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 (page 2)

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. […]

‘Pay As Your Earn’ gets lots of attention, but it isn’t the best way for many of us to repay our student loans

Ingrid CaseWhen I was a new college graduate, I owned $10,000 in federally subsidized student loans. I paid them off the boring way: I wrote a check every month. Then I took a bit of time off from my repayment schedule when I was unemployed. Eventually I wrote a bigger check and I was done. […]

‘Pay As Your Earn’ gets lots of attention, but it isn’t the best way for many of us to repay our student loans

Ingrid CaseWhen I was a new college graduate, I owned $10,000 in federally subsidized student loans. I paid them off the boring way: I wrote a check every month. Then I took a bit of time off from my repayment schedule when I was unemployed. Eventually I wrote a bigger check and I was done. […]

Don’t let your savings go to the dogs … 6 tips to save on pet care

Jodi HelmerYou love Rover and Whiskers but the cost of treating your furry friends like family adds up. From vet bills and pet meds to gourmet kibble, pet owners are expected to spend a whopping $58.5 billion on their four-legged charges this year, according to the American Pet Products Association. […]