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LendingTree Review (Is it a Good Idea?)

While we wrote the following post a few years ago, a lot of the information is still pertinent if you are looking for an online lender, like LendingTree. Getting multiple offers from banks can be a real benefit – but as you can see – there are some downsides to be aware of.   With interest …

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How to Distress Furniture

At threethriftyguys.com we aren’t always about being thrifty, but we are also about being resourceful. Here is a story of how my wife and I distressed a kitchen cart. Over this past fourth of July weekend my wife and I the opportunity of making a distressed kitchen cart. We found this cheap black kitchen cart …

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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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5 Little-Known College Scholarships

It’s graduation season and we’d like to offer a little assist to the high school graduates out there (as well as returning college students) who are looking to lower their tuition bills. With over $1.4 trillion(?!!) student loan debt out there – we’d love to help point to ways that students can access money that …

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Should I Donate Money at Checkout?

Yesterday I was at the repair shop after one of our cars had a large bolt stuck in one of the tires, causing a slow leak. When we came to pick-up the vehicle, I was given the total due and then asked if we wished to “round-up” for a local charity. This was one of the …

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1st Annual Thrifty Guy of the Year Contest

We are pleased to announce our 1st 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. You aim to be as thrifty as this guy. A little bit about the contest that starts today and ends …

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Why Having More Money Can Make Us Thoughtless Jerks

I had just picked up Frank (a relative) from the airport and we were making our way onto the highway. We soon came upon breaking cars as the two-lane narrowed to one. While there was some room ahead of us, we followed the cars in front as they formed into a single-lane. As we slowly made our way …

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Practicing Sobriety

This past week I stumbled on a link from the Google homepage to the film HUMAN by Yann Arthus-Bertrand. The filmmaker spent three years collecting real-life stories from 2,000 women and men in 60 countries. Since I’m a pretty big fan of documentaries and listening to other people’s stories, I found the first volume (there are 3 volumes) …

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Our Most Read Articles from 2014

We’d like to take a moment to reflect on the year that has past and to express our gratitude for your time and attention. It means a lot to us that you stop by, comment and read our blog. We hope that 2015 will be an even better year for TTG as we aim to provide you …

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