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The Three Year Experiment
Early Retirement
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Grantham, New Hampshire, United States
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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On Wednesday I wrote a post about all of the cars Mr. ThreeYear and I have owned in our time together (it was actually about most of the cars we’ve owned. There were a lot!). Today I thought I’d delve into the financials of those cars, or as much as I can remember and piece … Continue reading "What Our Cars Really Cost" The post What Our Cars Really Cost appeared ...
Posted: May 25 2018 @ 7:51 AM
Mr. ThreeYear is a car person. I am not. But we have both owned a lot of cars in our fifteen+ years of dating and married life. We have made good car decisions. We have made bad car decisions. We have had car payments. We have owned cars outright. Currently, we have two of the best, … Continue reading "How to Choose Cars that Match Your Financial Goals" The post How to ...
Posted: May 23 2018 @ 7:50 AM
We got back from a weekend trip to Montreal, Quebec, yesterday. We’ve been wanting to take Junior and Little ThreeYear for ages, and we finally bit the bullet and put a weekend trip together (here’s my philosophy on travel spending). We normally travel for longer periods of time, but once in a while, maybe one … Continue reading "A Weekend in Montreal" The post A Weekend in Montreal appeared first on ...
Posted: May 21 2018 @ 7:11 AM
This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure statement on the Start Here page for all the fun details. Thanks for supporting the site! I have always loved to spend money. Over the years, I’ve had to teach myself to save despite my spendthrift ways. It’s been a lot of trial and error … Continue reading "I Spend a Lot. So How Do I Save?" The post I Spend ...
Posted: May 18 2018 @ 7:51 AM
The countdown is on. School will be out for the ThreeYears in 4 weeks, exactly (not that we’re counting or anything). Soon, summer will be upon us. For our family, summer is a time to be together and visit family, since I’m a teacher and am off during the summers. However, when I worked during … Continue reading "8 Ways to Save Money on Summer Camps" The post 8 Ways to ...
Posted: May 16 2018 @ 7:18 AM
I recently ran across a USA Today article called “How Not to Run Out of Money in Retirement.” In it, the author shares the details of a new retirement plan, the brainchild of an actuary who’s been studying retirement for three decades. It’s called the “Spend Safely in Retirement” plan, and the premise is simply … Continue reading "Will This Plan Give You More Money in Retirement?" The post Will This ...
Posted: May 14 2018 @ 7:29 AM
Another month is done. Here’s what happened last month in your next chapter of… A Year of Good Food. This year, our family is challenging ourselves to spend less on food so we can reach our goal of location independence by the end of 2019. Last year, I adopted one habit a month that would translate … Continue reading "A Year of Good Food: Shop the Perimeter" The post A Year of ...
Posted: May 11 2018 @ 6:00 AM
Hello! Welcome to “Location Independent, International Jobs,” the Wednesday series where I showcase stories from people who have become location independent or work internationally. Today you’ll hear from Jaime from Keep Thrifty. Jaime and her husband Chris write about exploring the location independent lifestyle over the last year . I’m amazed at how brave and … Continue reading "Location Independent, International Jobs: Jaime from Keep Thrifty" The post Location Independent, International ...
Posted: May 09 2018 @ 6:00 AM
Mr. ThreeYear and I have made plenty of mistakes during our financial journey, but one thing we did right was to start investing early. That boon of investing money early has given us a much higher net worth than we would have otherwise had. The Early Years I began to learn about investing in college. … Continue reading "The Boon of Investing Early" The post The Boon of Investing Early appeared ...
Posted: May 07 2018 @ 7:48 AM
Today I’m very excited to be featured on Mustard Seed Money. Rob paid off his house and is approaching early retirement before 40, while never earning a 6-figure salary. His website is full of practical advice and specific ideas you can use to improve your financial life. On his site, I’m sharing ways that Mr. … Continue reading "How We’re Saving for Our Dream: Guest Post on Mustard Seed Money" The ...
Posted: May 04 2018 @ 6:30 AM


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