The Importance of Health
It should come as no surprise to you that health is among our top priorities and motivators. From seeing the affects of stress and working for most of your life to discovering the many health issues that runs in our family. We have come to realize, even more so in the past few months, that our health is nothing to take for granted. It’s something we need to be proactive about now while we are still fairly young and before it’s too late. We wanted to go over some of the key aspects of the importance of health and why it is so important to us. The Importance of Health…
The Drawbacks of Reward Travel
Have you ever travelled using rewards? There are so many possibilities when it comes to booking with rewards miles, especially when money is no longer the worry. For the past 4 years, James and I have been funding our air travel expenses using rewards. We haven’t had any issues when it comes to booking flights…until our last trip. This was our first real encounter with the drawbacks of reward travel. The Drawbacks of Reward Travel We usually sing the praises for reward travel. There is nothing like getting onto a plane to your destination, and realizing that you didn’t spend a single dime on the trip. There is a multitude…
Learning to Adapt
Do you fear change? Do you purposely avoid it because you are afraid of the unknown? I’m talking the kind of person who gets easily frustrated when things don’t go the way you think they are ‘supposed to’. I used to be the kind of person who feared change. If something didn’t go the exact way I planned, I would freak out and over-react, resulting in a ruined attitude and mood. Essentially, I never learned to adapt to the many learning experiences that life throws my way. Learning to Adapt Ever since I met James, I have learned to adapt to change, in the best way possible. That’s because he…
How We Made Facebook Marketplace Our Bitch
It should come as no surprise that we love selling, and even occasionally buying, stuff. When we sell stuff through Facebook Marketplace, we get a small thrill. It’s essentially killing three birds with one stone. We are getting rid of something, making money, and giving an item a new home where hopefully it can fulfill its purpose. The same could be said when we buy stuff through Marketplace, except we are the ones on the other side giving new life to a forgotten item. Selling Shit Time for the good stuff. You may not know this, as we’ve been very secretive about it, but James and I are moving to…
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.…
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…
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…
Small Sacrifices for Big Results
In preparation for this move, we have started selling our stuff off. In doing this, we may have done a semi-crazy thing and made a small sacrifice.
Hacking Your Honeymoon
I think travel is one of the number one things that people miss out on because there is a misconstrued idea that traveling is expensive. Check out our article to see how we hacked our honeymoon and saved money on travel.
27 Life Lessons, Mistakes, and Realizations
Last week was my 27th birthday. So, I racked my brain to come up with a list of 27 things I have learned, try to live by, or have come to realize throughout my 27 years on planet Earth.