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Watching Your Dad Go Through Bankruptcy

On March 6, 2008, I received a call from my mom and dad that no one wants to receive. Charlie: “Hello” Mom and Dad: “Charlie, it’s mom and dad.” (mom’s got the phone, and I can tell something’s wrong) Charlie: “What’s wrong? What happened? Did Grandpa die?” (more silence on the far end). Mom: (mom

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Starbucks

5 Ways Starbucks Lures Customers In

As I write this article I am sitting at Starbucks, and sipping on a Grande Pikes Place with no cream or sugar. Today I had no reason to stop at this particular Starbucks. Plainly put, it was a want. I was on my way to training this morning, and I wanted to grab some coffee and

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how to stop living paycheck to paycheck

How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck – Passive Income

In 2008 I read Robert G Allen’s “Multiple Streams of Income“, and it laid out a pretty descriptive picture of living paycheck to paycheck. Are you one of those people? Are you struggling just to make the minimum payments on your credit card? Are creditors calling you every day? Have you looked at creating a

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2018 in sparkler text

6 Tips To Stay On Track With New Years Resolutions

Earlier this week I heard on the radio that 50% of people will have given up on their New Years Resolution in 3 weeks. It’s hard to believe that we start out the fresh New Year with great intentions, but fail to follow through. A lot of times we really need to follow through on some

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Desk

Can You Pay for Private Education with 529 Plans? YES!

Last week the House passed the new tax bill, and in it, they signed into law that you can now pay for private schooling with your 529 plan. Doesn’t sound like a big deal, and I really haven’t heard much about it. For a few of the articles it is made to sound like the

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Distressed furniture

How to Distress Furniture

At threethriftyguys.com we aren’t always about being thrifty, but we are also about being resourceful. Here is a story of how my wife and I distressed a kitchen cart. Over this past fourth of July weekend my wife and I the opportunity of making a distressed kitchen cart. We found this cheap black kitchen cart

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lego table

How to Make a Lego Table – with Storage Containers

Earlier this year my wife came to me with a picture, and said, “Build me one of these, please!” It was a picture of a Lego table with storage containers. It had some flat Lego base plates glued to a board with storage containers underneath. I thought….hmm…this table looks easy enough, I’m a man! I can tackle this small

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