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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New ING Direct Electric Orange Checking Promo Code

ING Direct has been working hard to promote their checking accounts and their sweet $50 checking account bonus has returned once again. The promotion is very simple, just go to the Electric Orange information page and click the orange “Apply Now” button. On the next page, click on “Continue” and put in E7NSTND into the reference code box. […]

$250,000 FDIC and NCUA Insurance Limits Permanent

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (H.R. 4173) has gotten a lot of press lately because it represents the biggest reform of Wall Street in quite some time. […]

Beware the Rules of Thumb

The other day, I was explaining the Rule of 72 to my lovely wife. It’s a simple little mathematical trick that almost epitomizes the advantages and disadvantages of rules of thumb. If you want to know how long it takes to double a sum of money, divide 72 by its interest rate. At 10% a year, the rule says a balance doubles ever 7.2 years. It’s really closer slightly less than 7.275 years. […]

How to Save Money on Amazon.com

Amazon is already a great place to shop that can save you a ton of money, but there are even more ways to save. Like any store, Amazon often runs promotions, sales, and specials that can provide even bigger savings, but you have to know how to find them. Some offers are predictable while others are more or less random, but if you know where and when to look you can save big. […]

Where to Spend $1 Coins

The US Mint’s $1 Direct Ship program is back with several options (Native American, Golden Dollars with Sacagawea, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, George Washington and Andrew Jackson), meaning you can bust through some of those cash back tiers by purchasing money. […]

Chase Checking $100 Cash Bonus Coupon

Chase has been offering $100 bonuses for new checking accounts every month like clockwork. If you need a Chase checking account, there’s no reason why you wouldn’t take advantage of free money. […]

How to Recover A Stolen Identity

Having your identity stolen is one of the most jarring things that can happen to you and your financial life. It’s difficult in part because of the uncertainty – how it was stolen, where it was stolen, how much of your financial life has been compromised, and the unknown of what the thief could be doing with your name. […]

Your Take: Is Homeownership the American Dream?

My parents came to the United States because it was the land of opportunity. It was a place where you could, on the basis of your abilities and hard work, make a good life for yourself and your family. It isn’t a utopia, it’s far from it, but it’s a lot better than a lot of other places in the world. […]

How to Harvest Growing Herbs

Last week, I wrote about how to dry fresh herbs in preparation for when our garden shuts down for the season. Today, I’m going to explain what we do to harvest our growing herbs so we are able to get maximum herbage out of each one (yes, herbage is a real word but when I wrote it I thought I was making up a new word!). How you harvest the herbs will vary from plant to plan. […]

South Shore Savings Bank – 3.69% APY Rewards Checking, $200 Bonus

Reward checking accounts have grown in popularity as everyone is looking for a way to earn a little extra cash as safely as possible. Here’s a refresher on how they work – You earn a higher rate of interest if you make a minimum number of debit cards per statement period (usually 10+) and opt for paperless statements and online banking. […]