Hi all! Today, I’m really excited to have a guest post over on Chief Mom Officer’s awesome site on how Mr. ThreeYear and I met and how I became the financial nerd I am today. Liz, AKA Chief Mom Officer, and I have been “blog friends” for almost as long as I’ve been blogging, and we’re now IRL friends, too, since we got the chance to meet in person in Boston last fall.
The things I love about Liz are how focused and no-nonsense she is, and how passionately she advocates for financial literacy for women and moms. She gets a LOT done in a day, a week, and a year, and part of that is because she has crystal-clear goals: she wants her three kids’ college educations fully funded by the time they go to school and she wants financial freedom for her family. She’s also the sole breadwinner, since her husband suffered a near-fatal accident several years ago and is still recovering.
In today’s post on her site, I tell the story of how Mr. ThreeYear and I met, started a family, and became interested in financial independence. In other words, even though I’m not the main income-earner in our family, how did I become our family’s financial linchpin (okay, our family’s financial nerd)? Click here to read the story and find out!
While you’re there, I recommend you check out some of my favorite posts from the past year (they’re especially helpful if you have kids!):
- How to set up a College Compact with your kids
- People Are Predictably Irrational
- Why I Love My 15-Year Mortgage
Liz is a powerful force for good for women, motherhood, and working. I am truly honored to be featured on her site. (Now, go check it out!!).