Tag: Work

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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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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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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Work

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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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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Happiness Savings

Overcoming Fear

Overcoming Fear

Fear too often guides decision making and keeps people from reaching their goals. Overcoming fear is a constant challenge, but will typically lead to greater happiness. Today’s political landscape highlights how fear is leading decision making, which breeds further fear. Education, meeting other people, and getting out of your comfort zone is critical to overcoming […]

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Health

Healthy Habits for Financial Independence and my Future

Engagement Day

Reaching FIRE isn’t very helpful if I am not overall a healthy person. As I’ve previously described I’ve struggled with being obese for my entire life. Habits made while young are tough to break, but excuses demand a face-punch. Throughout 2017 I have been working to develop more healthy habits. Mr. Kiwi has been an […]

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Happiness

Striving for Sanity in an Incompatible World

Chronic pain and personal finance

The challenge of daily work when it doesn’t align with your values is daunting. I’ve struggled for as long as I can remember with the prospects of working an 8-5. I thrive with time for reflection and creativity, which the modern workplace typically stifles. Finding Purpose When Work Doesn’t Provide It People get credit for […]

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