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.

Are You Following the Most Generous Man on Twitter?

$100, $1,000, $10,000 and a Tesla are just some of the things Bill Pulte is giving away on Twitter. The catch? You need to be following him and retweet his giveaway message. #TwitterPhilanthropy The generosity has given rise to a new Twitter hashtag for Pulte’s direct philanthropy: #TwitterPhilanthropy. It’s purpose is to provide for those …

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Breeze Insurance Review – Do I Need Disability Insurance?

Disability insurance isn’t the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning. Or hardly ever. But like all things insurance-related, you’re only happy you’ve discussed it, thought about it and purchased it once you need the benefits. And since we were recently approached by our friends at Breeze (an online disability …

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How Does the Equifax Settlement Affect Me?

Unless you’ve been living off-grid like our friend, Lamar, you probably are already aware of the Equifax data breach that transpired in 2017, affecting over 145 million accounts. Hackers infiltrated their systems and had access to personal data which included full names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and driver license numbers. Fast forward to today, and …

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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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