Category: Activities

Activities Frugality

Our Balanced Frugal Shopping Ban

2018 Balanced frugal shopping ban, all the rules, lists, and things defined

I didn’t think a shopping ban was for me. Initially I focused on the fact that we have our frugal lifestyle on lock down. A spendy month, really isn’t all that extravagent. When I’m given a gift card that isn’t to the grocery store I have a hard time spending them. I rarely bring new […]

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40 Days of Decluttering

Decluttering together! Join the challenge and get rid 80 items in 40 days! Perfect for Lent!

Until we bought our home Mr. Kiwi and I had moved every year for the previous six years. First individually, each year at college, and then together in our new hometown. Moving every year is a great way to reset and go through all of your items. It helped to make sure we didn’t start […]

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Activities Frugality

What I’ve Learned By Canceling Netflix

Cancel Netflix to consume media more intentionally and get that to do list done, reflections for four months without netflix

We canceled Netflix back in October, and in addition saving $32, I’ve also saved lots of time and learned a few more things about myself. After having Netflix constantly since 2010, we took a break. The break wasn’t meant to be a TV watching ban or with any specific goals in mind. Mostly, I was […]

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Happy Holidays and Thank You

Risk and money vs risk and real life are totally different things

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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Activities Frugality

Kitchen Tools for the Frugal Chef

Frugal Kitchen Tools

Saving money on groceries is a favorite frugal focus recommended by most personal finance bloggers. And for good reason, I may add! Over the past four years we have reduced our grocery bill by over 50%. But the other part of saving money on groceries is learning how to cook healthy meals at home. We […]

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Activities Frugality Mr. Kiwi

Deconstructed Black Friday Traditions

Black Friday shopping traditions using 20 years of experience. The best stories, tips and tricks for black friday shopping

I remember going Black Friday shopping with my parents as a kid. It was the tradition. We’d go have family Thanksgiving dinner. Then, after we were done eating, it was time for cards (cribbage or euchre) and reading through all of the sales ads. Everyone had their own notepad and we’d sit in sort of […]

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Activities Environment Happiness

Simplifying through #ActsofKindness

#actsofkindness This Christmas season donate your time, money, and things to help others in need and focus less on consuming

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 […]

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Activities Frugality Happiness Optimization

Frugality: Spend Less by Enjoying More

We are entering the season of advertising, deals, and coupons galore! Around every corner is an opportunity to spend money! In fact, we are always entering a new season of advertising and excuses to shop to save:  From New Year’s, to Memorial Day, Sweethearts’ Day, to after Christmas, there is always a new sale and […]

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Activities Frugality Health

Save Your Scraps! Frugal Vegetable Stock Recipe

We all love spending less money at the grocery store, right!? Our frugal pack has cut our grocery spending by 33% this year (and 60% over four years) by changing how we shop! But, instead of resting on this improvement, we are still looking for ways to frugalize our grocery bill and eat delicious, healthy, […]

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Activities Frugality Happiness Health

Four Frugal and Healthy Habits to Make Today

College planning isn't as easy as enjoying a sunset

Practicing frugality is a daily activity, and the more you incorporate frugality into your life the easier it is to maintain. If frugality could be done for only one day and produce major life-changing financial results, there’d be a lot more frugal people out there! But true frugality involves embracing it and adjusting your daily […]

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