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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How Debt Management Programs Work

A few weeks ago, I discussed How Debt Settlement Works, and today I wanted to talk about another debt related topic – debt management programs or debt management plans. A debt management program is similar to debt settlement in that you pay a third party who will, after taking their fee, pay your creditors. […]

Review: The 1-2-3 Money Plan by Gregory Karp

The 1-2-3 Money Plan by Gregory Karp is a book that seeks to provide practical and specific financial advice that anyone can use – it says so on the back! Published by Finantial Times Press, this book seeks to help you establish a structure to your personal finances and give you a process you can follow to get you on track. About Gregory Karp First, who is Gregory Karp? […]

Your Take: Your Favorite Vacation?

We’ve all shared our dream vacations, but what is your favorite vacation? What’s a place you absolutely love going to? For me, my favorite vacation has to be to Hawaii (one of the reasons I’m a huge fan of my friend Sheila’s GoVisitHawaii.com blog, it’s an almost daily reminder of how beautiful and awesome the 50th state is). My wife and I went there for our honeymoon a year and a half ago. […]

FICO Risk Factor Reason Codes

When you apply for a loan or a credit card, the lender will run a credit report check on you to determine your credit worthiness. […]

How to Enjoy a Tax Free Vacation

One of the reasons I am called the “Wandering” Tax Pro is because once the tax filing season ends I enjoy travel via all methods – car, bus, plane, ship and train (not necessarily in that order). In the days before my uncle went to his final audit, I would pack my bags and we would embark on a transatlantic crossing, often on the QE2. […]

Chinese Brown Sauce & White Sauce Recipes

If you’ve ever eaten at any Chinese restaurant or take out joint, chances are you’ve ordered something that’s been in a brown sauce or a white sauce. Chicken with broccoli? That’s a brown sauce. Seafood with vegetables? That’s a white sauce. If you enjoy those types of flavors, might I recommend giving them a try at home? They’re really easy and really tasty. […]

How to Get Ripped for Free Without a Gym

Editor’s Note: I met one of the guys behind GymJunkies.com out at a conference earlier this year. I thought it would be great if they were able to put together a guest post where they explained how you could get a good workout without spending much, or any, money at all. […]

Medicare & Medicaid Health Insurance Programs Explained

I’ve never had the need or the opportunity the learn about Medicare or Medicaid, two government programs that garner a lot of attention every two years, and that have recently been in the news because of President Obama’s attempts to bring about health care reform. […]

Best Hard Working American Reality TV Shows

I hate reality televisions shows that follow tragically complicated celebrities, or just straight up follows tragically complicated civilians, because they’re exercises in schedenfreud. It’s entertainment because you’re reveling in the misery of others! I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here is basically a farce built around the popularity of these types of shows. […]