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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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. […]

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. […]

My favorite no-fee credit cards provide lots of perks

Vanessa RichardsonA credit card that offers cash rewards, a low interest rate and no annual fee? What’s the catch? There might not be one – you may just have scored a good deal. […]

My favorite no-fee credit cards provide lots of perks

Vanessa RichardsonA credit card that offers cash rewards, a low interest rate and no annual fee? What’s the catch? There might not be one – you may just have scored a good deal. […]

How to save money and avoid birthday party drama

Dawn PapandreaThe school year’s well underway and the weekly birthday party invitations are pouring in. If you’ve got a couple of kids in school, with 20 to 30 children in each of their classes, the birthday party circuit can get very expensive, very quickly. […]

How to save money and avoid birthday party drama

Dawn PapandreaThe school year’s well underway and the weekly birthday party invitations are pouring in. If you’ve got a couple of kids in school, with 20 to 30 children in each of their classes, the birthday party circuit can get very expensive, very quickly. […]

How to buy furniture you like without spending too much money

Jen A. MillerIn February 2013, I moved back into my house. Yes, moved back in. I bought the place in 2007 and turned it into a rental property when I moved in with my then-boyfriend. […]

Why I’m no longer afraid to deposit checks by mobile phone

Jen A. MillerYour co-worker, your neighbor, the corner market owner. They all joined the modern world long ago. For awhile I was reluctant, but I too have gotten hip to the new age. Yes, I’ve started cashing checks through my smartphone I resisted the convenience for two big reasons. […]