The Saverdinks’ 2017 Spending Summary

2017 has come to a close and it’s time to tally up our spending over the past year! Back in April, we laid out our planned budget for the year and predicted an average monthly expenditure of $5,615 (excluding health insurance[…]

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December 2017 Spending Summary

Happy New Year, everyone! Remember how awesome our November spending was? One of the lowest months all year…? Well, December was pretty much the polar opposite. We spent double last month’s expenditures. Oy, vey. The holidays will do that, except most of[…]

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Planning for Financial Independence

The Financial Independence / Retire Early (FIRE) concept has been gaining a lot of traction lately and we’re huge advocates of the movement. What would you do if you didn’t need to work for a living and could choose an[…]

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November 2017 Spending Summary

I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season and the arrival of winter! With traveling for Thanksgiving, a busy work schedule and general holiday merriment, there’s barely been time to breathe, let alone write. November spending was fantastic and ended[…]

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October 2017 Spending Summary

I’d say fall is in the air in New England, but the multiple 70+ degree days this past month sure had me fooled! Our biggest accomplishment this past month is that we still haven’t turned on our heat yet. Think[…]

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Highlights from our Trip to Iceland

Iceland is a smoking hot tourist destination right now and we’re thrilled we had the chance to explore this magnificent island in September. Known as the land of fire and ice, Iceland certainly lives up to its name. We spent 9[…]

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September 2017 Spending Summary

September has been a whirlwind! We hosted friends for Labor Day weekend, went on an amazing trip to Iceland and finished off the month hiking and camping locally. We’re in the middle of a beautiful fall season in New England and[…]

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Iceland Adventure Expense Report

If you’re a nature enthusiast, Iceland is an amazing place to visit. We just finished a stunning 9-day/9-night adventure touring the country and can’t wait to return to this mystical island one day soon. Iceland offers a myriad of natural wonders[…]

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August 2017 Spending Summary

It’s hard to believe that summer is already coming to an end, but August has come and gone. We had a lot of fun last month, including waterskiing, kayaking and camping with friends. Our overall spending was below target, but[…]

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An Overview of Personal Capital’s Free Financial Tools

**** SPECIAL PROMOTION: Sign up for a free Personal Capital account and receive a $20 Amazon Gift Card when you link one eligible investment account. Must click link through above. **** It’s no secret that if you want to take control of[…]

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