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If you're new to Rat Race Running, this blog is about running away from the rat race, self-improvement, personal finance and investing, and intentional living.

Here are the articles that best describe what the blog is all about.

  1. What It’s Like To Be Running in the Rat Race
  2. The Life-Changing Journey Through Quarter-Life Crisis
  3. Where Do You See Yourself In Five Years
  4. Multipotentialite: Explore All Your Interests
  5. Your Degree (Or Lack of It) Should Not Dictate Your Future
  6. Pondering About Love, Relationship, and Singleness
  7. We Pay Not With Money But With Time
  8. When Do We Lose Our Smile?
  9. 5 Lessons I Learned After Changing Career
  10. 5 New Status Symbols We Should Aim For

Another recurring theme in this blog is my advocacy for personal finance. I believe people should know how to control their money, not the other way around. You may read these articles for a start.

  1. Hierarchy of a Strong Financial Foundation
  2. Basic Budgeting for Single Young Professionals
  3. Personalize Your Personal Finance
  4. Lifestyle Inflation: The Silent Budget Killer
  5. Never Invest in Something You Don’t Understand
  6. X-Curve Concept: Correlating Age, Wealth, & Responsibility
  7. The Payday Is Not A Call For Celebration
  8. 12 Fundamental Money Lessons From The Bible
  9. Dave Ramsey’s 7 Baby Steps for Filipinos
  10. 8 Simple Ways To Improve Your Financial Literacy
  11. 14 Simple Personal Finance Rules I Live By
  12. Let’s Talk About Debts: Causes, Strategies & Tips
  13. What is the Kurot Principle in Spending?

Under the umbrella of personal finance is investing. Here are some articles that will be helpful to you.

  1. Philippine Stock Market Beginner’s Guide
  2. PAG-IBIG MP2 Absolute Beginner’s Guide
  3. Stock Dividend Investing: Beginner’s Guide
  4. Mutual Funds: Start Investing With P50
  5. Passive Income Beginner’s Guide

I also frequently write about minimalism and the importance of simple living.

  1. Minimalism: Enjoy The Beauty of Simple Living
  2. Digital Minimalism: How to Declutter Our Digital Space
  3. Social Minimalism: The Beauty of Fewer Connections
  4. Trying Out Minimalism in a Maximalist House.
  5. Minimalism and Getting Rid of Sentimental Items

Lastly, I write about my take on “adulting” and personal development.

  1. 24 Essential Adulting Skills We Need to Learn
  2. We All Need Mentors, Luckily I Have Five
  3. It’s Okay To be The Dumbest Person In The Room
  4. Turning 30: 30 Lessons from 30 Years
  5. A Funny Thing About Adulthood
  6. 10 Small Things I Appreciated More During Adulthood
  7. Personal Growth Is Not a Straight Line
  8. 12 Powerful Principles to Improve in Almost Anything

IMPORTANT: Please note that this is a dynamic page and I may add more posts and categories here moving forward.