How to Avoid Boredom in Retirement

Having financial security in retirement is the major concern for most people in their working life. There is the notion that having enough money to handle ongoing medical, household and luxury expenses is the key to achieving a happy, comfortable future. Because money is such an all-encompassing concern, it’s no surprise that many are blindsided … Read more

Your Guide to Legacy Projects

Many of us feel compelled to have a lasting impact on our surroundings. We want our friends, family and community to remember us long after we’re gone. Often, however, that desire is more easily expressed than it is fulfilled.  “There are three deaths: the first is when the body ceases to function. The second is … Read more

Using a Coach or Buddy System for Accountability

Accountability is an important part of any success plan. Without it, you can often lose motivation. It’s important to have a system that will actually work to ensure your success..  Having an accountability buddy or coach can be extremely effective. But you also need to know which program you can benefit from the best. In … Read more

17 Interesting Part-Time Jobs for Retirees

Finding a job as a retiree can be difficult and tedious. Even though you have the experience and strong work ethic, many companies are looking for more youthful employees. But that does not mean you cannot find a more enjoyable position. Instead, check out these 17 interesting part-time jobs for retirees. Not All Retiree Jobs … Read more

The Free Housing Experiment

By Mrs. Kiwi in free apartment, free housing, Frugal, home improvement, home renovation, housing savings, lifelong learningOne commentTHIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS. PLEASE SEE MY DISCLOSURE FOR MORE INFORMATION. The first apartment we lived in together was affordable. For $500/month we had a one bedroom apartment, walking distance from campus and downtown with free … Read more

Simplifying through #ActsofKindness

The holiday season is filled with a plethora of excuses to spend money and lose focus of your values. Just a few years ago, Mr. Kiwi and I were part of the herd filing into stores as they opened in the early hours of Black Friday morning. And, while I love thoughtful gift exchanges, my priorities have broken sharply … Read more

Is an Emergency Fund Necessary with a High Savings Rate?

By Mrs. Kiwi in Budget, Budget for Two, debt, Efficiency, Expenses, Financial Independence, Happiness, saving money, Savings, Savings Rate, simple living, Simplicity, Spending24 commentsThis post may contain affiliate links, please see my disclosures for more information. Emergency funds are needed, right? Every personal finance expert advises building up one regardless of your financial situation. General … Read more