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

It’s no secret that if you want to take control of your finances and work towards specific goals, you need to know your overall financial picture and how much you are spending vs. saving each month. It can be overwhelming and[…]

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July 2017 Spending Summary

July numbers are in! Lots of camping and enjoyment of the summer weather over the past month. Summer offers so many budget-friendly opportunities to get outside and have fun. Hiking, hanging out at the beach, camping, biking, kayaking… The list goes[…]

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Saverdink Household 2017 Mid-Year Spending Summary

2017 has been a whirlwind – starting a new personal finance blog, tons of skiing throughout the winter, a diving trip to Belize, camping trips – oh yeah, and that pesky thing called “work” that consumes 45+ hours of our lives[…]

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June 2017 Spending Summary

June was a very busy month, which inadvertently helped our budget a little. Turns out that when you don’t have time to shop, you spend less money 🙂 Mr. Saverdink had an awesome 4-day work trip this month which contributed[…]

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Setting Financial Priorities

Once you’ve achieved a solid financial foundation and are committed to a lifestyle of living below your means, you’ll have extra money available each month to fund your financial priorities and build long-term wealth. The question becomes where should you be focusing that surplus of[…]

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