Why We Purchased a Business

I’ve been thinking about writing this post for some time now after my wife and I purchased a business this spring. I’ve been holding on sharing too much as my wife and I are have worked through the details and (to be honest) been a little overwhelmed in taking on this “living” entity. There’s a …

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How to Save Money on Lawn Care (Do it Yourself Tips)

In a bad economy it’s always hard to save money on lawn care, and at the same time you don’t want your lawn to look like a jungle. If you live a suburban lifestyle as well you don’t want your lawn to be the talk of the neighborhood. Since going from being raised on a …

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Passive Income Streams: May 2018 Report

Well…after 13 years to the date of buying our house, we have officially paid it off! YA!!!! It is hard to believe! After all the hard work of paying extra, putting the multiple income streams towards it, and making a lot of sacrifices. It still feels surreal that it is true. I felt like I …

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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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5 Tips for Better Negotiating (and Getting What You Want)

One of the better books I’ve read in the past several years (since this post was first published in 2013) dealt with the subject of negotiation. Negotiation Boot Camp by Ed Brodow is a great resource if you are looking to improve your negotiating skills (and I don’t know many who aren’t). If you think about it, we …

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7 Potential Ways to Save Money as a Stay-at-home Mom

“Behind every good man is a better woman.” That is a saying I firmly believe after being married to my wife for 11 years now. After our first child was born in 2004 my wife and I decided to have my wife be a stay-at-home mom from that point on (or at least for one year). One …

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Does it Matter Which Furnace Filter I Buy?

This is a question that has been bugging me for some time: does it even matter what type of furnace filters I purchase (can’t I just get the cheapest?) I posed the question to our good friend, Jessie, who worked as an HVAC professional and offered her expert take on the subject. Hope it helps! …

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How to Make Swiffer Wet Jet Refill

About six years ago I was sick of paying $4.99 for the Swiffer Wet Jet Refills and wanted a cheaper solution. I could have gone with the classical mop and bucket route, but I liked the design and functionality of the Swiffer Wet Jets. So I started playing around with refill bottles and started looking …

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Minimalism – How Owning Less Stuff Will Save You Money

In 2008, I first heard of this crazy concept called “Minimalism“. It was where people were purposely removing unneeded stuff from their lives, because they didn’t want their possessions weighing them down. “Who were these strange people?” From reading Unclutterer.com I’d came upon this way-of-life, which was completely contradictory to everything I’d been taught as an …

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