Money Saving Reviews
|Cricket Wireless |
TTG reader, Mike, makes the switch from AT&T to Cricket and details his on-boarding experience and overall impressions of this low-cost carrier.
After a brief trial with the cell provider, Aaron offers his two cents on this "free" service. (Check out their sister company, UNREAL Mobile, below).
|Gen Mobile |
Aaron tries out MVNO newcomer, Gen Mobile - testing out their 4G LTE Sprint service. Plans range from $5/mo to $25/mo. Started by wireless industry entrepreneurs.
Charlie participates in a 30-day trial of MagicJack Plus and gives it a C+.
Charlie reviews Ooma phone service as an alternative to more expensive phone plans. A year later, he detailed his experience using the service. In 2014, Charlie reviewed Ooma Business with Linx and the Safety Phone.
|Republic Wireless |
Charlie discusses his one-month trial of Republic Wireless and was pleasantly surprised at how it worked for him. Aaron later signed up as well for the service and pays $10 per month.
|Straight Talk Wireless |
Aaron and his wife were given an opportunity to try-out this MVNO provider (who you may have seen at your local Walmart). While a bit more pricey than other MVNO plans, ST is a great option to consider to lower your cell phone bill.
Aaron takes a look at this newer MNVO that has entered the cell phone provider marketplace. Tello offers a build-it-yourself cell phone plan that is sure to please customers and has excellent customer service. Aaron also revisits his experience with Tello, with a 2-year review.
|Ting Mobile |
Matthew shares his experience using Ting Mobile after he and his wife used the service for a period of time. He offers pros/cons to the provider. He then checks back in after three-years.
|Total Wireless |
A child company of Tracfone, TTG was provided credit to go and check out the Total Wireless in-store experience and plan performance. Read what Aaron thought of this MVNO provider.
Aaron interviews a couple of TracFone customers to see how they like their service and if the provider is still a viable option for folks.
TTG reader Doug selected Twigby after a review of cell providers and shares his experience with the service so far.
|UNREAL Mobile |
After receiving a phone + plan from new MVNO provider, UNREAL Mobile, Aaron gives their service a test spin for a month and then offers his thoughts on their offering. $10/mo gets you 1GB + unlimited talk/text.
|Virgin Mobile |
Charlie reviews Virgin Mobiles cell phone service and details his experience using Apple's iPhone. While he wasn't too thrilled with Virgin Mobile, he did like the iPhone.
|Visible Mobile |
Aaron tests out newcomer cell service, Visible Mobile for one month. This Verizon subsidary offers unlimited talk, text and data for $40/mo.
|Walmart Family Mobile |
Charlie does a good review of Walmart's Family Mobile Plan (using TMobile). He used a Samsung S4 over the period of a month and details his experience and findings in the post.
|Cinch Financial |
Cinch offers a refreshingly unbiased recommendation service for those looking to get advice on phones, banking, credit cards, auto/home insurance and mortgage. They'll point out the best in each and present you with options that suit you.
Aaron shares his experience with LendingTree - where their slogan of "when banks compete, you win" takes on a very tangible meaning.
|Personal Capital |
Kevin takes a look at this "all-in-one" free financial platform that assists users in getting a big picture view of their investments and offers personal financial advising services.
|Vanguard Managed Payout Funds |
Charlie takes a look at Vanguard's Managed Payout Funds in this post.
Working as an accountant, Dave has seen all sorts of products and services come along that has helped do his job better. He offers a quick review of Xero - an online accounting program.
Products / Services
|Bestow Life Insurance |
Aaron has a look at this life insurance start-up that offers insurance within a few minutes.
|Breeze Disability Insurance |
Aaron takes a tour of Breeze insurance before launch and offers his take on their quick on-boarding insurance product AND if disability insurance is something you need in your portfolio.
|Clover Websites |
Aaron reviews Clover - a user-friendly web development service for folks with little or no background in the web and website creation. Aaron details his experience using the site to create a website for a church that had no experienced website developers on staff.
Aaron gives this restaurant / fast-food delivery service a try one Sunday afternoon. Read about his experience and if he thinks it is worth it.
|Duracell 175W Power Inverter |
After a tornado ravished his neighborhood leaving himself without power for an extended period, Charlie bought this inverter to hookup his house to a secondary power source.
|Dyper Diapers |
Amy - a working mother of two small children tries out Dyper - a subscription-based diaper delivery service for $64/mo. The diapers are chemical-free, made from bamboo and enviro-friendly.
|Amazon Echo Dot |
Aaron receives the personal voice-activated assistant for his birthday and offers his thoughts. Not all are very positive.
|Financial Peace University |
Charlie and his wife went through Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University and talk about how it impacted their finances.
Have a check engine light that keeps going on but you don't know what it is? If this is your car (it is mine), this device will help you get to the bottom of these error codes and give you some leverage when you approach your mechanic or DIY.
|Garmin Forerunner Fitness Watch |
Charlie gets one of these through his work and offers his take on this fitness "smart" watch. Does it help him run any faster?
Matthew shares his experience buying and selling on Glyde.com - a service that he found very useful when he was in the market for a new (used) phone.
Aaron and his wife had the chance to try-out this same-day grocery delivery service and shares his experience / how they operate. Overall, a great trial.
Aaron takes a tour of LendingTree.com - the popular website devoted to giving banking customers a "leg-up" on getting the best rates, etc. While the site proved helpful - Aaron details a little annoying side-effect of the service.
|Lively HSA |
After learning about Lively, Aaron takes a quick look at this zero-fee HSA offering that provides triple tax advantaged accounts. And, you can invest the money, with out any tax penalties.
Matthew weighs the pros and cons of a medical cost-sharing healthcare plan for his family. He finally decides on Medi-Share and offers his experience after a few months. And, offers a review after one-year on Medi-Share.
Charlie reviews Mint.com and proposes it as a great alternative to keeping track of your net worth.
|Money. Purpose. Joy. Video |
Aaron took this course offered by author Matt Bell on 7 truths of money matters that may revolutionize how you think about your finances.
|Naturepedic Mattresses |
This company started out as a result of the founder who couldn't find any non-toxic / chemical-free mattresses for his grandchild. Aaron reviews his recent purchase of this mattress and how it is suiting his wife and him.
|Nectar Mattress |
With so many mattress companies popping onto the scene, we're here to help you make heads and tails of them. Here's another, from Nectar - a memory-foam mattress that is getting rave reviews from its users.
|Pet Assure |
Aaron checks out this service that offers vet discount payment plans for pet owners and offers his take and whether it could save owners money over the long haul. Reader comments are helpful on this one.
Aaron offers his review of this coupon website created by Kyle James around 2000. The site has timely coupons and great customer service.
|Saatva Mattress |
TTG reader, Jason, offers an entertaining review of going through several mattresses until finally arriving at their Saatva mattress.
Aaron reviews the website, SaveUp. It's a unique site that encourages folks to save more money by rewarding them with the chance to win weekly prizes, drawings, virtual gifts - plus there is a $2million drawing every month (don't think anyone has won this yet though).
|Schlage Camelot Keypad Deadbolt |
This deadbolt has been perfect for the Airbnb rental that Charlie and his friend are managing.
|Savings Catcher |
Laurie uses Savings Catcher for a month and shares how it worked and if it was even worth it. Aaron also has a look at the program.
Aaron and his wife have tried many different blenders, but none has compared to the Vitamix they've been using for several years now. Read his review.
|You Need a Budget (YNAB) |
Aaron offers his initial impressions of YNAB - a web application that helps make budgeting easier.
|YouTube TV |
Matthew takes a trial run at this new cable threat and offers his candid thoughts.
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