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How to Get Started in Farming

Lots of big city folks are looking at alternative ways of living. One way is to completely sell the corporate 9 to 5 job with suburban home, and move the family to rural America (i.e. Iowa) to start your own

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5 Thrifty Habits From Honey Boo-Boo’s Mom

Sunday’s, my wife makes* me watch TLC’s Here Come Honey Boo Boo with her. It’s about a rural Georgia family with a very unique and energetic young girl nicknamed Honey Boo Boo. Although the show is controversial for how they depict

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Firework Safety This New Year’s Eve

New Year was traditionally a time for fireworks displays in Chinese culture, which is credited with inventing our love affair with pyrotechnics. Legend tells of a Chinese cook who accidentally spilled saltpeter into a cooking fire, producing a colorful dancing flame. The

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What Tools Do I Need to Install Carpet?

Let me start first by saying that when it comes to large-scale, complicated home projects – I am the first to recommend we call up the professional. It’s typically the wife who thinks we can take it on. So, understand

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How to Buy a Condo – Consider the Building

Right about this time two years ago, I was beginning the exciting search for a condominium. After 20 years in a single family home, my love/hate relationship with house projects was tilting toward the latter. In the midst of sealing

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15 Things You Can Learn on YouTube

Today it seems that you can learn to do just about anything you can imagine through YouTube. No need to visit the library or “buy the book” – you can watch a 5-minute video and you’re good to go! I

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How to Save a Few Dollars – part 1

=Most people that visit, Three Thrifty Guys, will notice that we post on a number of topics from avoiding pre-mades to investing to holiday gift ideas. However, today I’m getting back to basics and focusing on how to save a

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How to Find Cheap Insurance

When it comes time to protect yourself on the road, you want to know how to find cheap insurance. First and foremost, it is about comparing rates and different companies. When companies have to have better rates than the competition,

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How to Get the Best Online Deals

To me, one of the most frustrating things is paying for something online and then finding out later I could have gotten it cheaper elsewhere. This sometimes happens when a new online sale pops up or a coupon or voucher

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