Author: Mr. Saturday

Trail Life & Magic of Backpacking // The Ties That Bind (Part 3)

Have you taken a true multi-night backpacking trip into the wild outdoors? The kind of trip where it’s just you (maybe some friends), your pack, some trekking poles, a trusty pair of hiking boots, and a grand sense of adventure? If you have, you’ve probably experienced the captivating magic of trail life. The range of emotions you feel during and after a big adventure spans from the tough lows up to magnificent highs, but the memory you take with you in the end is truly magical. In this 4-part series, I’m not going into the nuts and bolts of...

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Start Early // Make Golden Years into Golden Decades

So here you are – your Golden Years. You’ve worked hard your whole life, stashed away money year after year, the kids are grown and moved out (if you had kids), and now you’re finally ready to reap your rewards and start living the good life. How old are you now? Currently as I’m writing this, I’m decades younger than retirement age and thinking: I want to start living the good life as early as I possibly can! Why should I wait until I’m past 60 to start enjoying life when I could RIGHT NOW? There are a variety...

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Trail Life & Magic of Backpacking // Reset to Simple (Part 2)

Have you taken a true multi-night backpacking trip into the wild outdoors? The kind of trip where it’s just you (maybe some friends), your pack, some trekking poles, a trusty pair of hiking boots, and a grand sense of adventure? If you have, you’ve probably experienced the captivating magic of trail life. The range of emotions you feel during and after a big adventure spans from the tough lows up to magnificent highs, but the memory you take with you in the end is truly magical. In this 4-part series, I’m not going into the nuts and bolts of...

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When Should You Call a Professional?

Today we bring you our first guest post! Our friend Mrs. Picky Pincher stopped by to answer an important question: When should you call a professional? For us, we love to fix things ourselves. Whether it’s a leaky toilet, replacing a pool pump, irrigation issues, or installing ceiling fans or lighting, we’re pretty handy at most things. It builds our personal skillsets, saves us a ton of money, and helps us build confidence in our abilities, but there are some jobs we feel more comfortable leaving to a professional. Anyways, take it away Mrs. Picky Pincher! ***** Bio: Mrs....

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Trail Life & Magic of Backpacking // Tickle Your Senses (Part 1)

Have you taken a true multi-night backpacking trip into the wild outdoors? The kind of trip where it’s just you (maybe some friends), your pack, some trekking poles, a trusty pair of hiking boots, and a grand sense of adventure? If you have, you’ve probably experienced the captivating magic of trail life. The range of emotions you feel during and after a big adventure spans from the tough lows up to magnificent highs, but the memory you take with you in the end is truly magical. In this 4-part series, I’m not going into the nuts and bolts of...

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3 Common Stressors (How to Conquer Them)

During the end of last year around the holidays and election I noticed so many people with terrible stress. I was starting to feel like there are a lot of miserable people surrounding us. I’m talking about co-workers, friends, drivers, pedestrians, shoppers, and even family! Why is that? No matter what happened politically or who died during the year, 2016 rocked for us. We continued our plan for financial independence, started walking daily before work, practiced stress-relieving yoga, and even took up salsa dancing! I know I’m being quick to judge since you can’t know everyone’s internal struggle and...

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Our “Average” Perfect Day (A Template)

What’s your idea of a perfect day? We all have incredible & remarkable days in our memory that we’d love to repeat many times over, but what about your average day? A day that you could live comfortably over and over with a smile on your face.  One that leaves you content and fulfilled. What comes to mind? Said another way, if you could design what a typical day would look like, what items would fill your schedule? Over the past year we’ve been pondering this same question as we discover new loves like salsa dancing, morning walks, yoga,...

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My Biggest Purchase Fail Ever – A Super Bicycle

Today’s fail post comes to you courtesy of Mr. Saturday’s younger 20-something-year-old self. (As opposed to Mrs. Saturday’s younger self, since she was exceedingly more responsible than me!) To start off with, Mr. Money Mustache would highly agree with me that we need to ride our bicycles more often. Cruising around in high-powered wheelchairs with cushy seats doesn’t make a lot of sense if you’re commuting a couple of miles. We could all work a little harder on this goal for sure. So back in the early 2000’s, I worked for a local electronics store which was 5.7 miles...

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How to Start Liking Beer // 1 Easy Step

I get it. I was right there with you when I was younger – I didn’t like beer. Hated it actually. It had this strange zing at the end of the flavor, along with all of that terrible carbonation. Bud Light, Michelob, Coors, Heineken. All gross no matter how many times I tried them. What I wanted was a sweet, flavored Zima Citrus! (lol) Or a wine cooler. (sophisticated right?) Or maybe some kind of mixed-drink concoction. Mudslide? Lynchburg Lemonade? Oh yeah. That’s where it was at. But beer? I would’ve been okay with it never being discovered in...

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2016 Year in Review: Focus Priorities & Renewal

Welcome to our year in review! While we didn’t have official goals on the books yet, these were some of the things we kept in mind that we wanted to accomplish and build on. For us, 2016 held a lot of excitement and personal growth. We are continually examining what can be better in our lives and what we truly want out of life. It’s exciting to look back and check things off our list that we accomplished, but it’s also interesting to see the things we wanted to do and either failed at or just didn’t get done....

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Hi! We're Seeking Saturdays, two adventurers planning our escape from corporate life to our dream life. Our bucket list consists of adventure travel, salsa dancing, backpacking, & our goal:
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Update December 2017

EARLY RETIREMENT GOAL:

27.0% (w/Estimated Expenses)

SAVINGS RATE:

61.2% (Last 12 Months)

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