Dreaming of becoming Financially Independent?

Setting financial goals, investments strategies, saving money, starting businesses , buying real estate and working towards early retirement. All in 3000 days!!

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  • 10/02/2019 02:53 AM

Our 2018 review - how we are tracking financially, our savings, our investments, our giving, our achievements, our setbacks and our goals for 2019.

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  • 09/12/2018 03:40 AM

Christmas is an expensive time of year. Use our Top 10 Christmas Savings Tips to avoid a festive season financial hangover.

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  • 27/10/2018 04:40 AM

Our third quarterly summary - We outline our progress to date, our savings rate, what changes we have made to achieve this, some frugal wins and also some of the challenges we have faced.

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  • 07/10/2018 05:04 AM

It has been 10 months since we launched our side hustle - A SEED TO SOW. Here is an update on our progress and some lessons we have learnt along the way.

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  • 23/09/2018 02:33 AM

We believe we are in store for a significant economic downturn in the near future and we are currently invested accordingly. This strategy has not paid off yet, so I ask the question....Are we wrong or just early?

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  • 11/08/2018 05:25 AM

In part 2 of this radical honesty series, we discuss our finances and monthly budget in more detail.

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  • 05/08/2018 04:07 AM

We have decided to become radically honest with all of our readers, as we feel this important to creating trust and openness. So today we release the details on who we are and how we got here

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  • 18/07/2018 03:39 AM

We will show you how easy it is to make some serious money for doing very little work. We made $1200 in 15 minutes this month just by making a few simple choices.

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  • 05/07/2018 01:33 PM

Our second quarterly summary - We outline our progress to date, our savings rate, what changes we made to achieve this and some frugal wins.

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  • 29/06/2018 03:17 AM

Getting back your MOJO when life gets busy, stressful and demanding can be a difficult task. Here are some simple tips that can help you regain control.

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  • 25/05/2018 05:10 AM

Mr 3000 was incredibly humbled to have the honour of producing a guest post on the website of his favourite podcast - ChooseFI.

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  • 14/05/2018 06:19 AM

You have been working hard on your FI plan and are achieving your savings goals, you deserve a treat...so why not start up a piggy bank? Use these funds on yourself…for something that brings you joy, happiness and pleasure. Go on spoil yourself.

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About Us

Who we are and why we are doing this

Firstly, for the purpose of this journey I have aptly named myself - Mr 3000 and my wife Mrs 3000. Considering we are publicly divulging our personal and financial circumstances, I trust you understand why we would like to maintain some level of privacy.  

Mr 3000 is a 36 year old member of the Australian middle class, earning an above average salary (not too much above). Until recently Mr 3000 has lived a very consumerist lifestyle, although he was quite financially savvy, he would look for bargains, negotiate and search for cheaper alternatives. However in essence Mr 3000 was enjoying the trappings of modern day life such as eating out at will, partying (in his 20s at least), expensive travel and basically purchasing whatever his heart desired with little thought for the future.

Well this all changed in 2017, with his son reaching the age of 4 and school just around the corner, the lack of father/son time was wearing thin. He knew he had to make a change, he had to make a plan, put some goals in place and achieve them. The creation of this site was the first step in this process, to document the progress towards Financial Independence (FI) and to hopefully assist others in their FI journey.

Mrs 3000 is a 38 year old mum, that works part time. Mrs 3000 had a good pedigree of saving money from a young age, however since Mr 3000 started earning a decent salary Mrs 3000 was also becoming accustom to this spending lifestyle.  

In 2017, Mr & Mrs 3000 had "The Talk"....the financial talk. Each wanted to make a change, get ahead, stop working for the man, get their time back, live simpler, spend less, live more, work less and spend more time as a family.

To do this, Mr & Mrs 3000 have a goal........3000 days to financial independence, that is roughly 8.22 years. Our launch date was 1st January 2018 so 3000 days gets us to financial independence by 19th March 2026.......we would love for you to follow us on our journey to FI.          

To get some more information on us, check out this post:

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How to start a blog

How to start a blog
Ever wanted to start a blog but don't know where to start? Here are some brief tips to hopefully help you to cross the line from dreaming to doing....

Decide what to blog about:

You could decide to blog about your own financial independence journey as we are doing, or you could blog about your hobby, your passion or purely just use blogging as a way to share your opinion and knowledge.

Some of the most successful bloggers are just writing about what they love, which may be - fashion, travel, lifestyle, fitness and even boring old finance.  

Choose a Domain Name:

Whether it is www.readmyblog.com.au or www.giddybungles.com.au choosing a domain name is both fun and important. Pick a domain name the resonates with the message you are trying to convey or something that is personal to you. Sometimes it can pay to be unique if you are creating a brand. However, sometimes it can better to be generic to get picked up in search results.

If you are ready to make the leap and secure your own domain name, here is a link to Crazy Domains. We have found their services excellent and their prices are great.

Choose a website builder/host:

There are lots of providers out there, however for this blog we used and continue to use Site 123. This was by far the easiest site builder we have ever come across.

During past entrepreneurial endeavors we have used Wix and Weebly, but their platforms were clunky and difficult to navigate and make changes. Site 123 was so easy, we were online with an active website and customised domain name, within 2 hours.

Site 123 has some great website templates, easy to use plug ins, simple editing software and also a great support team.

In summary:

If a blog is something that has interested you in the past, then there is no time like the present.....get started today.

In the words or Mark Twain: "The secret of getting ahead is getting started"


Reach out to us with any questions, hints, tips or stories of your own journey

  • New South Wales, Australia