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How to Get Rid of Junk Mail (For Good)

A few weeks ago I came home to spot a large full plastic bag sitting on the front steps of our house. I thought it may have been a package my wife ordered or some nice baked goods from the neighbor. After getting closer, I discovered what it was: The Yellow Pages phone book. 

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How to Save Money on Kids Sports Pictures

This summer our family had three young boys in baseball. It goes without saying, we have had an extremely busy summer. We only had two days a week where we didn’t have some type of kids sports commitment. Along with this time commitment also came a huge financial commitment. For starters, we paid the entry

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5 Ways You Can Save More by Waiting Until the Last Minute

I’ve recently been reminded of a great way to save more money is by waiting til the last minute to purchase. I want to share with you different areas that you too can save more money but just holding your horses and delaying the purchase. Of course this doesn’t work in every situation, but if

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What Do I Do With Damaged Money?

The other day I found a coin on the ground and it was defaced so bad that I couldn’t make out what its value was. I’m sure you’ve come across a coin or bill that has been pretty damaged as well (be it cut, missing parts, water damaged, burnt, etc). So, what can you do

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Why Being Prepared and Self-Sufficient is So Important

Happy Monday, friends!  Regular readers of Three Thrifty Guys will know that there is occasional talk here about the importance of preparedness and self-sufficiency.  My family has, gradually over the last five years, felt more and more of a need to start learning how to be more self-sufficient.  We moved to a hobby farm a

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Reasons Why Now is the Time to Shop the Thrift Stores

Shopping at Goodwill has been a habit of mine since I was six years old (or as long as I can remember). My mom would lug us kids along at least once a week and would shop for our whole family. Every week they’d have a new inventory of recently donated clothes and each week

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3 Little-Known Tips on Buying Your First Home

We bought our third home last year, the third home we’ve owned since we were married 17 years ago, and I have to say, we are still learning lessons about good and smart practices during the home buying process.  You would’ve thought – and we did – that we were pros by now, but even

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Ideas to Reuse Leftover Halloween Candy

**This post is brought you by the letter, “H”, and by my wife! :) She was gracious enough fill in for me today in writing this post while I work on a super secret side project. As always she has great ideas for how to save our kid’s teeth and spread out the usage of

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