Category: Frugality

Frugality

My Love Hate Relationship with Couponing

Saving money is one of my favorite daily life hacks. And coupons may initially seem like a great strategy to get the most savings for your buck. However, as many people before me have said 40% off is still 60% more than not buying the thing.  It took me a long time to learn that […]

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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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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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DIY Frugality

Free DIY Bathroom Vanity Renovation

DIY Bathroom Vanity Renovation

Winter is the time to get some home renovations done! When we bought our 1960s ranch four years ago, we had grand plans of quickly redoing almost every surface. Then reality sunk in, we started getting more frugal, and we chose to embrace the slower side of renos. The guest bathroom vanity has irked me […]

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Frugality Groceries

Frugal Grocery Indulgences

Frugal grocery indulgences to save more money overall

A big secret to lowering our grocery bill so substantially is that we indulge. Yep, a frugal grocery list has room for a few splurges too!  Getting ourselves to stop going out to eat randomly, give up our Qdoba habit has been learning to cook food we love at home. That starts with buying groceries […]

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Frugality Optimization Work

442 Reasons Why I Walk

Where can you cut costs? This frugal wife saves $442 by not paying for parking at work and walking a bit farther! Find free parking tips for your city! Kiwi and Keweenaw is a great frugal living blog

I walk one mile every week day. Minimum. Well, at least every day I go to work, since that’s how far away I park. I built in walking for many reasons. But it all started with $17. When I accepted a new job a few years ago, I lost the perk of free parking. I […]

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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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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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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 […]

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Frugality Groceries

15 Items that Always Make Our Frugal Grocery List

Frugal grocery indulgences to save more money overall

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! […]

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