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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The Frugal Foodie Cookbook by Lara Starr and Lynette Shirk

My wife and I have been trying to cook more of our meals at home, rather than going out to a restaurant. Part of it is frugality, cooking at home is simply cheaper than eating out. However, an even bigger part has to do with being healthier. […]

Your Take: What Stresses You The Most?

Reader’s Digest conducted a poll of 150 people from 16 countries to find out what stresses them out the most. Voters could choose family, health, money, and the state of the world. First, I’d like you to vote on what stresses you out the most, then I’ll write about the results of that study. I’m curious to see how the results of Bargaineering Nation compare with the 16 other real nations. […]

Cheapest S&P 500 Index Funds

If you own an index fund and you’re paying an expense ratio greater than 0.35%, you’re getting ripped off. […]

Tradeking $50 New Account Promotion

TradeKing has once again revived it’s $50 new account promotion bonus for the month of October. From October 1st through the 31st, open an account, deposit $2,500, and make one trade – then you’ll be give the $50 account bonus. […]

Downgrade Your Expenses

How many fixed expenses do you have each month? We have about half a dozen – mortgage, utilities, cable & internet, Netflix, insurance, and the gym. Of those, three are mostly non-negotiable (mortgage, utilities, insurance). […]

Use Billpay To Get A Voided Check

How often do you use checks? Most of the time, it’s to set up a direct deposit right? […]

New Bank Trojan Virus Steals Money

Finjan, an internet security firm, has discovered a new Trojan horse virus that steals money from your account. Your typical phishing or virus will steal your login credentials and send it to a thief, who either sells it or empties your account. […]

Does Closing a Bank Account Hurt Your Credit Score

No. Your credit score is a number calculated from the information in your credit report. Your credit report will contain information about your loans, other credit obligations, and negative actions in public record (bankruptcy, collections, court judgments). […]

Toyota Recalls 3.8M Cars for Floormat Issue

Toyota announced yesterday that they would recall 3.8 million cars in the United States in what is the largest ever U.S. recall. The removable floor mats can cause the accelerator to stick and push vehicles to speeds in excess of 120 miles per hour. […]

Using Charge Cards to Improve Credit

If you don’t like credit cards because you’re afraid of falling into the debt trap, have no fear! There are credit cards that will not let you carry a balance. […]