Author: Ruser

Born and raised in Chicago, he currently resides in the city with his wife and son. Previously a big spender on games and movies, he learned to appreciate thriftiness while unemployed for seven months. He now works in marketing and HR for a christian trust company, and blogs at Words to Spend.

Wix Website Builder Review

Over the summer, I was tasked with rebuilding my company’s website. I was excited about the opportunity: our current site is dated, cluttered, and a chore to navigate. Our online presence is in desperate need of a facelift. Unfortunately, I have no idea how to build a professional-looking website from scratch. Thankfully, there are many …

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Swappa Review – Buy and Sell Used Phones and Tablets

Several months ago, my wife’s iPhone slipped from her hands and hit the floor, screen-side down. You might say this affected the phone’s resale value. My wife was a trooper though. She used that phone for two more months, delicately placing it against her ear every time she answered a call and deliberately moving her …

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Groupon Coupons Review

Groupon made a name for itself with its deal-of-the-day discounted gift certificates. With Groupon Coupons, the company now has a more traditional way to save. Groupon Coupon is free to use: it has thousands of coupons from thousands of retailers, available to anyone with no upfront cost. But the name “Groupon Coupons” is a bit …

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4 Things to Do Before 2014

A lot of time and energy is focused on the holidays at the end of the year. But it’s important to set aside some time for your finances as this is the last chance to make adjustments for 2013. As you get ready to ring in the New Year, here are a few financial matters …

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4 Ways You Can Invest in Family Night

I love spending time with my son. He’s only 16 months old, so for now, I don’t have to do too much to keep him entertained. We tickle each other, play hide and seek, chase each other, and read books when we’re too tired to run around. When he gets older, I know he’ll need …

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4 Inexpensive Halloween Costume Ideas

If you really want to wow others at a Halloween party or win a costume contest this year, you’ll likely have to spend quite a bit of money — and perhaps even time — on a costume. But if you’re just looking for something fun to wear to a gathering or to go trick-or-treating, here are some inexpensive (and …

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Turning Down the Upsell

I bought my very first laptop during the summer of 2000. There are cell phones today that have better specs than that laptop, but back then, it was a top-of-the-line machine. Another way to say this: I paid way more than anyone should ever pay for a laptop with a 20GB hard drive. It was …

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A Year With Cloth Diapers

Three Thrifty Guys would like to welcome new contributing writer, Ruser to the team. He will share his life experiences, money matters and joys of raising his son. Learn more about him. There was very little discussion before my wife and I decided to cloth diaper our son. She wanted to use them and I …

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