Rat Race Running Top 10 Blogs of 2021

Last Updated on: September 20, 2023

Though 2021 felt like an extension of 2020, there are still so many lessons to learn this year that I tried to capture in what I write.

There are times when I felt like I wrote something awesome, only to flop with few readerships, save some from our consistent readers.

There are also times when I wrote something hastily to maintain my writing streak, which I thought would not be well received, which to my surprise, performed well.

Indeed, it is impossible to know which post will spark readers’ influence.

So, like what I previously wrote last year, here is a recap of the most-read articles from the Rat Race Running Blog.

1. 10 Money-Wasting Habits You Should Avoid

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Publish Date: November 20, 2021

Many bad money habits are all around us, and if we’re not careful, we may quickly adapt them. The best way to avoid many of these money-wasting habits is to make better choices and delay gratification.

2. 10 Lessons I Learned From Investagrams Trading Cup 2020

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Publish Date: January 16, 2021

I wrote this post after the Investa Trading Cup 2020, which was a relatively more hopeful market than 2021. I wrote the lessons I learned from the trading cup and tried to apply them in my trading.

3. Minimalism and the Beauty of Simple Living

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Publish Date: February 20, 2021

Minimalism is a way to live a more meaningful life. We need to learn that we are more than our possessions and social status. In this post, I shared my experiences and realizations through my journey towards a more minimalist lifestyle.

4. Pondering About Love, Relationship, and Singleness

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Publish Date: February 8, 2021

I wrote this post because I grew tired of older people asking me when will I get married or why I am still single. I intended to send the link to this post whenever someone asks me about my love life.

Ironically, in just two months, I found the love of my life. It’s funny how a year can change our lives for the better.

5. Don’t Put More Than P120K In The Bank

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Publish Date: July 17, 2021

I tried to argue the importance of not putting all of your eggs in one basket in this post. Though traditional banks are relatively safe from theft, it is not safe from inflation.

So, to preserve the value of your money, it would be best if you had a diversified portfolio.

6. 10 Signs That You’re Going Through Quarter-Life Crisis

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Publish Date: April 3, 2021

Quarter-life crisis is not the best time of our lives. It can even be the worst. However, this season of our lives will teach us so many things about ourselves. I listed ten signs that can determine if you’re going through your phase of quarter-life crisis.

7. I Unfollowed Most Of My Facebook Friends. Here’s What Happened.

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Publish Date: August 28, 2021

After reading Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport, I unfollowed many Facebook friends. I realized that so many people on our friends’ list could trigger our FOMO and make us feel that we are falling behind our peers.

By avoiding seeing other people’s highlight reels, we can relax and focus on the things that truly matter to us.

8. The X-Curve: Correlating Age, Wealth, and Responsibility

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Publish Date: April 24, 2021

The X-Curve shows the relationship between how our responsibilities change through the years in inverse proportion to building our wealth. The drawing of two intersecting curves represents this simple concept.

9. Turning Thirty: 30 Lessons from 30 Years

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Publish Date: April 17, 2021

Stepping into our 30s is a significant milestone for many. It can even put you under immense pressure for some.

However, turning thirty is not as bad as it sounds. Though there are still so many things that I want to do, I give it one day at a time and trust God’s plans. Eventually, I know that things will get better, just like how it happened in the past.

10. 13 Categories in my Monthly Budget

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Publish Date: January 9, 2021

If you’re new to budgeting, it is best to keep it simple. I enumerated 13 categories in my budget in this post, which you can use as a guide.

Final Thought:

2021 has been a fantastic year for me and the Rat Race Running blog. Thank you, everyone, for continuously supporting this website. I hope to write more posts that will be of value to many. Happy New Year, and may God bless you even more in this coming year.

Looking forward to 2022 and beyond!

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