Month: December 2017


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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]


Financial Year (No Wait, Beer!) in Review

Brewery and games for a frugal night out

Yum, beer, that’s much more fun to think about than our financial year in review! So, you might as well have a beer in hand as we review 2017, adjust our asset allocation, determine if we’ve maxed out all of our tax advantaged accounts, and set goals for the year ahead! 2017 Drinking Financial Goals […]

Happiness Health

The Christmas Gifts I’m Getting for Myself

Gifts to give yourself for the holidays - what I'm giving myself

Let’s be real, gifts on holidays and birthdays can be a let down. I get that it’s the thought that counts, and fortunately my family stopped exchanging gifts, but the in laws and some other people still insist on annual gift giving. I always try to have a few items on my wish list around […]


Quitting a Job in Style

how to quit your job and get your boss to invite you back

As some of you know, Mr. Kiwi quit his job a few weeks ago, and achieved what most people quitting their job should hope to receive: an offer to come back to your previous employer. While it is fun to jet off and try new things, hunt for the correct job fit, or go back […]

Guest Posts

Side- hustle: Because everyone has the nine to five, now it’s time to get ahead with the five to nine

My side hustle Airbnb using airbnbn to make more money

Today’s guest post comes from Katie Welsh who has hustled to a positive net worth! Check out her personal finance podcast Chain of Wealth. It seems as though the world has shifted completely in the last decade and everyone is searching for an easy way to make an extra buck. Side hustles are the new […]

DIY Frugality

DIY Cold Brew Coffee on Nitro at Home

How to make cold brew coffee on nitrogen at home. Complete recipe, needed equipment list, and more! Kiwi And Keweenaw

We all have a morning routine, right? You wake up, roll out of bed, maybe work out/meditate, go to work, and then sometime between 9:30-11:30 you drink that first cup of coffee! That’s when your cortisol levels have dropped and the coffee will help keep you productive! Okay, maybe I’m the only one who delays […]

Frugality Groceries

15 Items that Always Make Our Frugal Grocery List

frugal recipes frugal kitchen

We’ve slashed our grocery budget to $225/month for two adults, and I’m excited to share with all of you the fifteen items that we consistently buy to make this possible! These foods help us save money on groceries, and get our shopping done quickly. We were originally spending $700/month on groceries to feed our household! […]