Tag: Groceries

Monthly Spending

December Spending Report – Lots of Travel

December Spending for a family of two plus two dogs. See their line by line budget and spending

It’s the start of a new month, which means I get to review our spending! When I first started tracking spending using Personal Capital (sign up for free today), I was not excited to see where my money was going. However, taking the time to truly dig into our budget helped us slash our annual […]

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Roundup

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 […]

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Frugality Groceries

15 Items that Always Make Our Frugal Grocery List

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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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Monthly Spending

November Spending Report – We Bought an Electric Bike (Kit)

Spend less money, see this family's real spending (DINKs with dogs!)

It’s the start of a new month, which means I get to review our spending! When I first started tracking spending using Personal Capital (sign up for free today), I was not excited to see where about my money was going, but taking the time to truly dig into our budget helped us slash our […]

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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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Frugality Savings

Route to FIRE – Reduce Your Spending Roundup

How to reduce your spending from eight personal finance experts

Reducing spending is a wise financial choice regardless of your current situation. Maybe you are paying off debt, saving to start a family, striving towards financial independence, or planning a gap year. Spending less money every year adds options. After discovering financial independence/early retirement I knew it was for me. The path seams perfect, save […]

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Activities Frugality Health

Help! I’m Scared of the Kitchen! It must be Full of Spiders or Ghosts or Human Repellent!

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Okay, how many of you have a kitchen full of gadgets you never use? (I’m raising my hand.) In order to unlock savings at the grocery store we need to demystify the art of frugal cooking. So grab your favorite frugal recipe and kitchen implement, let’s dive into a frugal conversation on groceries and the […]

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Monthly Spending

September Expense Report for Our Family of Two

September signals the end of summer, produces major garden yields, and the onset of all things pumpkin. We are overwhelmed with tomatoes and have been busy preserving the food our garden and mini-orchard are producing. We are freezing tomatoes whole and the chest freezer is full! Growing our own food has helped to save money […]

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Frugality

How to Save on Groceries this Month

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Groceries can be so expensive and everyone who wants to save money needs to buy them. Two easy ways to save on groceries this month are: Only eat at restaurants Growing all your own food The first option wouldn’t be very frugal! And the second one would have required some planning and A LOT of […]

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Frugality Monthly Spending Savings

August Expense Report – A Trip Up North, Bachelor Party and Trip to Colorado

Sunday morning and the living's easy

August was a busy month for our pack and the expense report shows it! First, we headed up north to visit a good friendĀ  in town from California! We drank wine, beer, Bloody Mary’s, and hung out on the water. It was great catching up and enjoying Michigan’s lakes in the summer. We took a […]

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