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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Why Tipping Is The Best Investment Ever

I’ve always found that tipping, by far, is the best investment you can ever make in almost any situation. Anyone who has ever bellied up to a bar knows that a dollar a drink is all it takes to get the speediest of service on even the busiest of nights. Want a nicer hotel room? […]

Quicken Premier 2010 Review

With the arrival of free online personal finance tools (like Mint, Quicken Online, Wesabe, and many others), you might think that a desktop application like Quicken would be a hard sell. As it turns out, a lot of people out there are like me – a little uncomfortable giving out so much personal finance information to an online tool. […]

PerkStreet $50 Bonus Promotion

High yield savings accounts are all the rage these days because of their high interest rates, but there are very few online checking accounts making the rounds. […]

Your Take: Your Best Career Tip?

I hope you got as much out of reading and commenting about the posts in Career Week as I did writing them. While the posts themselves were written to speak to those who are currently unemployed, I think the ideas and tips I shared are applicable to anyone looking for a job. If you have employed and are looking for a better job, you can use the tips from Career Week to get to the next level. […]

So What? by Mark Magnacca

A publisher sent me So What? by Mark Magnacca a few weeks ago and it sat on my shelves because I wasn’t sure how it fit Bargaineering – until today. So What? is a book about how to change your mindset so that you become a more effective communicator and salesperson. […]

Interview Like A Politician: Dominate the Conversation

If you’ve ever listened or watched to an interview of a politician, you’ll probably recognize the “talking points” when they come up. Talking points are ideas, also known as takeaways, that an interviewee wants the audience and the interviewer to learn during the course of the interview. […]

How To Write an Interview Followup Thank You Letter

The courting process doesn’t end with the conclusion of an interview, first round or on-site. After an interview, it’s a good idea to write a follow up or thank you letter so that you can thank the interviewer and maintain an open channel of communication. […]

How to Answer the 10 Most Common Interview Questions

Bookmark with Del.icio.us! In the course of my career, I’ve been involved in over forty interviews. More than half have been in the capacity of the interviewee and the rest were as the interviewer, with an even mix of on-site and on-campus interviews. […]

How to Dress for an Interview

First impressions count. No matter what people say or want to believe, people will judge you based on the way you look, what you’re wearing, and how you present yourself. That’s why it’s critically important to dress properly for an interview. […]

How to Properly Use Headhunters

Whenever you start posting your resume on job search websites, you will invariably be contacted by recruiters, affectionately called headhunters. Headhunters can be a valuable asset in the job hunting process because their goals are in line with yours. The typical headhunter scenario works like this. An employer is looking to fill a specific job opening within a few weeks. […]