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I've raised my savings to 11% this year. As someone has already pointed out I could start doing different vacations or travel cheaper and invest the difference. That's not something I'm willing to do just yet. I have a stressful job and I like nice vacations to relax.

I found it really helpful to enter all my spending for the last several years into Quicken with each expenditure categorized. (I had kept all my check-book registers and credit card statements.) It was easy to find ways to spend less so that I could save more. I got to keep all my vacations by cutting back on things I didn't care about.

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