A Weekend at Acadia National Park for under $300

Happy Memorial Day, everyone! Mr. Saverdink and I just returned from a fantastic long-weekend camping trip at Acadia National Park on Maine’s Mount Desert Island. We love Acadia for a number of reasons and try to visit at least once[…]

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How this 32-year-old couple saved $1 million

We, Mr. and Mrs. Saverdink, are a pretty nondescript couple on the outside. We both have engineering degrees and have spent the past 10 years working standard Monday – Friday jobs. We own a moderately sized 3-bedroom house in a[…]

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The Importance of an Emergency Fund

Financial stability is about more than just the money. It’s about peace of mind and knowing that if an unexpected event occurs, you are prepared to handle it. A study in December 2015 showed that 63% of Americans do not have enough[…]

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April 2017 Spending Summary

April was a fantastic month from both a financial and a traveling-to-new-places-and-having-lots-of-fun standpoint. We came in almost $2,000 under budget this month! As an April Fool’s joke, we left Boston in the middle of a major snowstorm (gotta love New[…]

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Jan, Feb, March 2017 Spending Summary

It’s hard to believe it’s May already. Even though this blog just came into existence in April, I want to keep us accountable for our monthly spending throughout the entire year. Our 2017 monthly budget is already planned, so let’s[…]

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Where Does the Money Go? Time to Create a Budget!

“Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.” ~Benjamin Franklin Creating your first budget can definitely seem overwhelming, but if you’re looking to get ahead financially, it’s a must have. There is no compromising on this[…]

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