About Greg

Greg Johnson is a proud husband, father, and debt crusader who is in the process of becoming debt free. He is the co-founder of the personal finance website Club Thrifty, where he brings the awesome sauce each and every day.

The Definition of Insanity: A Comcast Rant

The Definition of Insanity“You’ve got to be fu*#ing kidding me.”

That’s my new favorite phrase. Though I blurted it out several times on Sunday night, I’m not simply reserving this new catchphrase for errant football snaps or Percy Harvin kick returns. Nope. I’ve found several real-life instances in which I’ve been able to utter this most eloquent of new maxims. Let me explain. [Read more...]

Park Avenue and the One Percent

billionairesAs many of you probably know, Holly and I like to watch documentaries.  And that’s because we’re freakin’ nerds.  When you are living without cable television, you tend to watch whatever you can find.  Sue me. [Read more...]

Frugal Ways to Escape Winter

beachWARNING: The winter weather might be causing us to lose our minds.  Don’t say we didn’t warn ya.

Growing up in Minnesota, I never imagined that I would ever want to move to a warmer climate. The winter was full of fun – skiing, sledding, snowball fights, and of course hockey. Besides that, I thought that I would miss the change of seasons. How could I possibly live without experiencing the wonders of Spring, the hot days of Summer, and the cool crisp air and beautiful colors of Autumn? I knew that I never wanted to leave my home in the colder climates of the North for the perpetual summer of the South. [Read more...]

Reward yourself for good spending habits

majestic colonialLet’s face it. Creating good spending habits can be a difficult thing to do, especially if you are used to buying whatever you want. Cutting yourself off from spending binges takes a lot of discipline. Yet, controlling our spending is a must if we are ever going to whip our finances into shape. [Read more...]

Starting an Online Business for Fun and Profit

barrel of moneySo, you’ve decided that you want to go into business for yourself? Awesome! We love people with initiative. However, you must realize that going into business can cost a ton of cash.  But, never fear! There are ways to start a profitable business without mortgaging your home or promising the bank your first born child. In fact, you may not even have to spend much money to get off the ground at all – even for a start-up. How’s that, you say? It is simple – start an online business. [Read more...]

Breaking Bad: What Would You Do?

I wish I could claim credit for this bad-ass pumpkin!

I wish I could claim credit for this bad-ass pumpkin!

For those of you who have been around a while, you know that we love to talk about some of our favorite TV shows. Yeah, we don’t have cable…which presents a bit of a problem. However, we do tend to catch up by binging on full seasons of our favorite shows via Netflix and Amazon. From Game of Thrones to Honey Boo Boo, we love to discuss us some quality TV. [Read more...]