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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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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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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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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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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May 2017 Spending Summary

May spending totals are in! It was another strong month for the Saverdink household finances. We came in under budget, which has helped even out our higher than average expenses earlier in the year. Personal Capital (where we track all[…]

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