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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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Michigan, United States
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DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)

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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 […] The post Quitting a Job in Style appeared first on Kiwi and Keweenaw. ...
Posted: Dec 13 2017 @ 8:00 AM
Today’s guest post comes from Katie Welsh who has hustled to a positive net worth! Check out her personal finance podcast Chain of Wealth. It seems as though the world has shifted completely in the last decade and everyone is searching for an easy way to make an extra buck. Side hustles are the new […] The post Guest Post-Side- hustle: Because everyone has the nine to five, now it’s time ...
Posted: Dec 11 2017 @ 8:00 AM
We all have a morning routine, right' You wake up, roll out of bed, maybe work out/meditate, go to work, and then sometime between 9:30-11:30 you drink that first cup of coffee! That’s when your cortisol levels have dropped and the coffee will help keep you productive! Okay, maybe I’m the only one who delays […] The post DIY Cold Brew Coffee on Nitro at Home appeared first on Kiwi and ...
Posted: Dec 08 2017 @ 8:00 AM
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! […] The post 15 Items that Always Make Our Frugal Grocery List appeared first on Kiwi ...
Posted: Dec 06 2017 @ 11:56 AM
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 […] The post Changing Careers and Choosing a 60% Pay Cut appeared first on Kiwi and ...
Posted: Dec 04 2017 @ 8:00 AM
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 […] The post November Spending Report – We Bought an Electric Bike (Kit) appeared first on ...
Posted: Dec 01 2017 @ 8:00 AM
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! […] The post Complainypants Mustachian Fail appeared first on Kiwi and Keweenaw. ...
Posted: Nov 29 2017 @ 7:00 AM
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 […] The post Don’t Give Up on Gratitude appeared first on Kiwi and Keweenaw. ...
Posted: Nov 27 2017 @ 7:00 AM
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 […] The post Kitchen Tools for the Frugal Chef appeared first on Kiwi and Keweenaw. ...
Posted: Nov 24 2017 @ 6:00 AM
I remember going Black Friday shopping with my parents as a kid. It was the tradition. We’d go have family Thanksgiving dinner. Then, after we were done eating, it was time for cards (cribbage or euchre) and reading through all of the sales ads. Everyone had their own notepad and we’d sit in sort of […] The post Deconstructed Black Friday Traditions appeared first on Kiwi and Keweenaw. ...
Posted: Nov 22 2017 @ 7:00 AM


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