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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Who is JT TEN WROS?

When I was a kid, my parents would get letters sent to them and a guy named JT TEN WROS. I had no idea who this JT guy was but I always figured it was a friend of my parents or perhaps the English name of a relative. It was always tricky growing up because I never knew anyone’s name (you don’t call relatives by their name, or even an Uncle Joe, you called them by their “rank,” i.e. […]

A Money Rebuilding Year

In every professional sport, there’s a concept of a “rebuilding year.” These are the years where the team is working on drafting good prospects, building up their young talent, and crafting a competitive championship-caliber team piece by piece. […]

2010 New Graduate Guide: Coming Soon!

Whoops! It looks like I jumped the gun a little in my preparation for a new series next week – the Bargaineering 2010 New Graduate Guide. […]

Sallie Mae Increases Interest Rate to 1.40% APY

Salle Mae Bank, which recently began offering their Sallie Mae online savings account, recently announced they were increasing their interest rate from 1.25% APY to 1.40% APY, putting it near the top of the interest rate list for high interest savings accounts. […]

Citi Platinum Select & Diamond Preferred: $30 Statement Credit

It seems as though the credit card companies are a little tired of the banks getting all the attention for their bank deals. […]

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! […]