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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Getting Things Done

Have you ever heard of Getting Things Done? When I brought it up to my wife, she thought I was just making a sarcastic comment (not uncommon :)) but it’s a national bestselling book by David Allen about a personal productivity system. It’s been lauded by practically everyone who has integrated it into their lives. […]

Bank Services More Important Than Interest Rate

A few weeks ago I asked for your opinion of the best high yield savings account and the one thing I learned something very interesting. […]

How to Become a Coupon Ninja in 15 Minutes A Week

I love a good deal. For years, I’ve seen all the grocery store coupon sites out there listing wonderful combo deals, how you can get free this and free that, but I never did it because I didn’t want to spend the time it takes to clip, sort, and manage coupons. I didn’t want to try to match them up with the sales circulars and double/triple coupon promotions to get the best deal possible. […]

Your Take: Renting Large Tools

One of the fun things about running a blog is being able to hold giveaways where I can give readers some really awesome things. Today, I have the opportunity to offer up a $200 gift card from Home Depot to one lucky reader. […]

Making Homemade Bread Crumbs

As some of you may know, I volunteer at Meals on Wheels every Tuesday morning. One of the perks of donating two hours each week is that I sometimes take home a meal, when there are extras, and I often get a bag of bread loaf ends, that would otherwise get thrown out. […]

Best Business Credit Cards

My friend Matt started a business and wanted to know what the best business credit card was. I’ll list what I consider the best options below but in general here’s what I look for: No annual fee: If you’re a startup, you want to keep costs as low as possible until you get your revenues up. […]

How Students Use Credit Cards

Each year, Sallie Mae does a national study on how undergraduate college students use credit cards and their usage trends. […]

The Soul of Swapping

Each season we are bombarded with advertisements that tell us we need the latest look with all the bells and whistles (i.e. bags and shoes) to go with them. On a recession budget, or any budget for that matter, it’s not always an option to saunter into the mall and pick up the trendy sweater and kitten heels. […]

How To Get A Free FICO Credit Score

Your FICO credit score is increasingly becoming one of the most important numbers in your life. […]

Our New Dog Expenses

For the last few weeks, my wife and I have been visiting the local shelters and adoption shows to try to find a little guy to join our family. A few weeks ago, we met Tobey, a 7 year old Beagle who hasn’t had a “real” home in quite some time (I say real because he’s been a combination of fostered and kenneled, but treated very well throughout the whole process). […]