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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Conquer gift clutter with practical presents

Dawn PapandreaEvery holiday season means that you get – and often give — lots of pointless stuff. You treat your aunt to yet another sweater while adding to the mountain of Legos and action figures in your family room. […]

I take it back … Car dealers aren’t totally worthless

Amy Fontinelle“I refuse to go to a car dealership for any reason. I don’t shop for cars there and I don’t get maintenance or repairs done there. […]

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? […]

Whether you’re a novice saver or seasoned investor, here’s where to find winter’s best CD rates

Sabrina Karl January 24, 2016 Ever since the Federal Reserve lowered interest rates in 2008 to lessen the blow of the Great Recession, it’s been hard to earn much on your savings. The Fed finally began raising rates last month. […]

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. […]