couple of cosmetic issues, the Camry…

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    9 Fitness Side-Hustles

    Hot on the heels of being featured on the What’s Up Next Podcast with my friends Doc G & Paul David Thompson, we thought it might be appropriate to cover some side hustles that can not only make you money, but also keep you in shape. We’ve probably made this clear, but physical fitness and health are both huge aspects of our lives. We may write about financial independence more, but we weigh the two equally when it comes to our committment to achieving and maintaining both physical and fiscal health. There are so many similarities between the two, from the slow and steady accumulation of wins that culminate into a much larger goal,…

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    Our Best Friend

    “I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive.” – Gilda Radner (comedian) I was initially going to start this article off with something quirky like how our dog was my Valentine this year instead of my husband, but let’s be real here…this little four-legged fur baby holds a special place is both our hearts and lives, and she will always be our Valentine. Without further ado, meet the infamous RRjR. She’s an 18-year-old Jack Russell who doesn’t look a day over 5. Okay so maybe she does, but people always think she’s still a puppy. And maybe it’s…

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    Cheap & Easy Rental Renovations

    Appearance is everything. Potential tenants judge your place based on looks first and foremost. This is why we believe that having some high quality pictures is a huge benefit to our listings, and also why we typically put some small touches in our places to make them look newer, cleaner, nicer, which not only increases our tenant pool, but also leaves our places vacant less, and gets us more rent in the long run. We also aren’t talking multiple thousands of dollars, or a few months invested in this. We have less than $500 and a weekend worth of work invested. Check out below how we did it. Purchasing the…

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    12 Valentine's Tips From a Female Minimalist

    Given our previous articles on days like Black Friday and Christmas, you can probably guess what our viewpoints are about Valentine’s Day. But if you can’t, I’ll go ahead and let you know, we find “holidays” like this to be a little silly. It is a consumer’s holiday. Marketing and society have lead us to believe that we need to partake in this event, to make our significant other feel loved (more so than any other day of the year?). Which leads to these questions… Do you love your significant other more on these days? Does spending copious amounts of money signify your love? Sure I can understand being reminded of love a little more on…

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    FIRE not FYRE: Breaking Down One of the Biggest Failures Ever

    Don’t know if we have any Netflix aficionados in the house, but if not, they’ve just released a documentary called Fyre. The documentary is an account of the massive failure that was the Fyre Festival. To give you a brief summary of this colossal shit-storm, here’s what happened: Rapper, Ja Rule, and some jackass named Billy McFarland created an app to book music talent. To promote this app, they decided to hold a festival that began as an event for people in the music, fashion, acting, and “influencer” industries, aka socialites. It morphed into an event for anyone, if you had enough money, to live like famous people for a weekend.…