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The Three Year Experiment
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Grantham, New Hampshire, United States
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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I was recently chatting with a friend who’s considering spending a few months in another country with her family. It’s a big decision and she’s not sure if it’s the right one. Couldn’t their travel bug be cured by a road trip within the country' There are a lot of unknowns and what-ifs about up … Continue reading "Why Traveling Abroad is So Important" The post Why Traveling Abroad is So ...
Posted: Mar 19 2018 @ 6:53 AM
Sometimes we follow paths in our lives for no particular reason–they’re the expected thing to do, or we’ve told ourselves the story of how our lives will look, and so we go about making our lives look like the story. If you’re starting to ask yourself why you’ve made the decisions you’ve made in life, … Continue reading "Figuring Out the Why" The post Figuring Out the Why appeared first on ...
Posted: Mar 12 2018 @ 6:35 AM
I’ve written a lot about getting out of debt. That was the first step for Mr. ThreeYear and I on our journey to financial and location independence. Or maybe it wasn’t. When I was in college, my dad started reading a lot about stocks. I was curious, and began reading a bit myself about investing. … Continue reading "Building Wealth for Freedom" The post Building Wealth for Freedom appeared first on ...
Posted: Mar 12 2018 @ 6:00 AM
It’s no secret that the ThreeYear family loves to travel. But we have two kids who almost always travel with us, and four travelers are a lot more expensive than two! So over the years, we’ve learned how to keep our travel expenses down. Here are 5 ways that we budget travel with our kids. … Continue reading "5 Tips for Budget Travel with Kids" The post 5 Tips for Budget ...
Posted: Mar 09 2018 @ 6:00 AM
It’s International Women’s Day. Go women!   Do you know why women are awesome' Well, here are a couple of facts: More than half a billion women have joined the world’s labor force over the past 30 years, and women now account for more than 40 percent of workers worldwide (IMF, 2012). When a mother … Continue reading "Ladies, Time to Figure Out Your Worth #WomenRockMoney" The post Ladies, Time to ...
Posted: Mar 08 2018 @ 7:00 AM
We are already entering the third month of the year! Crazy stuff! That means it’s time for another update in 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 challenged … Continue reading "A Year of Good Food: Use Cash" The post A Year of Good ...
Posted: Mar 02 2018 @ 6:00 AM
Today I’m excited to guest post on Keep Thrifty. Keep Thrifty is a personal finance and travel blog run by Chris and Jaime, who live in Madison, Wisconsin. They’re run some amazing lifestyle experiments in the last few years, including living in half their house, moving to an apartment, and taking a one-year mini-retirement. I … Continue reading "How We Are Working Towards Location Freedom: Guest Post on Keep Thrifty" The ...
Posted: Mar 01 2018 @ 9:58 AM
Last week, I published a post that talked about the things we do to teach our kids about money. Since it turns out that we actually do quite a lot of things to teach them financial literacy, today is Part 2 of What We Teach Our Kids About Money. If you missed Part 1, read … Continue reading "What We Teach Our Kids About Money: Part 2" The post What We ...
Posted: Feb 26 2018 @ 7:59 AM
Parenthood is a big responsibility and I feel like I’m messing it up a dozen times a day. When it comes to teaching our kids about how to manage their money, though, I feel like we really need to get it right. Mr. ThreeYear and I got out of debt by following Dave Ramsey’s baby steps, … Continue reading "What We Teach Our Kids About Money" The post What We Teach Our ...
Posted: Feb 23 2018 @ 7:48 AM
The Wall Street Journal recently reported that household debt, including mortgages, car loans, and credit card debt, has risen all over the world. Shockingly, Switzerland leads the pack, with household debt at 127.5% of Gross Domestic Product (that means, for every $100,000 of GDP a household produces, they hold $127,500 in debt!). The average citizen … Continue reading "How to Help Your Economy" The post How to Help Your Economy appeared ...
Posted: Feb 19 2018 @ 8:47 AM


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