Tag: Health

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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Happiness

Focus on Your One Thing

Find your one goal for 2018 and achieve your resolutions

We all have things we’d like to change and improve, right? Sometimes we set resolutions to try to fix those things, and often, they fail. They say it only takes three weeks to form a habit, but I question that research based on my experience. However, I’ve found that by committing to one thing, I’m […]

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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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Happiness Health

The Christmas Gifts I’m Getting for Myself

Gifts to give yourself for the holidays - what I'm giving myself KiwiAndKeweenaw.com

Let’s be real, gifts on holidays and birthdays can be a let down. I get that it’s the thought that counts, and fortunately my family stopped exchanging gifts, but the in laws and some other people still insist on annual gift giving. I always try to have a few items on my wish list around […]

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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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Happiness Mustachian Fails

Complainypants Mustachian Fail

Do you complain too much! How to complain less!

I’ve been in Lean Process Improvement for my job this past month, which has been so tedious! Ugh, all day meetings are not my jam. My partner has had to deal with complainypants me! Which brings us to the Monthly Mustachian Fail of course! I am (more often than I’d like to admit) a complainypants! […]

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Frugality Happiness Health Optimization

Don’t Give Up on Gratitude

Get to know the frugal pack

In the US we just finished our Thanksgiving holiday weekend, which starts with giving thanks and ends with wrestling discounted televisions from your neighbors to save a few bucks. When we were poor graduate students, our apartment was sparse, and those savings felt real – so we shopped on Black Friday. Now that we are […]

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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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Happiness Optimization

Optimizing for Your Values by Questioning Your Spending

Make your spending match your values

I live my life questioning everything and focused on my values, ahem, in theory. Perfection escapes us all, but striving for perfection and learning to embrace your failures will make the journey easier. Thus, while it is easy to propose that I’ll challenge everything, inevitably I realize that I have room for improvement. Over the […]

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Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain Challenged us to Build a Simpler Life

Chronic pain and personal finance

A simple life goes against many aspects of my nature. I love travel, adventures, and have a million hobbies. Well, okay, one million may be an exaggeration, but I am very good at keeping myself busy. Seeking financial independence involves taking control of your own life, but when chronic pain is present, that control is […]

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