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

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. […]

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. […]

How To Win McDonald’s Monopoly Game, 2014 Edition

Kathy OGormanWelcome to the 2014 edition of McDonald’s Monopoly game. The game has returned to its traditional schedule this year with a fall launch. The fast-food giant last year caught everyone off guard by launching the game two months early — in July. But fall just feels right for this game, doesn’t it? […]

How to get the most mileage out of baby gear

Dawn PapandreaIf you’ve ever shopped for baby stuff, you know that it’s very easy to see your paycheck disappear in a flash. So. Much. Stuff! Do babies really need all of these things, you might wonder? […]

How to get the most mileage out of baby gear

Dawn PapandreaIf you’ve ever shopped for baby stuff, you know that it’s very easy to see your paycheck disappear in a flash. So. Much. Stuff! Do babies really need all of these things, you might wonder? […]

Should you pay your child for good grades?

Naomi ManninoI’ve paid all three of my kids for good grades many different ways and times throughout their school years. But, I can’t say it ever resulted in better grades. My son, now a senior in high school, would never push a 78 to an 80 just to get some extra cash. My oldest daughter, now [...]Should you pay your child for good grades? […]

Should you pay your child for good grades?

Naomi ManninoI’ve paid all three of my kids for good grades many different ways and times throughout their school years. But, I can’t say it ever resulted in better grades. Whether I offered pay for good grades never affected my son’s grades. In fact, now a senior in high school, he would always forgo the extra [...]Should you pay your child for good grades? […]

How to throw great, yet affordable, football parties

Dawn PapandreaA new season is here that has nothing to do with pumpkin-spiced everything – it’s football season. Every Saturday and Sunday (and Monday and Thursday nights, too) provide a great excuse to get together with friends and root for your team. Or some other team. Does it really matter? […]