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10 Grocery Shopping Secrets from a Grocery Store Manager

 Like most thrifty folks, I am always on the lookout for new ways to save money. And with the price of everything going up – including at the grocery store – I thought it would be helpful to get some “insider” tips. And so I asked a friend of mine who is a manager at

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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 the family (and, I would agree, it’s not too flattering) – they are paid fairly handsomely

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7 Radical Things I Do to Save Money

David Bakke is an extremely thrifty guy currently living in Atlanta. He writes about money matters on Money Crashers Personal Finance. When it comes to saving money, I readily admit I’m a fanatic. I recently paid off more than $30,000 in credit card debt, and in the process, I mastered the skill of cutting costs

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Save 100’s of Dollars Through Recommendations

A couple years ago our townhome association had some serious problems with ice dams. (For those who are in the southern/warm climate, and probably not familiar with ice dams – they can cause serious damage to a house from ice that builds up near the edge of your roof). Unfortunately, we got to experience one

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8 Things to Make Your Life Easier (and Cheaper)

I’m all for making life a bit easier to live. No sense pounding your head against the wall if there is a better way to do things. So, here’s a few things that I employ to make daily living a tad more convenient. I’d love to hear a few things you employ to make your

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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 few dollars for our readers. Here are a numbers of ideas that I implement in

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Creative Mother’s Day Gift Ideas – Series 2 of 3

Let’s face it – mother’s are great. This is why we are spending a week talking about them and offering you some Mother’s Day gift ideas. The one thing my mother always cherished – even though I didn’t know why (but am now starting to understand) were hand-made goods. So, the following are some things

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How to Save Money at Target

I have to admit, I’m a big sucker for Target. Ever since I was a kid – I’ve enjoyed shopping there. Being a designer, I appreciate their attention to providing higher-quality, better designed items at a decent price. Target doesn’t really claim to be the cheapest store out there (like WalMart) – but it can

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Creative mother's day ideas

Creative Mother’s Day Ideas – Series

Hey guys, are you aware that Mother’s Day is less than a week away?!?! Are you looking for some creative ideas? We’ll you came to the right place! Especially if you are one of those “wait til the last minute guys” (<– I’d sometimes include myself in this category), and you are Google searching “quick

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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 code gets released. But, through these frustrations – I’ve learned a few things about finding

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