Dane Spoelker

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Dane Spoelker

 

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Considering starting your saving's journey with us? Don't take our word for it; Dane is here to share his story. 

What is he saving for?

With Stacks, I have successfully saved for vacations / trips to new cities, making updates to my home, and created a general rainy day fund! Crazy to say it looks like I have only cracked the surface of Stacks with all the possible things there are to save for, based on the ideas Stacks provides/prompts to help you save.

Thanks to Stacks, my wife and I have recently taken a trip to New York City, where we fine dined, visited landmarks, and went to a Pro Football game, and we have another trip planned to head back to Chicago this May of 2019. Memorable is an understatement for both of these cities alone, but the best part, at least for finance-watching, budget-obsessing, frugal me, is ALREADY HAVING THE MONEY in place, because it was set aside over time and saved, using Stacks.  Having that foundation in place did nothing but allow me to enjoy myself even more, and say yes to more opportunities, activities and experiences.

 

What is he saving for?

With Stacks, I have successfully saved for vacations / trips to new cities, making updates to my home, and created a general rainy day fund! Crazy to say it looks like I have only cracked the surface of Stacks with all the possible things there are to save for, based on the ideas Stacks provides/prompts to help you save.

Thanks to Stacks, my wife and I have recently taken a trip to New York City, where we fine dined, visited landmarks, and went to a Pro Football game, and we have another trip planned to head back to Chicago this May of 2019. Memorable is an understatement for both of these cities alone, but the best part, at least for finance-watching, budget-obsessing, frugal me, is ALREADY HAVING THE MONEY in place, because it was set aside over time and saved, using Stacks.  Having that foundation in place did nothing but allow me to enjoy myself even more, and say yes to more opportunities, activities and experiences.

Dane and his girlfriend saved up to travel to New York!
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As I mentioned with updates to our home, we saved the right way with Stacks. We were finally able to screen-in our back porch, buy a new mirror for our front/entry room, and new lighting in our kitchen! It just goes to show you how saving for things big and small can still be easy and affordable! Top all that off with the sense of accomplishment!

He also Stacked for a house remodel!
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He also Stacked for a house remodel!
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Review

Aside from the interactive interface(s) and overall user friendliness, I get the most from the app through its auto-contribution capabilities and the level of organization provided by creating multiple/different stacks, specific to my needs or wants. Having everything I want to save for, big and small, “spread out” and organized just provides me with peace of mind I need and simplifies the daunting task of budgeting/saving. Not to mention, Stacks keeps me well informed/notified via email every step of the way, with easy to understand directions or updates!

The best way to save money, in some way, shape or form, has always been to do it without notice, or act as if it’s another payment in your budget. With Stacks, I simply enter a goal for how much money I want for a particular Stack, and the time, math and contributions are then done for me through the app, so I just implement that into my budget, and then I’m on cruise control to my next purchase. It cannot get any easier!

I have not tapped in to the group saving/distributing, but it’s definitely something I look forward to utilizing in the near future!

Finally, knowing in the back of your mind that you CAN easily save and have some funds to fall back on, without tapping into your savings is so comforting. Stacks makes and has made all of this possible, and I couldn’t be happier with using it! Thanks Stacks! 

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