DIY Frugal Minute

Frugal Minute – Expanding Spray Foam

Expanding spray foam to the rescue in the frugal minute

There are opportunities to incorporate frugality every day. This is the first in a series that will introduce a quick frugal hint in less than a minute (or so). Today we are talking about the joys (and pains) of expanding spray foam. These will be short posts intended to take less than a minute to […]

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Frugality Travel

$500 Lake Erie Circle Tour Road Trip

Frugal Niagara Falls Trip

Road trips are a great option for frugal last minute travel. It has been a few years since we’d gone on a true road trip, and last month we zoomed off for a week long road trip around Lake Erie. We didn’t set a budget, and since we’ve embraced daily frugality we don’t stress about […]

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Monthly Spending

December Spending Report – Lots of Travel

December Spending for a family of two plus two dogs. See their line by line budget and spending

It’s the start of a new month, which means I get to review our spending! When I first started tracking spending using Personal Capital (sign up for free today), I was not excited to see where my money was going. However, taking the time to truly dig into our budget helped us slash our annual […]

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Optimization Savings

Manage Your Money – Personal Capital Review

A review of Personal Capital to see how this family used this app to save $15,000 more every year! Kiwi and Keweenaw

Are you looking to improve your finances and better understand where your money goes? Well, Personal Capital helps to make that process a little simpler. We run a very frugal home, but our frugality was unguided until we started actually looking at where we were spending our money. Not just the big categories and purchases, […]

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Happiness

Focus on Your One Thing

Find your one goal for 2018 and achieve your resolutions

We all have things we’d like to change and improve, right? Sometimes we set resolutions to try to fix those things, and often, they fail. They say it only takes three weeks to form a habit, but I question that research based on my experience. However, I’ve found that by committing to one thing, I’m […]

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Frugality

Get to Know the Frugal Pack

Hi readers! I’m Mrs. Kiwi and I write the bulk of the content here! To welcome you all into the frugal pack, I wanted to share a little more about our pack. Both my hubby and I are environmental engineers, millennials, and lovers of all things frugal! Our pack (two humans, two dogs) has cut […]

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Roundup

2017 Fab 5 Articles

Kiwi And Keweenaw Top Posts of 2017 Frugality, Environment, Sustainability, Cars, Groceries, Spending, Money, Budget, Vegan

I hope you all are having a wonderful end to 2017. Mr. Kiwi is enjoying his month off before starting the new job! And I’m enjoying taking a week off staycation to relax, recharge, and spend time with family/friends. 2017 has been a weird year, filled with lots of personal growth, and lots of fails […]

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Debt Optimization

The Case for Not Running through College

Why Taking Four Years for College is a Good Choice

A popular trend is to graduate college and get that degree as quickly as possible. Every year spent in college is another year with money pouring out the door, not a drop from the faucet, more like water at the top of Niagara Falls cascading over the falls! Plus, you also are losing some of […]

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Activities

Happy Holidays and Thank You

Frugal Lake Erie Circle Tour Road Trip

I hope you all are enjoying spending time on things you value during the holiday season. Whether that involves family, friends, the great outdoors, or getting cozy with a cup of cocoa (or cold brew coffee). Thank You Frugal Pack Readers I wanted to take a moment and thank all of you readers, bloggers, and […]

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Debt Guest Posts

How I dealt with debt and personal relationship turmoil and came back in a normal financial life

Blueberry Field

Today’s post is contributed by Amy Nickson, a passionate writer on finance. Amy is a professional blogger whom has started her own blog and also works as a contributor for the Oak View Law Group. Please share your opinions by commenting below. How I dealt with debt and personal relationship turmoil and came back in […]

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