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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Free Personal Finance eBook from The Simple Dollar

A few years ago, Trent of The Simple Dollar wrote a post in which he boiled down all the salient points of personal finance onto five business cards. […]

Money Tips Network

A couple months ago, Will and Greg at Wisebread asked me if I’d be interested in joining a new blog network they were creating, later to be dubbed the Money Tips Network. I’m a big fan of the work they do at Wisebread and so I was eager to join them on a project. […]

Become a Bargaineering Member!

The eagle eyed among you may have noticed a slight change to the top of the screen, there’s a little login screen! That’s right, you will now be able to register an account at Bargaineering for free (like everything else on Bargaineering!). Why would you want to register an account? There are several reasons. […]

Your Take: Taking Two Down The Aisle

A guest post on Techcrunch back in March talked about an idea I’ve never heard of - “taking two down the aisle.” In the guest post, Larry Chiang, founder of Duck9 and regular blogger for Business Week, is talking about organization events as a way to gain exposure and network. […]

The Cost of Filing for Bankruptcy

This morning I wrote about the different types of individual bankruptcy but I didn’t discuss how much they cost. Yep, even if you don’t have any money left and want to file for bankruptcy, there are costs involved! There are costs involved because bankruptcy involves the courts and the employees of the court have to get paid! […]

Types of Individual Bankruptcy

Despite being in a recession, I haven’t seen a lot of personal bankruptcy stories. Many businesses are folding and personal bankruptcies have increased, but the mainstream media hasn’t published many sensational articles spotlighting a remarkable spike in bankruptcies. Does that mean it’s on the horizon? […]

50 Fun Facts About Debt

Debt. Some see it as a tool to be used to help them improve their financial situation. Some see it as a temptation to get more than you should be allowed to. And some see it was an insidious monster lurking around the corner, waiting for you to slip and make a mistake. Some see it as something the never want to touch. Today we’re not going to talk about any of that stuff. […]

How to Save on Primary Education

There’s a lot of discussion and talk about public versus private universities and how to get the most bang for your buck in the arena of college, but often overlooked is options for primary (ie. K-12) education. […]

Six Ways to Get Green & Gorgeous For Under $20

Growing up, my mother was pretty strict when it came to wearing makeup. In fact, I was not allowed to wear even something as benign as lip gloss until I was 15 years old. All the while, my girlfriends were glossing, blushing and getting made up in NYC style. So naturally, by the time I was 14, I began wearing it on the sly. […]

Review Your Insurance Policies Annually

I hate insurance. Actually, I take that back, I don’t hate insurance. I hate paying for insurance. Every time I get an email from GEICO or a mailing from Traveler’s, I think about how I pay them every six months and, in the nearly ten years of driving and four years of living in this house, I’ve never filed a claim. […]