Author: Matthew

Matthew is a freshmen high school math teacher, which combines his appreciation for math and passion to help young people. He has married up to his wife Allison and they live in Bellevue, Nebraska. Matthew saves money on his cell phone bill by using Ting Mobile.

10 Principles for Handling Money in Marriage

Some alarming statistics I came across recently got me thinking about how handling finances well within a marriage is so important. For example, according to Dr.Phil.com, money is the number one problem in marriages and the number one cause of divorce. Jeffrey Dew’s paper titled Bank on it: Thrifty Couples are the Happiest, claims that …

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Happy Birthday, Medi-Share (One Year on This Medical Cost-Sharing Plan)

Last Saturday was quite the day. Our family celebrated the first birthday of our firstborn daughter, Stella. We also celebrated year one under the coverage of Medi-Share®, the medical cost-sharing plan that I’ve wrote about before. Now we didn’t celebrate the 365th day of Medi-Share coverage by smashing our faces into food or riding around …

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Blowing Through Money

Three Thrifty Guys is usually all about getting bang for your buck, but for this 4th of July season I wanted to take a light-hearted look at going for the quickest bang for the most buck. And speaking of bang, an average firework at the local stand near my house is $.50 per pop. When …

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YouTube TV Review – A Quick Look at This Cable Alternative

Do you remember that kid who always asked to come over so he or she could play with your stuff? Maybe you were that kid. Hey, no judgment here. Well actually, yes, a little judgement here (moocher). Truth-be-told, I recently realized that I was that kid (a 29 year old version)…with cable tv. I tried …

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Why I Got Out of Debt…Then Got Back in 2 Months Later

A 5 year goal was finally realized – walking into the bank with my wife and proudly signing the paperwork to pay off the remaining balance of the home mortgage. Years of my wife and I donating her paycheck to the cause, saying no to some of the finer things, and getting a little lucky …

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The Process of Selling My Car

This past month I stocked up on greasy hair gel, white strips for my teeth, and ironed my only suit. It was time to sell my used car! I had gone through the process before, but I was extremely lucky. This time around, I had to develop a plan and discipline myself to stick with …

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The Perks of Community

Always support the head. Have the new diaper ready. Sleep is for wimps. It pays (literally) to live in close community with other people. These are all lessons I’ve learned in the past two weeks after the birth of our first baby! I was reflecting with an overwhelming sense of gratitude towards the people we …

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Our Experiment With Minimalism

My wife and I are dabbling in minimalism. Consequently, I will use as few as words as possible for this post. We had too much junk. We got rid of a lot of it. We are happier. You should try it. The end. A 43 word post sounds great to me, but I’ll give you …

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