Bargaineering

Bargaineering is a blog that chronicles my personal finance life and where I discuss matters of shopping, insurance, investing, retirement, loans, credit cards, mortgages, bargain hunting and other issues in my life.

Latest Posts from Bargaineering

Cord-Cutter Alert: Cheap new app pushes cable TV one step closer to obsolescence

Mitch StrohmIf you loathe cable TV (and who doesn’t?), there’s now another, cheaper alternative for all of you aspiring cord-cutters. Sling TV, a subsidiary of Dish Networks, is the newest streaming TV service on the block, and it seems to be a viable replacement for cable, especially if you only watch a handful of channels. […]

iPad baby seats are dubious devices

Naomi ManninoEvery mom can attest to needing 10 minutes for a shower, to prepare dinner and sometimes even just to put down a colicky baby that has been crying nonstop. […]

It’s getting easier to do good by linking your spending to your favorite charity

Susan LadikaIf you’re one of the 95% of Americans who donate to charity each year, your good will could stretch a little further if you spend your money wisely. You can now support everything from education to the environment through your credit or debit card, bank account or other payment method. […]

Let’s save ourselves from costly ‘help’ like this

Jen A. MillerBeware of yet another start-up that’s out to take advantage of the self-employed and part-time workers trying to make a living from several jobs. Even is a new company launching later this year that promises to help smooth out the erratic income of those of us who don’t have a single, steady employer. […]

Let’s save ourselves from costly ‘help’ like this

Jen A. MillerBeware of yet another start-up that’s out to take advantage of the self-employed and part-time workers trying to make a living from several jobs. Even is a new company launching later this year that promises to help smooth out the erratic income of those of us who don’t have a single, steady employer. […]

The Ultimate Layoff Survival Plan: How smart financial decisions now and later can help you through

Dawn PapandreaMost people don’t expect to be laid off, but for anyone who’s been through it (raising my hand!), it often comes when you’d least expect it. For me, it came on a Monday morning in the form of a sticky note from my immediate supervisor that said to meet her in the hallway. […]

Start saving and planning now for summer vacays

Susan LadikaThe coldest winter months are the time to start saving for your summer vacation. By planning now for a week exploring the sites of London and Paris, or trekking around Orlando’s theme parks, you can avoid racking up credit card debt on airline tickets and hotel rooms when warmer weather rolls around. […]

Life’s more expensive for women … Here’s how I fight financial discrimination

Ingrid CaseI’ve just purchased a new pair of men’s boots. I’m a woman, so I suppose that these boots are women’s boots now, because I own them. But they were designed for and marketed to men. […]

New ways to make extra money

Julie D. AndrewsMost of us would love to start the new year with a little more walking around money. Well, one of the few benefits of the financial crisis and recession is that it brought out the entrepreneurial spirit of throngs of Americans and the development of the sharing economy. […]

New ways to make extra money

Julie D. AndrewsMost of us would love to start the new year with a little more walking around money. Well, one of the few benefits of the financial crisis and recession is that it brought out the entrepreneurial spirit of throngs of Americans and the development of the sharing economy. […]