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Top 10 Blog Posts From Rat Race Running’s First 100 Posts

I started writing in early 2017 as a form of therapy from all the work and life-related stresses that I was experiencing back then. I even managed to write 18 articles until 2018 before life gets on the way.

Two years later, in 2020, while stuck in isolation due to the pandemic, I decided to write again. I never imagined that it would turn into something more.

Seventeen months later, I finally breached the 100 posts mark. With consistency, I was able to publish at least one article a week. Here are the ten most-read articles of Rat Race Running.

1. 20 Lessons from Mobile Legends

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Publish Date: June 27, 2020

I dedicate this post to my gamer side. I’ve been playing computer games since I was 11, and I never stopped. I can attest that mobile games, when played in moderation and control, can offer value to their players and not just waste their time.

2. A Life-Changing Journey Through Quarter-Life Crisis

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Publish Date: August 8, 2020 

This post is one of my favorite. I cried while writing this because I had to remember the years when I felt lost and stagnant.

I can only thank God for His guidance and wisdom for guiding me through the years and for showing me my vocation.

3. An Absolute Beginner’s Guide to the Philippine Stock Market

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Publish Date: June 10, 2020

The stock market is one of the best investment instruments available today. This post intends to teach the basics, risks, and opportunities of investing in the Philippine Stock Market. 

4. 12 Adulting Skills We Need To Learn

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Publish Date: August 29, 2020

Adulting is tough, and it is more challenging if we don’t have the skills necessary to live a better adult life. This post enumerates 12 adulting skills that we need to learn, including personal and interpersonal skills, finance, and more.

5. 7 Dangerous Financial “Advice” I Have Ever Heard

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Publish Date: August 22, 2020

Proper personal finance is already complicated, but it becomes more complex because of people who give dangerous “financial advice.” So it is essential to learn the basics of personal finance from credible people.

I enumerated seven dangerous financial “advice” in this post that I heard from people with questionable financial decisions.

6. 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 beyond our possessions.

In this post, I shared my experiences and realizations through my journey towards a more minimalist lifestyle.

7 The Hierarchy of a Strong FInancial Foundation

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Publish Date: October 17, 2020

Just like in Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, our personal finance also needs to go through a series of steps to be effective.

Spoiler Alert: You don’t go straight to investing if you’re just starting out.

8. Basic Budgeting for Single Young Professionals

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Publish Date: July 18, 2020

As a fresh graduate, there are so many things that we need to learn regarding money, primarily since we were never taught how to manage it in school properly. Hopefully, this post can give a few insights regarding proper money management.

9. 10 Lessons I Learned From Investagrams Trading Cup 2020

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Publish Date: January 16, 2021

Fresh from the Investagrams Trading Cup 2020, I shared in this post the lessons I learned in the 3-month competition in virtual stock trading in the Philippine Stock Market.

I may have lost, but the experience that I gained is far valuable—hoping that I can have a better outing in this year’s trading cup.

10. Running in the Rat Race

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Publish Date: January 21, 2018

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The rat race is one of the main themes of this blog, and this post is the first time I wrote about my journey and frustration towards the rat race. Hopefully, more and more people will learn to identify the tell-tale signs of the endless cycle of the rat race.

I also now dedicate this post to my students, who may soon experience their journey away from the rat race.


I would also like to thank God for giving me the opportunity to write and provide value to others. Also, I thank everyone who supported me in my journey in writing and life.


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