• 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…

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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…

  • 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,…

  • You can STILL be anything you want to be
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    You Can STILL Be Anything You Want to Be

    This is an interesting topic that Emily and I were discussing today. At some point, people quit believing that they can be anything they want to be. When, though? And more importantly, why? There are a couple of key points to this article. First, is a take on family dynamics, when those change, and we explore the reasons why. Second, we explain the actual benefit of certain lifestyle choices to open up your world to get back to that same place of possibility and excitement. Parents ‘You can be anything you want to be!’ -Your parents, as long as you’re under 14 years old. This overarching topic came up because…

  • Retire in the Mediterranean
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    Retire In The Mediterranean

    Leaving our jobs to move abroad has to be one of the worst kept secrets in the world. We’ve all but sent out emails to our respective employers about the change we are about to make. Adventure and travel are much higher rungs on our ladder than climbing our way up the corporate ranks. Geoarbitrage is a natural step up in this thought progression. (How many ladder metaphors do you think I can fit in one paragraph?). Anyway, we are going to break down our costs to retire in the Mediterranean.  Geoarbitrage Geoarbitrage is a fancy word for taking advantage of lower cost of living areas. It is also a…

  • Putting Lipstick on a pig
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    How to Put Lipstick on a Pig

    Today, we are discussing putting lipstick on a pig. This is an endearing term of dressing up a relatively shitty rental, or even personal home. Our ‘pigs’ usually have good bones, and are in good locations, but aren’t very easy on the eyes. This perfectly describes one of our duplexes. We will dive in and discuss the background of the property, first. Then, the ‘lipstick’ that we put on this pig. Finally we will breakdown the financial result of our efforts. Background A few weeks ago, Emily and I listed one side of a duplex that had recently become vacant. To give you an idea of the numbers, we inherited…

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    The Four Cardinal Sins of Finance

    What’s the worst financial decision you’ve made? The Financial Independence journey is a spectrum and everyone falls somewhere on that spectrum, even if they don’t know about financial independence, or aren’t actively pursuing it. With that in mind, there no choices or mistakes that can not be undone with time, focus, money, or some combination of the three. We’ve made some mistakes of our own, and even a couple that are listed below. However, if you want to achieve FI or give yourself as much of a buffer of passive income, emergency fund, or even a mortgage free house as you can, you will do well to avoid making any…

  • Fitness VS Financial Independence
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    Fitness vs Financial Independence

    There are always, and will always, be similarities between getting physically healthy and getting financially healthy. To be effective long term, both require discipline, delayed gratification, and sometimes a long slow journey to the goal. However, while they can be very similar, at times they can also seem at complete odds of one another. If fitness and FI are so closely related, then why aren’t many more people on this journey, or already at their goal. Let’s take a look at Mr. Money Mustache, arguably the biggest, most well-known name in the FI world, he has a whopping 111k likes on Facebook. Admittedly, all those people probably aren’t on the…

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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…