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Sarah Saverdink
Save more, invest more, retire early. A young couple's journey to financial independence.
Save more, invest more, retire early. A young couple's journey to financial independence.
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New Post! The Saverdink's 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 a few categories were higher…

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NEW POST! 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 difficult to manage if you…

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New Post! Saverdink Household 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 on.…

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NEW POST! 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 each week. Time to see how…

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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 to a weeklong “spending freeze” –…

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NEW POST! Setting Financial Priorities #finances #buildwealth

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…

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New Post! 8 Ways to Save Money while Shopping Online

Once you have a budget established, start taking small (and large!) steps to cut down unnecessary expenses. Today’s money saving edition: Online Shopping. If you already do a lot of shopping online, it’s time to re-evaluate and see how many of those items…

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NEW POST: Five Tenets for Achieving Financial Security #financialhabits #personalfinance #moneytips

Financial Security. We all need it. Whether you are trying to break away from the cycle of living paycheck-to-paycheck or focusing on building long-term wealth, there are a few key steps that will allow you to achieve a solid financial foundation. Once…

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New post! The Saverdink's 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 of our income and…

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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 a year. Luckily for…
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