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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10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget Review

Earlier this week I gave away three copies of Wise Bread’s new book - 10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget, while promising a review later in the week. Like Wise Bread, this book is colorful, approachable, and while I haven’t confirmed the actual number of tips, 10,001 doesn’t seem that far off. […]

Review: How Successful People Think by John C. Maxwell

Until I saw this book, I had no idea who John C. Maxwell was and why he was qualified to write a book on how successful people think. Maxwell is a “leadership expert” and a New York Times bestselling author who has sold over 16 million books. He’s also a speaker, having spoken to Fortune 500 companies, government leaders, NFL, UN ambassadors, and many other groups. […]

Your Take: CARD Act Credit Card Legislation

The buzz in the personal finance blogosphere lately has been about the new Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure (CARD) Act of 2009. The House passed their version last month, the Senate passed their version this week, and they’ve already reconciled it. […]

Don’t Carry Debt To Improve Your Credit Score

One of the biggest misconceptions I hear and read about regarding your credit score is that you need to carry debt to improve your score. Some articles say that you should get a car loan because it’ll boost your credit score. Others will recommend that you leave a little balance on your credit card rather than pay it off in full each month. […]

BVC #12 - Keeping Financial Documents

In this latest video I take a step away from the whiteboard and talk about something my wife and I did over the weekend, we consolidated our financial and personal documents. We’ve been married for about a year and a half but never went through the process of consolidating all of our important documents. […]

Precautionary Words from an Independent Trader

This is the third and final part of a three part series discussing life as an independent trader. In this final post, Matt offers some precautionary words if you’ve considered becoming an independent trader. […]

Tools of an Independent Trader

This is part two of a three part series discussing life as an independent trader. This is the second post, covering the tools of an independent trader, written by an independent trader. […]

A Typical Day in Life as an Independent Trader

Last fall, Jim and I exchanged the introductory, get to know you, emails about the dangers of being an active trader. More specifically, his semi-reluctant admission that he had day traded AIG for a quick profit caught my eye since the majority of personal finance bloggers consider active traders to be the blasphemers of the financial world. […]

Credit Card Reform Imminent: Senate Passes CARD Act of 2009

May 20th Update: The House of Representatives gave their approval of the CARD Act passed in the Senate and the bill is on its way to President Obama. Today, the Senate voted 90-5 in favor of the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure (CARD) Act of 2009, which is one step closer to credit card reform in America. […]

Bargaineering Bucks Store Open For Business!

Thank you to the over three-hundred members of Bargaineering community who signed up as users of the site! I’m happy to introduce The Bargaineering Bucks Store, the only place you can turn those hard earned Bargaineering Bucks into “stuff.” Some of you may have seen already seen it because I put a link up earlier this week. […]