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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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. […]

What is Your Manifest Destiny?

Manifest Destiny was the general belief that the United States was destined to expand from the United States’ current territory all the way to the Pacific Ocean. This belief, which was never codified into law or even an official government policy, was the guiding principle for a lot of the government’s policies and actions. […]

How to Build Your Credit History with Tradelines

The key to building your credit history and getting it as high as possible is very simple: act responsibly with credit. Sounds simple enough right? The problem is that the system is a bit of a catch-22. Companies won’t issue you credit if you don’t have a credit history. You can’t develop a credit history unless you start getting credit. […]

Wise Bread’s 10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget Giveaway

10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget is a compilation of over ten thousand tips and tricks to help you make the most of the cash you have. I’ll have a review of the book itself later on this week but I wanted to announce two special giveaways and contest they’re holding. Win one of five Flip Mino Camcorders if you buy the book today (May 18th). […]