Saving For Our Future, But Still Having Fun

Even though Ernie and I are saving for our future, we still want to have fun in our everyday life. Here’s how we do it!

Last year, when Ernie and I saw the trailer for Coco, we already knew it was going to be incredible. I was excited about a new Pixar movie, especially one that would capture Mexican culture.

One of our favorite date nights is to include movie and a dinner.

I was pretty giddy to see the movie after seeing some of the initial reviews. So over the weekend, we booked our tickets for a matinee showing.

About two years ago, the local theater near us upgraded their seats! It’s so nice to be sitting in a large, recliner chair. Plus, we can pick our seats online!

As for the movie, it was incredible. I loved the music, storyline, and characters.  Definitely worth seeing!

Ernie and I love having a date night about once a week because it allows us to spend some uninterrupted time together. It’s the little moments and shared time together that make memories.

Even though our life can get hectic at times – holidays, family dinners, work schedules, traveling, it’s the everyday life that makes me so appreciative.

Moments like this can happen even though we are planning for our future. No one ever said that you can’t have a little fun while still saving money!

Vanguard wants you to experience more life moments like this because they are investors who believe that investing for the future doesn’t have to be a sacrifice now.

Did you know that Vanguard clients are 14% more likely to make time for date night compared with clients of other investment firms.* 

I appreciate a company that believes a life should actually be lived. My personal belief is that we never know what tomorrow will bring, so to live each day to the fullest. While I am setting up for my future, I still want to be able to say “YES” to so many activities and adventures.

You can find out more about Vanguard and if their community is right for you and your family here.

*The Where Investors Belong survey was conducted by market research firm Kelton Global in 2016. It polled 1,000 Vanguard clients and compared them with 1,000 clients of other investment firms. All differences between Vanguard clients and clients of other investment firms are statistically significant at the 95% confidence level. The parental stat refers to clients with children of any age who provided the number of hours per week they typically spend with their children or who, compared to other people they may know, believe to be more involved in their child’s life. The experiences of these Vanguard clients may not be representative of the experience of other Vanguard clients and aren’t a guarantee of future investment performance or success.





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  1. Megan wrote:

    My partner and I are struggling with this at the moment. We’re trying to save money to buy a house but we don’t want to be sitting in the house every day and night either. It’s tough to find the balance!

    Posted 12.7.17 Reply