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.

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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Free Printable Mother’s Day Card

For those of you who may be in need of a Mother’s Day card today, we’ve got you covered. We’re offering a one-of-a-kind, ThreeThriftyGuys.com original. Just click on the link below and you can print out your card directly to your printer. Works on black and white or color and folds to a 4.25 x …

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7 Truths and Myths Around Credit Scores

While I don’t think we need to be consumed with our credit scores, they are a necessary evil for the lot of us. So, unless are debt-free and have gobs of money in the bank, your credit score will be something that follows you around for the purchase of a home and/or car (among other …

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How Can I Lower My Xfinity Cable Bill?

Thought we would republish this post from several years ago, as it still has good information about how to lower your cable bill with Xfinity (formerly Comcast). Hope it helps! A couple weeks ago we got a notice in the mail that our Comcast (Xfinity) cable bill was going up by about $50. Apparently they …

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