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.

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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? […]

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? […]

Smart ways to save money at school without ruining your college fun — or going hungry

Dawn PapandreaDon’t worry – this isn’t going to be one of those posts that tell you you’re a big boy/girl now, and have to stop being irresponsible with money. I won’t tell you to stop buying overpriced lattes, $11 nachos at midnight, or comfy college sweatshirts because those things are largely what college is all about. […]

Smart ways to save money at school without ruining your college fun — or going hungry

Dawn PapandreaDon’t worry – this isn’t going to be one of those posts that tell you you’re a big boy/girl now, and have to stop being irresponsible with money. I won’t tell you to stop buying overpriced lattes, $11 nachos at midnight, or comfy college sweatshirts because those things are largely what college is all about. […]

Oh, how I wish I could go back and talk some sense into my free-spending teenaged self

Alissa FleckAs a teenager, I looked forward to growing up and leaving home so I could eat all the junk food I wanted. But now that I’ve done that, my perspective has changed. I avoid junk food at all costs. I’ve matured a lot when it comes to money, too. […]

Oh, how I wish I could go back and talk some sense into my free-spending teenaged self

Alissa FleckAs a teenager, I looked forward to growing up and leaving home so I could eat all the junk food I wanted. But now that I’ve done that, my perspective has changed. I avoid junk food at all costs. I’ve matured a lot when it comes to money, too. […]

How to get the most from your auto insurance claim

Amy FontinelleBeing involved in a car accident is scary and stressful. So is dealing with the aftermath. It’s in the insurance company’s best interest to minimize your claim, but you’ll be able to secure a fair settlement with these four tips. Don’t admit fault You typically must file a police report after a car accident. […]

How to get the most from your auto insurance claim

Amy FontinelleBeing involved in a car accident is scary and stressful. So is dealing with the aftermath. It’s in the insurance company’s best interest to minimize your claim, but you’ll be able to secure a fair settlement with these four tips. Don’t admit fault You typically must file a police report after a car accident. […]