April 2018 Spending Summary

April spending was far more reasonable than the first three months of the year! Our spending last month was over $4,000 less than prior months thanks to a few quiet weekends at home and no travel expenditures. Summary chart courtesy of Personal[…]

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March 2018 Spending Summary

March spending revealed another expensive month thanks to future travel and our skiing addiction. It was practically a 50/50 split between core spending (housing, food, transportation) and discretionary spending (vacations and hobbies). Two local ski weekends and two pairs of[…]

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February 2018 Spending Summary

February was an expensive month thanks to real-time and future vacation expenses dominating our budget. Not complaining 🙂 Our core expenses for February were surprisingly low thanks to the shorter month and an awesome 9-day ski vacation to Colorado which[…]

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January 2018 Spending Summary

A new year is well on its way and we’ve been so busy enjoying the winter weather (interpretation: skiing) that I’m woefully behind on Saverdink updates! The snow has melted and mud season is now upon us. Time to buckle[…]

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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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