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

Asking me to tip the maids at high-end hotels is a lousy plan to fight poverty among women

Jen A. MillerWhen you stay at a Marriott hotel this fall you’ll be asked to pay for more than just your room. The giant hotel chain wants you to start tipping its maids. […]

Asking me to tip the maids at high-end hotels is a lousy plan to fight poverty among women

Jen A. MillerWhen you stay at a Marriott hotel this fall you’ll be asked to pay for more than just your room. The giant hotel chain wants you to start tipping its maids. […]

My favorite no-fee credit cards provide lots of perks

Vanessa RichardsonA credit card that offers cash rewards, a low interest rate and no annual fee? What’s the catch? There might not be one – you may just have scored a good deal. […]

My favorite no-fee credit cards provide lots of perks

Vanessa RichardsonA credit card that offers cash rewards, a low interest rate and no annual fee? What’s the catch? There might not be one – you may just have scored a good deal. […]

How to save money and avoid birthday party drama

Dawn PapandreaThe school year’s well underway and the weekly birthday party invitations are pouring in. If you’ve got a couple of kids in school, with 20 to 30 children in each of their classes, the birthday party circuit can get very expensive, very quickly. […]

How to save money and avoid birthday party drama

Dawn PapandreaThe school year’s well underway and the weekly birthday party invitations are pouring in. If you’ve got a couple of kids in school, with 20 to 30 children in each of their classes, the birthday party circuit can get very expensive, very quickly. […]

How to buy furniture you like without spending too much money

Jen A. MillerIn February 2013, I moved back into my house. Yes, moved back in. I bought the place in 2007 and turned it into a rental property when I moved in with my then-boyfriend. […]

Why I’m no longer afraid to deposit checks by mobile phone

Jen A. MillerYour co-worker, your neighbor, the corner market owner. They all joined the modern world long ago. For awhile I was reluctant, but I too have gotten hip to the new age. Yes, I’ve started cashing checks through my smartphone I resisted the convenience for two big reasons. […]

A YouTube video taught me how to fix my oven, saving $1,000 in repair bills and boosting my confidence

Amy FontinelleMy old oven When my oven went out a few months ago, I put off dealing with the problem. The appliance looks about 30 years old, so I assumed it was beyond repair and that replacement parts wouldn’t be available. […]

With ticket prices taking off, here’s how to save on your holiday and winter air travel

Julie D. AndrewsFeel like you’re paying ungodly amounts of dough for each plane ride you take lately? You’re not imagining (or exaggerating) the state of air travel. The price of the average round-trip airfare, with taxes, rose to $509 in the first six months of 2014, according to recent data from the Airlines Reporting Corporation. […]