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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Credit Cards with Concierge Service

How would you like a personal assistant for free? Lost? Can’t figure out your GPS? Don’t have a GPS? Ring up your credit card’s concierge service and ask! Need tickets to a show? What about tickets to another country? […]

Sovereign Bank $150 Checking Promotion

If you live in the northeastern United States, need a bank account, and could use an extra hundred fifty bucks… do I have a bank deal for you. Sovereign Bank is offering a $150 cash bonus for new checking and savings account customers. The requirements are fairly standard – setup a checking and a savings account, enroll in online banking, and make five debit card transactions. […]

Grand Plan: How to Make $1000 Risk Free

How would you like to make $1000 risk free starting with just $1? It sounds too good to be true right? It sounds like a scam? Well, 99.999% of the time it’s a scam. This is that 0.001% time it isn’t and when you read through my Grand Plan, you’ll know it’s not a scam. You won’t get rich with the Grand Plan, you’ll just get a little bit ahead. […]

Weekend Roundup: They’re Back!

For those who follow my Twitter account @bargainr, you get treated to interesting links as I find them throughout the day. […]

Your Take: Mother’s Day Lessons

With Mother’s Day around the corner, some blogs will point out that Mother’s Day is a Hallmark Holiday. It’s a day made so commercial that sometimes it seems like it was created just to sell Mother’s Day cards! […]

TD Bank Checking Account Promotion: Free Flip Ultra Camcorder

TD Bank joins the recent spate of new account bank deals and they join the fray with our modern day equivalent of a toaster, a Flip Ultra Camcorder. I have one of these cameras and they’re great because of how easy it is to use and how portable it can be. […]

Vanguard Mutual Funds vs. ETFs: Which Are Better?

When Vanguard lowered its stock and ETF trading fees this week, I received an email from Eric, one of the long time readers of Bargaineering. He wondered if this made Vanguard ETFs superior to their mutual funds, to which I was pretty sure the answer was “Yes.” You have to make the assumption that the mutual fund and the ETF will track the underlying index in the same way. […]

Vanguard Reduces Trading & ETF Transaction Fees

Vanguard recently announced a reduction in their fees. For most investors, those with less than $50,000 in their account, their first 25 stock trades each year will cost only $7, subsequent trades are $20. If you have $50-$500k, all trades are $7. $500k- $1M, all trades are $2. […]

How to Save Money by Buying Gift Cards Online

Whenever I buy something online, I look to try to reduce the price of the item as much as possible. As a consumer, there are a variety of tools you can use to be a savvier shopper. Most consumers know to use a credit card with at least 1% cash back to reduce the price a small bit. […]

Condo For Sale: Playboy Mansion

You read the title right… you can buy a condo in the Playboy Mansion if you have a cool $2.9 million sitting around in a bank account (or you can get a mortgage loan for that amount). Unfortunately, it’s probably not the Playboy Mansion you’re thinking about, the one located in Los Angeles, CA. […]