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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Responsible Credit Card Use Phenomenon

Is it just me or have credit card companies been on a big “responsible credit card use” bandwagon lately? I think credit card companies, with the pending credit card legislation, have been on this responsible use kick because they see consumers in a bit of a revolt. For years, cheap credit has fueled American consumption and lenders have been eager to feed that hunger. […]

Your Take: Charity Solicitations at Stores

With it being the holidays, a lot of stores have partnered up with local charities to solicit donations from customers. If you donate a dollar, you get your name on a balloon or a star that gets plastered behind the registers of a store. […]

Why Dividends Stocks Rock

If you can keep your wits about you while all others are losing theirs, and blaming you. . . . The world will be yours and everything in it, what’s more, you’ll be a man, my son. That’s a famous line from Rudyard Kipling’s If and if you followed that advice the last year (the first part anyway), especially in the stock market, you would’ve done very well and kept a few gray hairs at bay. […]

Harvesting Stock Gains: 0% Capital Gains Tax

In the December special issue of Kiplinger’s magazine, Mary Beth Franklin put together a list of tax moves that can save you big money. Normally, these tax moves are the same from year the year. Her list has a few old standbys that are also on Kay Bell’s list of year end tax moves like giving to charity and checking your tax withholding. […]

Chase Freedom Credit Card: $50 Cash Bonus

The Chase Freedom card was very popular about a year or two ago because if offered a cash back bonus after your first purchase and a very generous cash back rewards structure. […]

Why Choose Sharebuilder?

Before investing in the stock market was opened to the masses with brokers offering cheap stock trades, Sharebuilder was the only one with a commission in the single digits. Four bucks was all it cost to buy a stock, as long as you were willing to schedule your purchase ahead of time (the following Tuesday). […]

How to Cook More, Eat Out Less

For health and financial reasons, my wife and I have been cooking more of our meals at home. […]

Don’t Buy A Home Within 5 Years of Graduation

Whenever I or my wife tells people what I do (personal finance blogger), invariably one of the next few questions they ask is if I have any stocks picks for them. After I’ve explained that I don’t do that sort of thing, the next topic usually has to do with buying a house. […]

Lending Club New Investor Bonus $64.62

Lending Club, one of the two most popular peer to peer lending networks, is now offering a $64.62 bonus to new investors that sign up through one of our links before December 31st, complete their registration and link a bank account to their Lending Club account. […]

5 Green Gifts of Experience and Time

As the holiday season of sparkle and glitter quickly approaches, it’s easy to get swept up in the costly winds of buying, giving and receiving. Personally, I’ve spent way too many hours browsing the aisles (at the last minute) trying to find the perfect thing that my friend will like love not have to re-gift!! […]