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Welcome to our site – The Thrifty Couple. We want to encourage you that no matter where you are in your financial journey that you truly can work towards and succeed in achieving your financial goals.

How can we say that? Well, many years ago (ok, not as many as some of you think and probably more than others) we started our voyage into debt for our wedding and as seemingly as quick as we could became “The Unthrifty Couple”. We didn’t waste much time in finding ourselves in over $100K in consumer debt (not counting our house).

We know what its like to wake up one day finding your paycheck going to pay interest on a ton of loans. We know of the pain and turmoil of calling credit card companies to request a rate-reduction from our 21.99% rate to only be told to call back in a year. We know because we found ourselves at wits end getting roped into those payday loans and paying the “maintenance fee” and promising that “next week we’ll pay it off”.

Yes – we know because we’ve been there and we want to provide as much advice, wrap it with a bit of humor, and help you so you can either know that we’ve been where you are at or keep you from getting as far down into despair as we found ourselves.  We will tell the rest of the story, but we lived to tell about paying off that debt and want to share with you the process, how to not get that far into debt, and how to save money in every area of life!

We invite you to check us out. We are a married couple that believe strongly that to meet your financial goals it takes not only dedication from both husband or wife but honestly the both of you and the entire family. We love to not only share how we are The Thrifty Couple – but a family that works together and enjoys frugal living, working together as a family, living better on less, and sharing with others how to be as thrifty as you want to be.

We have been spending the last few months starting to tell our story. We invite you to check out our Deep in Debt to Debt Free Series:

Follow all of our financial tips and articles for more ideas on becoming debt-free and reaching financial goals.

Change your life in 30-days and 30 baby steps with our Be Intentional Challenges.

See many DIY ideas for all around your home and life.

Catch up on our gardening topics

Catch up on our Daily Dose of Thrifty – nearly daily money saving tips to help you save a little more.

See our recipes from The Thrifty Couple in the Kitchen

See how our kids are fun, funny and frugal in their play on Thrifty Kids Thursday

Visit our Grocery and Drug Store Section with coupon matchups.

If you have a question, want to send a DIY idea or a tip, would like to write a guest post or anything else that you would like to tell us, please visit our contact us page!

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  1. Mark says

    Wow!- love your new layout for your site- lots of great information/links and very inviting. Great job on the re-design. Talk to you soon- Love Dad

  2. Sandy says

    I don’t even recall how I stumbled upon your site. But boy am I happy I did. Thank you for doing all the hard work and providing us with all the info tip and tricks! Now that I’m here I will continue to come back again and again! God Bless!!! :)

  3. Lacee says

    Where are you guys from? I did not know you were somewhat local, but with talking about smiths and being able to sue the milk coupon for utah, idaho and one other place then I know you must be somewhat local :)

  4. Carmee Ross says

    Hi, I recently purchased the Kohl’s cuisinart food processor from last wk’s thanksgiving deal. Received it this past Tuesday. I am supposed to receive Kohl’s cash 15.00 dollars or so…how do I receive it?: Did I miss something I needed to do? Does it come through the mail or email?

    Thank you for any help you can give. And for all you do for us trying to stretch our dollars.

    • says

      Hi Carmee – yes, it comes through your email. Search your email for something like “Kohls spend freely,” this is how they title it! It expires soon though (maybe 12/3) so you will want to find it and spend it quick! We’re spending ours today. Hope that helps!

  5. Sonya says

    Oh my! First I ‘liked’ your Facebook page through a friend because the coupon deals that you post seem so amazing (& hard to believe sometimes). But I just haven’t had the chance to download the “coupon printer installer” for the coupons.com site because I’ve been viewing posts from my work computer. Just hesitating I guess.

  6. Di says

    Now only is your site a tremendous blessing to all of us out here striving to be Biblical financial stewards – but seeing your beautiful family above and hearing from your testimony all you’ve worked thru……


  7. sarah plummer says

    I’m going to sign up for your newsletter and in the meantime I wanted to ask you a question. I have a big mold and mildew problem on the walls in the bathroom due to alot in there. I can’t reach and clean the walls efficiently behind the washer and dryer although I have been trying different ways to clean. I can’t pull the washer and dryer out of the small area in the bathroom. I have no access help and don’t know anyone that will have enough patience where it will take some time to get the whole situation under control so it is basically up to me. If you have any suggestions would you please let me know. Thank you so much.

  8. Cathy says

    I stumbled upon your website through facebook and an very happy that I did.
    I read through your series through The Baby That Saved Us Financially. Where do I go to from there to read how you did it? I’m trying to follow the history and all the steps in order. Thank you again for sharing your story.

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