4 Ways To Get Started In Real Estate
As you all know, we are a little obsessed with real estate. In our opinion, it is one of the ‘easiest’ ways to reach financial independence in the shortest amount of time. Since we are still fairly young, we obviously don’t want to spend what are potentially the best years of our lives working on or for something we aren’t 100% passionate about. We are using our able bodies and minds to save and invest in real estate now so we can use that as our means of living in the future while our minds and bodies can work on other enjoyable tasks. If you would have asked me 4…
Taxes: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
One of my worst traits is procrastination. Ever since high school, I have had a tendency to put important things off until the last-minute. I thought maybe I could grow out of it, but lo and behold, as an adult, I find myself doing the exact same thing. However, being an adult, some things that don’t get done by a certain deadline can have serious consequences…like taxes. As everyone knows, yesterday was tax day. April 15 is a date James and I knew about and used that as our deadline to get our taxes done. So, of course, we just put them off until the last…possible…minute. It seems like we…
How To Get Your Spouse On Board With FI
I was reluctant to the idea of FIRE because I was fairly content in my ways of shopping, spending money, and having a nice car and expensive home.
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…
8 Ways It Costs More To Be a Woman
Have you ever thought about the different products women need versus men? We have come up with 8 ways it costs more to be a woman.
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…
How to Survive Two Weeks Abroad with Only a Carry-On
I struggle with overpacking, but I have learned how to travel abroad with only a carry-on.
Don’t Wish Your Life Away
How many times have you wished the day, week, or month away? How often do you find yourself so focused on the end goal that you forget to let yourself take everything in? I’m guilty of doing exactly this. Everything from back in my school days (Hello, senoritis!), to my not-so-distant FIRE goals. I still find myself so focused on the end goal, that I lose track of myself and this journey that Mr. RRR and I are on. There have been countless times that I think to myself, “when I retire or when I get through with this project, I’ll have time to do this or that.” Or “if…
Rat Race Recipe: Sweet Potato Casserole
It’s hard to believe that it’s only 14 days until Christmas. For some reason, it hasn’t felt quite like the holidays this year. Maybe it’s because our constant stream of Christmas parties hasn’t started yet. Regardless, there’s always at least 3 Christmas eating events that we attend, and that means that we need to prepare and bring at least 1 dish for every event. As you can imagine, if you don’t strategically plan, it can make a small dent in your wallet compared to your normal grocery budget. Our favorite dish during the holidays is sweet potato casserole. A few years ago, I took on the responsibility of bringing this…
The Reject Engineer.
Hey there, It’s Mrs. RRR here, the reject mechanical engineer. And I say I’m a reject engineer because, I’m not your typical, average Joe engineer. Let me paint you a picture to help give you an idea of what I’m talking about…. Imagine you are a female in a male dominated career, like 1 woman to every 8 men. That wouldn’t be too bad by itself, but I’m also one of the youngest employees. I’m almost 1/2 the age of the average engineer at my company. Every day a majority of what you see is all these old men -in my eyes they’re old…no judgement- and occasionally older women just…