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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Shoo, Jimmy Choo! by Catey Hill

Shoo, Jimmy Choo! is a complete personal finance guide focused on guiding women towards making sound financial choices. While the language speaks to women, my feeling is that this book speaks to a lot of people who have just graduated and are considered part of the “young professional” group. […]

How to Get Burglars to Rob Your House

Being robbed is almost never a good thing. The idea of someone breaking into your home, rummaging through your stuff, and taking all the choice bits… it’s unpleasant. Most people who have been robbed will tell you that the worst part isn’t the loss of stuff, that can be replaced, but the loss of their feeling security. But what if you wanted to be robbed? Why would you want to be robbed? […]

Details on Health Care Law’s Under-26 Coverage Rules

As you may recall, the health care bill that was recently signed into law included provisions for the extension of dependent health insurance to those under 26. Specifically – “Young adults will be able to stay on their parents’ health plans until the age of 26. […]

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. […]