Month: May 2017

Happiness

Striving for Sanity in an Incompatible World

Chronic pain and personal finance

The challenge of daily work when it doesn’t align with your values is daunting. I’ve struggled for as long as I can remember with the prospects of working an 8-5. I thrive with time for reflection and creativity, which the modern workplace typically stifles. People get credit for spending 8+ hours in a tiny box, […]

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Savings

How to Save 50% of your Income on a Grad Student Salary

Personal Finance Experts weigh in on reducing spending

I graduated college at the tail end of the Great Recession, and job prospects weren’t great. I also was reluctant to join the 8-5ers (I wonder if that’s true for most people seeking FI). Thus, I decided that grad school was the right path for me, and my then boyfriend (now husband) had conveniently chosen […]

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Happiness

How to Find Happiness by Ignoring the Joneses and Focusing on the Namaste

I know that I need something more. The burden of working the monotonous, repetitive, 8-5 lifestyle is dragging me down. I’m hoping this blog helps me as I stumble through life with a renewed focus on within. While I have a lot of growing to still do, I’ve realized that frugality, simplicity, yoga, nature, food, […]

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Happiness

Kiwi and Keweenaw Enters the Internet World

Emergency Fund

Hi Internet strangers! I’m Mrs. Kiwi. My pack is on the path to FIRE (financial independence, early retirement) with a focus on simple living and happiness. Something that Mr. Kiwi and I are still working through. Our other pack members (our dogs Keweenaw and Mara) seem to have this whole happiness thing figured out! If […]

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