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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How to Save for a Short Term Need or Want

Often in life we have sudden needs or wants pop up. So what do you do about it? Charge it? Take out a loan? Go to a Paycheck Advance to get cash until pay day? Wait for the government to provide it for you, because “it’s an American right.” Hopefully you will never have to …

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Twigby vs Ting

With nearly 140 MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operators) in the USA alone and some 1,300 worldwide, there are a lot of competitors out there hoping to be your (lower-cost) cell phone provider. We’ve detailed some of the intriguing things about MVNOs and their popularity – especially among the thrifty crowds. We love them. Aaron is …

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Cricket Wireless Review – Prepaid, No Contract Phone Service

The following review is written by fellow TTG reader, Mike. He switched from AT&T to Cricket Wireless and details his experience with the service. If you ever have a product or service that you’d like to review at the site (and we haven’t covered it yet) – please shoot us a note. I finally decided to …

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How We Spent 25% Less Through Group Buying

There are several benefits of being a part of a homeowner association. Some include: getting to meet a lot of different people, being a part of the governing board to determine the direction of the community and the ability to exercise collective buying power to save more money. Charlie has written about how “loving your neighbor” can help …

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Abraham Lincoln – The Debtor

I love to read biographies of significant people in history. One of my favorite subjects is Abraham Lincoln. In his book about the Great Emancipator, author Thomas Keneally writes how Lincoln was once a great debtor. Most of his indebtedness revolved around purchasing two New Salem (IL) stores with a partner of his, William Berry. …

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