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 Best Way I’ve Found to Get Cheap Flights

I’m not much of a plane person. In fact, if given a choice to travel via car or plane, I’m going to choose the car any day of the week. Plus, you get to see more of the country! That, and I’m not one for flying in a tight cylinder 30,000 feet above the earth. …

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Would You See a Mental Health Professional For Money Problems?

Having been around the personal finance world for about 8+ years now and going through highs and lows with regards to money, I’ve seen a lot of advice and trends, good and bad. And, I’ve been a part of the bad advice and trends. Giving it and receiving it. But one thing I’ve learned over …

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Saving Money With Home Warranty Services – True or False?

The following is a collaborative post – written by Mike Jones. It’s the financial sucker punch that lifelong renters turned homeowners never see coming – maintenance. Especially in preowned homes, these expenses can empty your checking account in a flash. Don’t believe us? Just look at what re-wiring your house can cost you. If you …

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Apps That Search for Coupons While You Shop Online

One of the more frustrating things I find while shopping online is when it comes time to checkout, I discover the store accepts coupon codes and I don’t have any. It almost feels like I’m throwing money away because I know there is a coupon code out there (somewhere) that I could use. I then …

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Beware of Drip Pricing When Shopping Online

The other day I helped my mother-in-law reserve a rental car for several days using Avis.com. As we moved through the check-out process of finding a suitable vehicle and then comparing pricing to others, I noticed an interesting phenomenon. The first prices were something I thought to be fairly reasonable and then – when we …

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6 Money (and Life!) Lessons I’ve Picked Up From Cowboys

My wife and I sometimes find a tv show we both like and we’ll use it as a way to spend time together and chill-out – particularly in the evenings. The latest one we discovered is about three young(er) cowboys and their families from Alabama. In The Cowboy Way (Amazon Prime), Bubba, Booger (yes, that’s …

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What Do You Own?

Recently read an insightful article from Paul Jarvis entitled, “Ownership Is Resistence.” In it Jarvis writes: “In a single generation, we’ve moved away from ownership. We’re now in an on-demand, gig economy where what we can truly own is constantly diminishing. Car ownership is being replaced by ride-shares or leases. Labor is being replaced by contractors without …

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Dyper Review – Chemical-Free Diaper Subscription Service

The following review was written by Amy – a busy working mother of two children. If you’d like to share your thoughts on a service or product you’ve tried, please let us know. As a full-time working mom of two kiddos, I appreciate anything that can save me time and/or money. Something that can do …

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Why It May Be Best to Wait on IPOs

Everyone likes to be the first to discover the next hit band or hot fad. But something I get a kick out is discovering that next big stock. So, I like to watch the soon-to-launch IPOs (Initial Public Offerings) available at the Nasdaq website. It’s fun to see who is going public and if they have a potential …

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