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Mrs. Kiwi

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Kiwi and Keweenaw
Early Retirement
Millennial, frugality, family, lifestyle, minimalism, happiness, chronic pain, simple living, gardening, homesteading
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Lansing, Michigan, United States
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DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)

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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, […] The post The Cost of Driving appeared first on Kiwi and Keweenaw. ...
Posted: Oct 16 2017 @ 7:03 AM
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 […] The post Where’s Your Favorite Place? appeared first on Kiwi and Keweenaw. ...
Posted: Oct 13 2017 @ 7:03 AM
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 […] The post Route to FIRE – Reduce Your Spending Roundup appeared first on Kiwi and ...
Posted: Oct 11 2017 @ 7:05 AM
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 […] The post Help! I’m Scared of the Kitchen! It must be Full of Spiders or ...
Posted: Oct 09 2017 @ 7:02 AM
We all know the MMM does not own any pets and he has written about it: Good News! Dog Ownership is Optional! I agree pets are a luxury item, and one of the earliest luxury items we splurged on. We even got our dogs before either of our cars. How many small city/suburban dwelling people […] The post Monthly Mustachian Fail – Cost of Pet Ownership appeared first on Kiwi and ...
Posted: Oct 06 2017 @ 7:02 AM
Being in a wedding doesn’t have to be expensive! Have you have been asked to be in a wedding, and then dreaded the associated costs?   You want to support your friend and spend that time with them leading up to the wedding. Don’t worry, you can save money and support your best friends! According […] The post Slash Your Spending as a Wedding Guest (and Best Man) appeared first on ...
Posted: Oct 04 2017 @ 7:02 AM
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 […] The post September Expense Report for Our Family of Two appeared first on Kiwi and ...
Posted: Oct 02 2017 @ 7:02 AM
This blog post is part of the Suicide Prevention Awareness Month blog tour in partnership with Debt Drop. If you are feeling suicidal, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text HOME to 741741. People who are struggling with debt are more likely to suffer from depression and consider suicide than those […] The post Financial Instability – Debt, Depression, and Suicide appeared first on Kiwi and Keweenaw. ...
Posted: Sep 30 2017 @ 7:15 AM
The Kiwi and Keweenaw household leads a pretty lean life, but we make so many mistakes and non-optimized choices! This drives us two engineers crazy, but happiness also fits into the optimization calculator, which is a qualitative not quantitative measure. While there are many mustachian fails to discuss, this month I’m going to attach some […] The post Monthly Mustachian Fail – Car Ownership appeared first on Kiwi and Keweenaw. ...
Posted: Sep 29 2017 @ 7:15 AM
This post may contain affiliate links, see our disclosure here. When we were house hunting people did not shy away from giving us their opinions. One friend even told us she liked our house, “if you like old dirty things.” She seriously said that, with a straight face, thinking she was being supportive! Wow, the […] The post Frugal Home Improvements You Can DIY appeared first on Kiwi and Keweenaw. ...
Posted: Sep 27 2017 @ 7:47 AM


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