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.

Straight Talk Trial – A Firsthand Look at This MVNO Provider

After our initial review earlier this year, TracFone generously provided us with the chance to get a closer look at their services. In particular, Straight Talk – another MVNO network owned by TracFone. You may have seen some of their commercials or seen them offered at Walmart: What is an MVNO? Since switching to Tello a …

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What’s Your Oldest Appliance?

In 2010, my wife and I moved into a home built in the early 80’s. One of the first things we did was replace most of the kitchen appliances that had been there since the original owner moved in. While I hate to admit it, this was more of an aesthetic choice than a functional one. …

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2nd Annual TTG Easter Egg Hunt (Win Prizes!)

Happy Easter! Welcome to our second annual Easter egg hunt for our email subscribers! We want to mark this special Christian holiday by holding a fun little Easter egg hunt for the grown-ups (and young-en’s if they wish to!). Placed throughout the website on articles as well as pages are these 6 eggs. The one you really want …

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10 Unique (and Fun) Summer Jobs for Teens

I was a fairly ambitious teenager. One summer, I wrote a couple nearby golf courses asking for a job. I told ’em that I’d work for free – all they had to do was give me free golf. Sound like a deal huh? I thought so. Fortunately enough, of those 2 letters I sent out, one …

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How to Make a Lot of Money (and Just Squeak By)

I came across this interesting piece that originally appeared on fellow personal finance blogger, Financial Samurai’s website, about a couple (both lawyers) who earn $500k a year and still don’t have a lot of “leftover” at the end of the year – relatively speaking. The couple was open enough to share their income / expenses …

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7 Products With Unbelievable Warranties

It’s one thing to buy a product at a deep discount – only to have it crap out on you in a few months, and yet another to pay a premium price for it – and have it last you a lifetime. Trying to figure out when to pay the premium price vs. just going with a …

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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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