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.

UNREAL Mobile Review – Unlimited Mobile Starting at $10/mo

When you choose a name like UNREAL Mobile for your cell phone company, you already have a lot to live up to. UNREAL Mobile is a new MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) on the market offering some fairly unbeatable pricing packages. But does it really live up to its name? I’ll get to that in …

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Pet Assure Review – Would You Pay For Pet Health Insurance?

This “disapproving” bunny is Daffodil – our house rabbit. Yes, I know. I didn’t realize you could keep a bunny in a house until I met my wife. And, now, I don’t understand why more people don’t have pet rabbits in their house. While she is a little more expensive than I expected, she’s hopped …

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Tello Review – 2 Years Later

Before I tell you more about Tello – I need to tell-o you about something called a mobile virtual network operator (or MVNO). You may have heard this term before OR know what it is. But for those new to it, it could help you save more on your monthly cell phone bill. To start, a MVNO is: a …

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How to Make Extra Money as a School Teacher

I am always interested to hear about new ways folks are finding to make extra money online today. Add to that list: teacher lesson plans. I found this story on Huff Post – about a elementary school teacher who found an online community where she could sell her teaching plans to other teachers. The site …

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Meet Mark: A 60-Something FI Retiree

From time to time, we interview folks who are financially independent (FI) and owning their money. Today is an interview I did with my brother, who retired at 50 and is financially independent.  A 60-something retired conservation officer, Mark lives with his wife in a quaint Wisconsin town surrounded by lakes, wildlife and forest. He …

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3rd Annual Thrifty Guy of the Year Contest

We are pleased to announce our 3rd 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 22, 2018 (at midnight). Please submit only …

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Vitamix Review – How We Eventually Found a Blender for Life

Our journey to find the perfect blender started years ago. Even before I met my wife, I owned a thrift-store find, Hamilton Beach BlendMaster with the old-school push buttons. This was before my “smoothie” days and so I rarely used the device. When my wife and I married, we went through years of exploring different …

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Mister Rogers and Money

One of my favorite tv shows growing up was Mr. Rogers. I remember watching the program after getting home from kindergarten and chomping on the peanut butter and jelly sandwich my mom had just made. There was something about his gentle demeanor and way with others that endeared him to so many – including myself. …

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FreedomPop Review – Is Free All It’s Cracked up to Be?

Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. TTG will earn a small commission if purchases are made via these links – at no cost to you. Thanks for helping to support the website! Some say you can only value something if you’ve paid for it. There’s “skin” in the game, they say …

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How to Tell if You Are Losing Money With a Secret Water Leak

It had been a couple months since my step-son moved out of the house, leaving the wife and I empty nesters for the first time. Ironically, the water bill didn’t offer any evidence to the fact. To my chagrin, our bill had actually managed to climb upwards. “How could this be?” I asked myself. I …

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