Author: Aaron

Helped start Three Thrifty Guys with his friends Charlie and Mark after being inspired by how they lived their lives “on the thrift”. A designer by day, Aaron was once $40k in debt. After 5 years – he dug himself out and lives to tell about it. Aaron has also blogged at the StarTribune.

What Olympic Athletes Earn for Their Wins (Interview With an Olympic Coach)

Have you been watching the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang? I love em – and will be glued to the set most evenings watching all the drama unfold. I think it’s always fun to watch excellence and people competing for their sports greatest honor. I’ve always wondered how many of the athletes support themselves during training (do they …

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How to Change the Code on Your Garage Door Opener

The following is one of more popular how-to posts. Changing your garage door opener doesn’t have to be hard. Here are the steps I took to change my code. We are getting new renters in a property that we own and so I recently needed to reset the code on the garage door opener. For …

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Why We’re Broke (And How to Fix It)

According to a new report by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, total debt reached a new peak of $12.96 trillion in 2017’s third quarter — $280 billion above the previous 2008 high (and we all know what transpired around that time, almost 10 years ago). And with that, credit card debt also went up another …

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TracFone Review – Is it a Good Option?

Since everyone’s needs are so unique – selecting a cell phone plan for yourself or family should be a customized process. What fits one person may not fit another. For example, I use an MVNO provider (Mobile Virtual Network Provider) who rents their coverage from the “Big 4” networks. Typically these providers (Ting, Tello, Twigby, Republic Wireless …

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LendingTree Review (Is it a Good Idea?)

While we wrote the following post a few years ago, a lot of the information is still pertinent if you are looking for an online lender, like LendingTree. Getting multiple offers from banks can be a real benefit – but as you can see – there are some downsides to be aware of.   With interest …

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Bestow Life Insurance – A Quick Look at This Term-Life Start-up

The following is a sponsored post. All views are 100% our own. If you’ve been around our site for any length of time we are pro-life insurance. And, more specifically, term life insurance. I got my term policy back in 2004 after waking up to my financial situation of being some $20k in debt, unemployed, …

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A Merry Christmas $100 Giveaway

Through the generosity of our friends at Rockstar Finance and their Community Fund we were given $100 to give away during this Christmas season. The first thing we thought about is how can we spread this around to provide the most blessing. We all know $100 doesn’t go a long ways these days, but as …

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The Shame in Using Cash

“That’ll be $32.45 please.” My wife grabbed her wallet and took out the cash we had for the trip. Thumbing through some of the bills, she counted them to herself and then searched for some coins. The line was getting longer now and the gentleman behind us tried to entertain himself by looking away at …

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