Thrifty Resources

The following is a list of some products and services that we recommend and (in most cases) have experience with. These are all companies we trust and hope that prove some benefit to you as well. If you know of any other product or service you have benefited from – please let us know. We'd love to hear about them. Note: TTG is reader-supported. When you buy via links on the site, we may earn a commission at no cost to you.


  • The Total Money Makeover – This is the book that started it all for me (Aaron). Dave Ramsey explains in easy-to-understand language how to better manage your money and get out of debt. This is a must read for anyone who is at their wits end and needs some encouragement to get on the right track. It's full of inspiring stories of folks who also hit rock bottom and turned their situation around.
  • The Treasure Principle – One of the most influential books about how to relate money and spirituality. Was a life-changer for me (Aaron).


  • Family Monthly/Yearly Budget (Excel doc)- This is what we use (Aaron) for our family. Very good spreadsheet that gives you an overall view of your finances and where money is going/coming in.


  • Amazon Gift Cards – I actually love getting gift cards because you can use the money on whatever you want. Plus, I'm cheap – so getting a gift I have to spend helps me alleviate any guilt I feel in spending our own money! (goofy, I know)

Website Services

  • Bluehost – If you are looking for web hosting or domain registration – go with Bluehost. It is one of the most widely used among our network of users.
  • The Theme Foundry – TTG uses their Make theme. We love the simplicity of their designs and they have excellent customer support.