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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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. […]

What To Do When You’re On Furlough

In this recession, companies are turning to furloughs, or unpaid leave, as a way to cut costs without cutting people. As you can imagine, being furloughed is never a good thing. Companies in good financial shape generally don’t furlough their staff, it’s usually companies that need to cut costs or are having difficulty with cash flow. […]

TradeKing $50 Promotion: National Friends Day!

Did you know that National Friendship Day was August 3nd? Since 1935, Congress declared the first Sunday in August to be National Friendship Day. I didn’t, but that’s because my friends never told me! […]