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Work

Am I an Entitled Employee?

Now that I have a super solid emergency fund (and FU fund) I carry around many expectations of my employer. Plus, I’m an entitled millennial, so I have that going for me too! Thus, I shouldn’t have been surprised last week when one of my coworkers stated that I should be more grateful for what […]

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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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Work

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 […]

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Happiness Mr. Kiwi Work

Changing Careers and Choosing a 60% Pay Cut

Story-time – Deciding to Take a Job with a Large Pay Cut (Written by Mr. Kiwi) It’s difficult for me to talk about my career and future without launching into my whole life story. It feels like maybe if I explain the whole thing maybe you’ll be able to help give me advice or at […]

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Stop Being Miserable – Financial Independence Options

Financial Independence Options

How do you make it though the every day burden of going to work and doing the motions? Is one of the most common questions I’ve seen on the Reddit Financial Independence community. I still have moments where I question that too, but it’s gotten a lot easier after making it through the first year […]

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Optimize Your Career Path – Public Service vs Private Sector

When I ditched my consulting job at a highly visible, well known, environmental services firm to work in the public sector I received a lot of odd glances. Public sector jobs don’t have the best reputation. Fortunately, since I’m seeking financial independence, I’m used to getting weird looks. This article will help you navigate the […]

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Frugality Savings Work

Our FIRE Date

For writing about financial independence I sure haven’t spent a lot of time actually talking about the numbers, dates, and logistical aspects. There are lots of other bloggers who have gone down the IRS wormhole and figured out optimization. Since I like using the resources available to me, I have not recreated the wheel. Instead, […]

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Savings Work

June Spending Report for our Family of Two (Just 1 Month Late)

Gardening encourages creativity, happiness, and frugality

A monthly feature on the blog will be a detailed breakdown of our expenses aka spending. The first will be our June spending report. Spoiler alert, the July one is coming soon! For those of you who are not aware we are a pack of two adults and two six year old dogs (who I […]

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Now Trying Shipt! I’m Ready to be a Shipt Shopper

Hustling by shopping through shipt

Shipt is about to launch in my city, so I figured why not try shopping as a side hustle? I absolutely love grocery shopping. I love learning about new foods, wine, beer, recipes, and cultures. What can go wrong with shopping and getting paid for it, right? Ha! Well, we will see after the launch […]

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Work

Why do I want to quit my job?

The fact that I want to quit my job has been a driving force for me seeking FIRE over the past four years. Some days I cannot understand how some people enjoy their jobs. But, I think in classic millennial style I was raised believing that I can achieve anything (but I’m going to have […]

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