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Laurie

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Name:
The Three Year Experiment
Category:
Early Retirement
Tags:
Travel
Start Year:
2016

Blogger Bio

Location:
Grantham, New Hampshire, United States
Age:
30s
Race:
White
Gender:
Female
Life stage:
DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
Profession:
ESOL Teacher
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Latest Blog Posts

I started this blog almost a year ago to document our family’s journey toward location independence over three years. We picked a three-year time frame because it coincided with several significant events in our family’s life: our oldest son finishing sixth grade, my husband turning forty-five, and me turning forty. We love to travel, and we also have family who live in two different continents, so becoming location independent would allow us ...
Posted: Oct 16 2017 @ 5:00 AM
We have officially completed the first quarter of the year! We’re calling this year, which is Year One of our family’s plan to reach location independence, the Year of Good Habits. Each month, I focus on improving or developing one new habit. Sometimes the habits are directly related to personal finance and sometimes they’re related to general self-improvement.  At the end of each month, I have been continuing the last month’s habit (or trying to) and ...
Posted: Oct 11 2017 @ 6:30 AM
If you’re just joining, our family of four is on a three-year journey to double our net worth and become location independent. Each month(ish), I’ll keep you apprised of our progress. This year, we’ve got some major goals, including paying off our outstanding debt (car and apartment in Chile), replacing our roof, AND saving around $70,000. As of August, we were roughly 21% of the way to doubling our net ...
Posted: Oct 09 2017 @ 5:00 AM
Goals are great, right? They help us focus, give us purpose, and give us something to work for. But, there can be a dark underbelly of too much goal setting. When you set a goal in your life, especially a goal for financial independence, it’s easy to let it take over your life. Sometimes, we get so caught up in what’s next that we forget about what’s now. We’re so focused ...
Posted: Oct 06 2017 @ 5:00 AM
Hello! Welcome to “Location Independent, International Jobs,” the Wednesday series where I showcase stories from people who have become location independent, work internationally, and/or continuously travel. I’ve interviewed all kinds of people who all have slightly different takes on location independence or living internationally. Recent posts include Joney Talks,  Ruby from a Journey We Love, Pete of Do You Even Blog?, and Heather.  Guest posters will be sharing how they became ...
Posted: Oct 04 2017 @ 5:00 AM
Recently, I was listening to an interview by The Mad Fientist of financial planner Michael Kitces, who is the person responsible for a lot of the research done on the 4% withdrawal rule. Kitces has worked with many clients working towards financial independence and/or early retirement. At the end of the interview, the Mad Fientist asked him for one piece of advice for speeding up one’s journey to FI, and Kitces ...
Posted: Sep 29 2017 @ 7:02 AM
I’ve written about our debt payoff before, but today I typed up all the gory particulars for a guest post on High Five Dad. High Five Dad is a blogger who shares lots of debt payoff stories from people of all walks of life, to show you how different people achieve a similar goal. Debt is pernicious, but when I first married Mr. ThreeYear, I thought it was normal. We thought we ...
Posted: Sep 27 2017 @ 8:24 AM
I recently stumbled across this quote in an old journal, “Focus is more important than intelligence.” Is focus more important than intelligence? I certainly believe so, and I think the more I live and navigate smart phones and the beginning of the internet revolution, the more I realize that focus is essential to having a good life and making progress towards your goals. I’m sure I wrote it down because ...
Posted: Sep 22 2017 @ 5:00 AM
It’s a busy time in the ThreeYear household. School (which is work, for me) has started. We’re on tight schedules, up early, and racing to get ready for our days in the mornings. In the afternoons, we have swimming, soccer, and homework. My older son has lots of homework this year and a large part of my afternoons are spent managing that (i.e., making sure he’s actually doing it). Weekends feel impossibly ...
Posted: Sep 18 2017 @ 5:57 AM
Sometimes it takes the perspective of time before we’re able to see situations for what they really are. Recently, I had some insight into my job negotiations last year and I realized why women can have such a hard time negotiating for pay. Last year, I started a new part-time gig as an ESOL Teacher for a school district in the next town over (an ESOL Teacher is a Teacher for Speakers ...
Posted: Sep 15 2017 @ 6:36 AM

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