Savings rate: 67%
Trying to finish out the year strong, since next year will be very eventful and transitional. Saving this much is all about planning for the future.
I had a great potluck Thanksgiving with friends this year. If you have friends that live nearby (or friendly neighbors), potlucks are a great social alternative to eating out, even if it’s not Thanksgiving.
Most of my Christmas shopping is done at this point. A little thought goes a long way. People love homemade gifts, and they tend to cost less as well.
Have a great rest of 2013!