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.

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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How Can I Lower My AT&T Cell Phone Bill?

We thought we’d republish our post about lowering your AT&T bill as there are more cell phone providers in the market – but AT&T still remains one of the premiere players out there. While you may be able to save more with an MVNO provider, AT&T still offers some of the best service. My wife …

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This is a Quick Way to Save More Money on Travel

After planning for a somewhat impromptu trip over the holiday last week, I learned a handy tip to save more on travel related expenses like rental cars, hotels and even airline tickets that I’d like to share with you. I’ve told you before about ways to save on hotel stays. And it seems that hotels …

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Is This Offer Too Good to Pass Up?

Last week, I got this email from Smashburger (they have excellent burgers and are one of the few casual food joints that I eat at anymore). Never one to pass up what seems to be an interesting deal, I checked out their offer: With the Holiday Smash Pass, you’ll be able to treat yourself to …

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What I’ve Learned From the Subsistence Lifestyle

I’m a sucker for real-life dramas like Life Below Zero. This show follows the lives of several people who essentially live off the land – or the subsistence lifestyle. There’s a lot to be learned from these folks who have forsaken “having it all” and have chosen a more simple way of life. They are not …

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How Can I Lower My Xfinity Cable Bill?

Thought we would republish this post from several years ago, as it still has good information about how to lower your cable bill with Xfinity (formerly Comcast). Hope it helps! A couple weeks ago we got a notice in the mail that our Comcast (Xfinity) cable bill was going up by about $50. Apparently they …

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Naturepedic Mattress Review – 3 Months After Purchase

One of the benefits of having sold our rental house earlier this year was that it freed up some cash that we could use on some “deferred” items we haven’t been able to purchase. Buying a mattress was on the top of that list. Ever since my wife quit her job due to some health-related …

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How I Quickly Settled an Unresolved Consumer Complaint

A few weeks back, my wife went down to attend a family member’s wedding. She rented a vehicle from a company that we’ll affectionately refer to as “Not-Thrifty Rental” for the duration of this post (or NTR for short).   After the trip was over and I was going through some of the expenses, I …

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