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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Americans are spending how much on weddings?! Here’s how we had a blast on a budget on our big day

Mitch StrohmPlanning on getting hitched soon? Start saving. Mitch Strohm and Mandy Boyd on their wedding day The average cost of a wedding is now a hefty $31,213 (honeymoon not included), according to the 2014 Real Wedding Study from TheKnot.com. That’s up from $29,858 in 2013. As a guy — and finance writer — who just [...]Americans are spending how much on weddings?! […]

Wealth building choices of your richest neighbors

Nick DiUlioHere’s a little secret about building wealth. There is no secret. Ask pretty much any self-made millionaire and you’ll get pretty much the same advice. They’re where they are today because they made a few smart and surprisingly simple choices. Choice 1. […]

How to compare college finanical aid packages and pick the right school

Dawn PapandreaIt’s that time of year, when teens and their families agonize over which college they will pay thousands of dollars to – or borrow thousands of dollars for — over the next four years. By now, acceptance letters and financial aid packages are in hand, so it’s just a matter of doing some side-by-side comparisons. […]

How to compare college finanical aid packages and pick the right school

Dawn PapandreaIt’s that time of year, when teens and their families agonize over which college they will pay thousands of dollars to – or borrow thousands of dollars for — over the next four years. By now, acceptance letters and financial aid packages are in hand, so it’s just a matter of doing some side-by-side comparisons. […]

When you want to travel determines when you’ll find the cheapest airline tickets

Mitch StrohmIf you’re shopping for a great deal on a plane ticket, the best time to book depends on when you’ll be traveling. During off-peak season, on average, you’ll get the best prices on domestic fares 47 days before takeoff, according to a recent report from CheapAir.com. […]

When you want to travel determines when you’ll find the cheapest airline tickets

Mitch StrohmIf you’re shopping for a great deal on a plane ticket, the best time to book depends on when you’ll be traveling. During off-peak season, on average, you’ll get the best prices on domestic fares 47 days before takeoff, according to a recent report from CheapAir.com. […]

The secrets to saving $1 million in your 401(k)

Mitch StrohmIf you’re striving to save for retirement take some cues from the 401(k) millionaires over at Fidelity Investments. According to recent Fidelity data, 72,379 of its 13 million 401(k) accounts now have balances of over $1 million. That’s more than twice as many as in 2012. […]

The secrets to saving $1 million in your 401(k)

Mitch StrohmIf you’re striving to save for retirement take some cues from the 401(k) millionaires over at Fidelity Investments. According to recent Fidelity data, 72,379 of its 13 million 401(k) accounts now have balances of over $1 million. That’s more than twice as many as in 2012. […]

Cord-Cutter Alert: Cheap new app pushes cable TV one step closer to obsolescence

Mitch StrohmIf you loathe cable TV (and who doesn’t?), there’s now another, cheaper alternative for all of you aspiring cord-cutters. Sling TV, a subsidiary of Dish Networks, is the newest streaming TV service on the block, and it seems to be a viable replacement for cable, especially if you only watch a handful of channels. […]

iPad baby seats are dubious devices

Naomi ManninoEvery mom can attest to needing 10 minutes for a shower, to prepare dinner and sometimes even just to put down a colicky baby that has been crying nonstop. […]