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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9 tricks to get a jump on 2016 money resolutions

Dawn Papandrea Most people have some sort of financial resolutions at the start of every New Year, whether it’s to be debt-free or save more. There’s something about having a clean slate when you flip to a new calendar year that can be quite motivating. Here are some ways to evaluate your spending and put more cash […] 9 tricks to get a jump on 2016 money resolutions is a post from: Bargaineering […]

I’ve got to stop watching HGTV … It creates unrealistic expectations that make me hate my home

Amy FontinelleWant to enjoy your home more? Stop watching HGTV I’ve been an HGTV addict for years. From House Hunters to Property Virgins and Rehab Addict to Property Brothers, I couldn’t get enough. For the last few months, though, episodes of what used to be my favorite shows have been piling up on my DVR. […]

The ultimate tips for holiday tipping on a budget

Mike SanteIt’s the most wonderful time of the year, they say, unless you’re talking about your finances. From a money perspective, the holidays put a huge strain on family bank accounts, especially when all of those extras – like year-end tips – push your budget past its breaking point. […]

Conquer gift clutter with practical presents

Dawn PapandreaEvery holiday season means that you get – and often give — lots of pointless stuff. You treat your aunt to yet another sweater while adding to the mountain of Legos and action figures in your family room. […]

I take it back … Car dealers aren’t totally worthless

Amy Fontinelle“I refuse to go to a car dealership for any reason. I don’t shop for cars there and I don’t get maintenance or repairs done there. […]

Right now is the best time of the year to buy a home … No really, real estate data says it’s today

Mitch StrohmIf you’re in the market to purchase a home, mark October on your calendar as the best month to buy. That’s when you’ll get the biggest discount, according to a new study from RealtyTrac, a company that tracks real estate data and trends. […]

Should you tip your Uber driver?

Mitch StrohmShould you tip your Uber driver? It’s a big debate lately. And if you’re confused about it, you’re not alone. But here’s the fact. With Uber, tipping isn’t required. Uber says so. “There is no need to tip. Once you arrive at your destination, your fare is automatically charged to your credit card on file, […]Should you tip your Uber driver? […]

Whether you’re a novice saver or seasoned investor, here’s where to find winter’s best CD rates

Sabrina Karl January 24, 2016 Ever since the Federal Reserve lowered interest rates in 2008 to lessen the blow of the Great Recession, it’s been hard to earn much on your savings. The Fed finally began raising rates last month. […]

I’m into serial refinancing … You should be, too

Amy FontinelleMy husband and I bought our house in 2008, and we’ve refinanced the mortgage three times since then. Sounds crazy, right? Who would want to go through the cost and hassle of taking out four home loans in just seven years? We would, and you should consider it, too. […]