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.

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Right now is the best time of the year to buy a home … No really, real estate data says it’s today

Mitch StrohmIf you’re in the market to purchase a home, mark October on your calendar as the best month to buy. That’s when you’ll get the biggest discount, according to a new study from RealtyTrac, a company that tracks real estate data and trends. […]

Should you tip your Uber driver?

Mitch StrohmShould you tip your Uber driver? It’s a big debate lately. And if you’re confused about it, you’re not alone. But here’s the fact. With Uber, tipping isn’t required. Uber says so. “There is no need to tip. Once you arrive at your destination, your fare is automatically charged to your credit card on file, [...]Should you tip your Uber driver? […]

I’m into serial refinancing … You should be, too

Amy FontinelleMy husband and I bought our house in 2008, and we’ve refinanced the mortgage three times since then. Sounds crazy, right? Who would want to go through the cost and hassle of taking out four home loans in just seven years? We would, and you should consider it, too. […]

No car … No problemLife without wheels is good and I’ve saved a fortune

Mitch StrohmA little over a year ago, I ditched my car. It’s a decision I’ve never regretted, and that’s saved us thousands of dollars.No car … No problemLife without wheels is good and I’ve saved a fortune from personal finance blog This blog was posted by Mitch Strohm […]

Everyone wants my money! Here’s how to say ‘No’ and still be a charitable and generous person

Dawn PapandreaSchool and church fundraisers. Donation requests at every grocery store checkout line. Facebook and Twitter friends asking for support for their fundraising efforts. Tip jars at deli counters. Girl Scout cookie drives. The pleas for my money never seem to end. And because it’s $1 here, $10 there, I’m a sucker for helping out. I [...]Everyone wants my money! […]

9 dumb moves to financial failure

Jen A. MillerAt Bargaineering we usually talk about ways to save money, imparting practical advice on the best ways to get the most bang for your buck. But it’s summer, and things are a little goofy, so today we’re going to suggest a few ways to wreck your finances and stop building wealth. […]

6 simple ways to save more and worry less

Rachel HartmanIf you had to rely on your savings to live, do you know how long it would last? Forty-seven percent of Americans said their savings would last three months or less if they went through a financial crisis, according to a recent survey by NeighborWorks America. […]

My plan to enjoy summer without overspending

Dawn PapandreaOverspending on vacations. Day trips that wind up more pricey than planned. Keeping the kids entertained on a boring day. Summer can get very expensive, very quickly! This year I’m determined to keep a lid on those costs. […]

Non-stop price hikes make Disney vacays a stretch

Mitch StrohmTaking a family vacation to a Disney theme park was once an affordable escape. Sadly, that’s not the case anymore. […]