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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‘Pay As Your Earn’ gets lots of attention, but it isn’t the best way for many of us to repay our student loans

Ingrid CaseWhen I was a new college graduate, I owned $10,000 in federally subsidized student loans. I paid them off the boring way: I wrote a check every month. Then I took a bit of time off from my repayment schedule when I was unemployed. Eventually I wrote a bigger check and I was done. […]

Don’t let your savings go to the dogs … 6 tips to save on pet care

Jodi HelmerYou love Rover and Whiskers but the cost of treating your furry friends like family adds up. From vet bills and pet meds to gourmet kibble, pet owners are expected to spend a whopping $58.5 billion on their four-legged charges this year, according to the American Pet Products Association. […]

Don’t let your savings go to the dogs … 6 tips to save on pet care

Jodi HelmerYou love Rover and Whiskers but the cost of treating your furry friends like family adds up. From vet bills and pet meds to gourmet kibble, pet owners are expected to spend a whopping $58.5 billion on their four-legged charges this year, according to the American Pet Products Association. […]

Why I don’t bother with manufactured spending…Gaming credit card reward programs just isn’t worth it

Amy FontinelleDo you envy colleagues and friends who vacation for free thanks to all of the credit card reward points and cash rebates they’ve earned from work-related travel? Travel that doesn’t cost them a dime? […]

Why I don’t bother with manufactured spending…Gaming credit card reward programs just isn’t worth it

Amy FontinelleDo you envy colleagues and friends who vacation for free thanks to all of the credit card reward points and cash rebates they’ve earned from work-related travel? Travel that doesn’t cost them a dime? […]

5 sibling discounts you simply have to ask for

Naomi ManninoHow would you like to pay thousands less for the most common big ticket kids’ expenses? […]

5 sibling discounts you simply have to ask for

Naomi ManninoHow would you like to pay thousands less for the most common big ticket kids’ expenses? […]

6 costly credit cards to avoid

Vanessa RichardsonSky-high interest rates. Ridiculous fees. Piddling rewards and modest perks. That’s what makes these credit cards stand out to me. Let’s spend a few minutes looking at some of the most disappointing deals currently being foisted on unsuspecting consumers and consider what a more reasonable card might offer. […]

6 costly credit cards to avoid

Vanessa RichardsonSky-high interest rates. Ridiculous fees. Piddling rewards and modest perks. That’s what makes these credit cards stand out to me. Let’s spend a few minutes looking at some of the most disappointing deals currently being foisted on unsuspecting consumers and consider what a more reasonable card might offer. […]

Asking me to tip the maids at high-end hotels is a lousy plan to fight poverty among women

Jen A. MillerWhen you stay at a Marriott hotel this fall you’ll be asked to pay for more than just your room. The giant hotel chain wants you to start tipping its maids. […]