Author: the fruguy

Power of Price Tracking: How I Scored 75% Off My Purchase

One of the essential tools in my toolbox to help me achieve financial freedom is price tracking. There might not be an easier way to save money (other than not spending it of course), and it requires less than 5 minutes of your day. In this scenario I will highlight below, I saved 75% off my original purchase…

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BREAKING: Vanguard VTSAX Admiral Shares Lowers Minimum to $3000

Effective yesterday, November 19th, the minimum investment for Admiral Shares of VTSAX (and 37 other index funds) has been lowered from $10,000 to $3,000!  This morning, I just so happened to login to my Vanguard account to add additional funds to my brokerage account (market was down = DISCOUNT!). I am currently invested in VTSMX since I had…

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Budget Hacks: Cutting the Cord

Is cable television a necessity in your household? That’s a personal decision, but in our household, it is a non-negotiable line on our budget. But exactly how many channels are you actually watching? If you’re like me, only a handful! So about a year ago, I came to the decision that I am going to cut the cord for…

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FruDeals – Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller (Gen 2) – $80.17 at Lowes

Product: Rachio 8-Zone Smart Wi-Fi Sprinkler Controller   MSRP: $179.99 FruDeal: $80.17 (55% off) Seller: Lowe’s (B&M, YMMV) How: $20 off $100 Coupon + in-store pick up at a location with availability   About the product: This highly rated smart sprinkler controller will save you money by adapting to the weather – if rain is in the forecast,…

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The Adventure Begins

Welcome to thefruguy

First Post Alert! If you haven’t already, please visit the Start Here page to get a glimpse of what I hope to share through this blog on my journey to financial freedom. Here’s some quick stats for you to show a brief timeline of the creation of this blog (so far): Domain created: 11/24/2017 (Black Friday deal!) Hosting purchased:…

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