Tag: Travel

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 […]


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 […]

Environment Frugality Happiness

The Cost of Driving – Gas

Cost of Car Ownership

Contrary to popular advertising, you really can save the planet by spending less of your money. Have you ever been shopping for a product, but then done a deep dive down the sustainability rabbit-hole? Is this from sustainably sourced cork? Which leads to the least carbon emissions/deforestation or greatest support of the local economy? Cork, […]

Activities Happiness

Where’s Your Favorite Place?

How to travel more and travel now

Oh the places you’ll go when you reach FIRE! Are you rushing to that finish line so you can slow travel each continent, embrace different cultures, eat all the food, and finally experience living in the remote wilderness? You might be missing out on today if that sounds familiar! But, no, you QUESTION EVERYTHING!?! And […]

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 […]

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 friend  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 […]


Not All Friends have to be Frugal Friends

Rocky falls

I love to travel, and we recently returned from a week long vacation to Colorado. On the trip we caught up with friends, climbed a mountain, explored breweries, and spent lots of time sitting around a fire. We have many frugal friends, but the four we were traveling with would certainly not qualify. One of […]