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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Is finding love online easier if you’re rich?

Claes BellIt’s fair to say America is obsessed with “gold diggers.” From Anna Nicole Smith to Kevin Federline to whoever Kanye was rapping about on his triple-platinum single, we have a long tradition of assuming that having enough money attracts members of the opposite sex like, well, miners to the Yukon. But does having money really [...]Is finding love online easier if you’re rich? […]

Most try to avoid it, but for some, debt can be a real turn-on

John EganDebt is a depressing subject for lots of us. And it’s no wonder: Total U.S consumer debt in the U.S. exceeds $3 trillion — that’s trillion, not million or billion. But while it’s a major downer for most people, there is a subculture of people that find debt — well, exciting. […]

Valentine’s Day Cheapskate Contest

Michele BermanIt’s almost that time. With all that pink and red displayed in every store and jewelry commercials on heavy rotation on every channel, anyone with a significant other can feel their wallets cringing in fear at the approach of Valentine’s Day. So what is it this year? Chocolates? Flowers? A teddy bear with a heart? […]

Valentine’s Day Cheapskate Contest Official Rules

Michele BermanValentine’s Day Cheapskate Contest Official Rules No Purchase Necessary to Enter or Win Open Only to Legal United States Residents Void in Rhode Island, Puerto Rico and Where Prohibited by Law PRIZE: Subject to the provisions of these Official Rules, during the Promotion Period (as defined below) of the “ Valentine’s Day Contest” (the “Promotion“), [...]Valentine’s D […]

‘Multilevel marketing’ schemes like Herbalife, Amway and Juice Plus are bullshit and here’s why

Claes BellYou probably know someone (or multiple people if you’re particularly unlucky) who has tried to sell you so-called “multilevel marketing” products such as Herbalife, Amway, Juice Plus, Avon, Mona Vie, Vemma or Arbonne. […]

5 money lessons from ‘Full House’

Alana.ModlinThe catchy theme song, the red front door, the music that hinted you were about to learn an important life lesson … “Full House” fans remember it all. Here are five money lessons you may not realize the TGIF classic taught you that could have your wallet saying “You got it dude!” 1. […]

Can you really heat a room for 15 cents a day worth of tea lights?

Alissa FleckThere’s a video making the rounds on social media about a “hack” for home heating that seems like it should be huge news to cheapskates the world over, especially given the hellacious polar vortex that’s covered much of the United States in snow and ice this winter. In the video, which was actually published in [...]Can you really heat a room for 15 cents a day worth of tea lights? […]

5 Chinese New Year traditions for attracting wealth

Kristin WongSun nin fai lok!  On Friday, China rang in the New Year. It’s officially the Year of the Horse. Across many cultures, a new year represents the possibility of building wealth, health and prosperity. While the Western world makes New Year’s resolutions, Eastern tradition is focused on what most Westerners would call, well, crazy superstition. […]

Michaels offers handy DIY solutions for customers exposed in possible data breach

Claes BellAnother week, another retailer announcing a possible data breach that could compromise customer data and expose them to the risk of financial fraud. A few weeks ago, it was Target, then Neiman Marcus (who, like Target, is offering free identity theft protection for a year). […]