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.

Where to Get Free Conference Calling

Thought we’d republish this post originally written in 2015 about FreeConferenceCall.com because it is a conference calling provider that is getting greater scrutiny by the federal government. It is a service that we continue to use and rely on. You can find more details about what they are facing here. A few weeks ago, I …

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Why Owning a Gym May Be the Best Business Ever

After encountering some health issues, my wife joined a Planet Fitness gym several years ago to help improve her condition. And although I detest going to the gym with almost every fiber in my being, I was encouraged by her enthusiasm and soon joined her on different occasions. The gym had an inviting and nonthreatening …

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Universal Healthcare (Why Not?)

On our last trip to the Great White North, we had the pleasure of staying at the home of a nice older couple, via Airbnb. They gave us a warm Canadian greeting and showed us to our cozy basement quarters equipped with all that we needed for our brief stay. They were very accommodating and …

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DoorDash Review – My Experience With This Food Delivery Service

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to try-out food delivery service, DoorDash. I want to share my experience with you and am also interested to know about your thoughts on the service if you’ve given it a go. DoorDash trial I’ve recently written about convenience – and how far I (we) go to pay …

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The Accidental Bank Deposit (What Would You Have Done?)

Last week, I walked out of the grocery store to my car with a bag of groceries in one hand and my phone, wallet and a pack of gum in the other. As soon as I saw the gum, I thought, “shoot, I didn’t pay for this!” I was immediately struck with guilt and knew …

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How Much Are You Willing to Pay for Convenience?

With all the ways you can get others to do simple and everyday tasks for you – from washing your car to fast-food delivery – I’ve wondered how far we’ll go to pay for convenience. Thought it would be a fun question to pose at Reddit. Here’s some of the responses. “Pizza is the only …

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Gen Mobile Review – Affordable Cell Phone Provider

One of the pleasures of managing a personal finance site is learning about new products / services that help people save money – and then getting to share them with you! So when we heard about Gen Mobile – we knew we’d like to learn more about them and give them a test run. Their …

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Multiply Study Review – A Helpful Course on Investing

When it comes to online courses on personal finances out there, they certainly run the gamut. Many of them stress different methods and angles of managing your money – but very few (I’ve found) teach specifically about investing. This is why we were excited to review the Multiply course offered by Sound Mind Investing (SMI). …

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4th Annual Thrifty Guy of the Year Contest

We are pleased to announce our 4th Annual Thrifty Guy of the Year contest to recognize that special thrifty guy in your life or someone you know who exemplifies thriftiness in all aspects of their life. A little bit about the contest that starts today (8/13) and ends on August 23, 2019 (at midnight). Please submit …

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