Category: Frugal Tips

Does Debt Freedom Scare You?

Today I applied a pretty big lump sum to my mortgage in my pursuit of freedom from debt. Yep. I got paid out for my vacation from leaving my previous job, and from the money we have made from doing AirBnB. It is really amazing how the Lord has blessed us as we’ve progressed in …

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How Much it Costs to Propose During a Major League Baseball Game

With the World Series upon us, I stumbled upon a fun article about how much you’ll need to shell out to propose to your special someone at a major league baseball stadium. Just this past summer I was at a Twins game with my brother and nephew and during the middle of the game, our attention …

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Tello Try-Out Review: A Month With This No-Fee Cell Phone Provider

  This past month, our friends at Tello offered me the chance to test out their service for free along with one of their phones. After doing my initial overview of their offerings earlier this year – I thought it was a good idea to give it a fair shake. My current service is with Republic Wireless (which I …

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How Small Processes Are Costing You Big Bucks

In 2009, when I was taking over all my dad’s farming operations, he said something very interesting about efficiency. He said, “Everytime you move grain you lose 2-3% of your grain.” Being the prideful guy I am, I immediately tried to prove him wrong. I know I could think of something that would contradict that. …

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How Much I Earned From My Secret Shopping Excursion

I’ve always dreamed of being a secret shopper. It’s the closest I’ll ever come to seeing my fantasy of being an undercover spy like Jason Bourne come to fruition. Going undercover to infiltrate foreign governments…going to Runza and checking restroom cleanliness…pretty similar right? Since I’ve recently upgraded to a smartphone (yes, the date on this …

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Where to Get Rid of Old Appliances and Electronics for Free

The other day, I installed a new “over-the-range” microwave in our rental home after the old one went kaput. Needless to say, installing one of these bad boys isn’t as easy as some of those YouTube videos make it out to be! I was grateful to have the help of a good friend who helped me …

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This Company Will Help You Pay Off Your Student Loans

I’ve mentioned here before that my wife and I have a large student loan debt that we are currently paying off. My wife incurred it after receiving a Masters of Social Work degree. While it is / was a noble career pursuit, it is not very high paying. And with my wife only working part-time due …

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Where to Find the Best Price on Printer Ink

A few weeks back, my wife alerted me to the fact that our printer was out of ink and she needed it to be refilled as soon as possible. Realizing this would be a great opportunity to write a post about my experience researching the least expensive ink refill options – I asked her if …

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Brand Name vs. No-name Brand: A Price Comparison

I like Yoplait yogurt. I really like Yoplait yogurt, actually. In fact, no other yogurt will do. Dannon? Sorry, not for me. Generic brands? Not a chance. As I was scarfing down a Yoplait Strawberry Kiwi yogurt (easily the best flavor), I wondered how much my commitment to Yoplait is costing me. After examining my …

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