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How the Road to Debt Freedom is Filled With Boring Decisions

In 2007, after reading Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover, my wife and I decided to start putting our family on the road to freedom from debt. We want to live an extra-ordinary life. We wanted to live like no one else, so we could later live like no one else. Que the radio show intro! …

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7 Ways to Save Money Through Your Employer

This post originally appeared on Three Thrifty Guys in 2010. Thought it was worth republishing again in 2015, in case you missed it. One of your best ally’s in saving more money could be right next door to your cubicle: your employer. While every company is different, a majority of employers offer various perks to …

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Try These Tips to Save an Extra 10% or More on Purchases

If you’ve ever seen an episode of Pawn Stars, you can learn a lot about how the owner of the pawn shop (Rick Harrison) negotiates with folks who are wanting to sell him stuff. One of his most used tactic is to find something wrong with the item. This could be anywhere from “it will …

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When Does It Makes Sense to Stop Paying Off Debt?

Throughout the last five years our family has aggressively sought to pay off all our debt. Currently all we have left is our home mortgage, and we have hope that the finish line is soon approaching. However, we have to take a pause (or slow down) on our road to financial freedom. You see we …

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Comparison of Ooma vs Land Lines

In 2012 I made the decision to ditch my traditional land line services and opted to go with the Ooma home phone service. After having some previous bad experiences with another VOIP provider we were “once bitten, twice shy.” I laid out for our family all the cost benefits analysis of staying with Qwest, switching …

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Is Now a Good Time to Buy Gold Bullion?

This blog post was written as part of my collaboration with eBay. All opinions expressed are our own. As 2014 comes to a close our American financial house in disarray with $17.956 trillion debt, and each tax payer owing $153,000 it’s no wonder why people are starting to look at investing in gold! Hit shows like …

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Eliminate Gas Costs By Leasing an Electric Car

A few months ago my brother and I were talking about thrifty living and he mentioned someone he worked with who leases an electric car – saving him a lot of money in fuel and auto repair costs. I’d never really heard of anyone doing this – and thought the idea was genius. Being that …

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Money Saving Tips That Require Spending Money

Often times frugal people have a hard time parting with their money. I’m no exception. It is hard. It contradicts your nature, and what seems “normal” to you. However, their are times where spending a little money upfront will save you a lot of money long term. A couple of good case in points are …

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Don’t Forget Your Birthday Bonuses

Since it only comes around just once a year, don’t forget to take full advantage of all the gifts and birthday bonuses that you might receive from your favorite restaurants and businesses. Having recently celebrated a birthday, I wanted to run down some of the benefits that I received from turning another year older.

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