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.

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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When Should You Buy Your Child a Phone?

The label was right over the zipper and everyone at school had em. In fact, if you didn’t have a pair, you might as well go sit in the corner at lunch and hang your head in shame. Girbauds were the clothing item you had to have in the early 90’s. Rap group Kris Kross and others helped …

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2nd Annual Thrifty Guy of the Year Contest

We are pleased to announce our 2nd 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 and ends on August 28, 2017 (at midnight). Please submit only …

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6 Ways to Save Money on Your Streaming Services

Between catching an episode of Life Below Zero and Heartland, I managed to take a few moments to see how I could save some money on my streaming services this past week. After cutting the cord a few years ago, the Mrs and I have Amazon Prime, Hulu and Neflix (and I subscribed to the PGA Tour LIVE …

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Could My Job Be Done By a Robot?

When the iPhone came out 10 years ago, we marveled at its capabilities and potential. Several years after the release, owners began talking to it and “Siri” would answer (although a little awkwardly). And, today, the tech world is talking about robots and AI (artificial intelligence). Along with that, comes the discussion about the ramifications …

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