Author: Aaron

Helped start Three Thrifty Guys with his friends Charlie and Mark after being inspired by how they lived their lives “on the thrift”. A designer by day, Aaron was once $40k in debt. After 5 years – he dug himself out and lives to tell about it. Aaron has also blogged at the StarTribune.

Why Network Marketing Bothers Me

The couple seems nice enough. They are certainly good looking, fun, confident and personable. Plus, they want to help me change my life (yours too, if you’ll let ‘em). They are out to sell the American dream. Yes, I too can become a millionaire just like them. It’ll be hard work – but, they believe …

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What Groceries Should Cost You Per Month

After reading a recent Reddit post about what a good weekly grocery budget for two adults would be, I thought it would be interesting to research this a bit more. LIFE magazine did a little article in 1941 discussing the rising cost of food (prices had gone up as much as 14% on some food items over …

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5 Little-Known College Scholarships

It’s graduation season and we’d like to offer a little assist to the high school graduates out there (as well as returning college students) who are looking to lower their tuition bills. With over $1.4 trillion(?!!) student loan debt out there – we’d love to help point to ways that students can access money that …

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Free Printable Mother’s Day Card

For those of you who may be in need of a Mother’s Day card today, we’ve got you covered. We’re offering a one-of-a-kind, ThreeThriftyGuys.com original. Just click on the link below and you can print out your card directly to your printer. Works on black and white or color and folds to a 4.25 x …

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How to Sell a Home By Yourself (Well, Almost)

A few weeks ago, my wife and I put our final signatures on a stack of papers which gave up our rights to the rental property we had for over nine years. It had been a difficult decision to come to this point – but the timing seemed right and were happy to see it go to …

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Dealspotr Review: Why You’ll Want to Start Your Coupon Search Here

I first learned about Dealspotr last year and thought, “Oh, great, another coupon site. Just what we needed.”  But after an initial review of the site and having a look around, the folks at Dealspotr were on to something totally different than many of the other coupon / deal sites out there. The typical online coupon …

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1st Annual TTG Easter Egg Hunt (Win Prizes!)

Happy Easter! Welcome to our first annual Easter egg hunt! We want to mark this special Christian holiday by holding a fun little Easter egg hunt for the grown-ups (and young-en’s if they wish to!). Placed throughout the website on articles as well as pages are these 6 eggs. The one you really want to find is the …

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Why Are Many Rich People So Thrifty?

Why are Bill and Warren so happy? Because Warren brought his BOGO coupon so they could get a free lunch at McD’s! Billionaire’s Bill Gates and Warren Buffett were on a trip together when they decided to stop and have lunch together at McDonald’s. Before they got to the counter, Buffett reached into his pocket …

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Life Off the Grid: Living Simply in a 14×14 Home

A few years ago when the tiny house movement was heating up, we connected with LaMar Alexander, an off-the-grid, tiny-home dweller to share about his lifestyle and experiences. We thought it would be fun to connect with him again and see how things have been going. He has over 84,000 YouTube subscribers now, sells architectural plans …

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Should Life Insurance Be Mandatory?

Let me first start by saying that I come from a viewpoint that we probably ought to legislate (control?) behavior less in our society. Less rules about how folks ought to live their lives, the better. I believe we should own and be responsible for our actions and choices. That said, there are some things I realize that are …

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