Mighty Bargain Hunter

I enjoy talking about saving money, finding deals, living frugally, making money, and investing, in addition to talking about current events in the financial world, online and offline. I’ve published articles at this domain name since 2004 and have been blogging since May, 2005.

I also started and manage the Carnival of Debt Reduction, a weekly blog carnival that highlights posts on getting out of debt. Personal debt reduction progress reports and posts about reducing debt are what this carnival is all about!

Latest Posts from Mighty Bargain Hunter

This is how your bank feels about your loan payoff

As I posted about recently, we paid off our van loan, something we’re very happy about. The financial institution that held our loan recently sent us the title to the van.  They also sent a separate letter notifying us of such. Here’s the text of the letter: RE:  Loan: *******123-4567 Collateral Description:  [Our Van] Payoff Date: 03/27/2015 Dear John Wedding, The above referenced load has been p […]

I forgot about the #1 source for tax information

This week (and probably part of this weekend) I’ll be wrapping up my Tax Year 2014 activities.  As always, there will be much celebration afterwards. Since 2009 I’ve used H&R Block® Online Tax Software every year I’ve been able. […]

I forgot about the #1 source for tax information

This week (and probably part of this weekend) I’ll be wrapping up my Tax Year 2014 activities.  As always, there will be much celebration afterwards. Since 2009 I’ve used H&R Block® Online Tax Software every year I’ve been able. […]

Slain debt dragon? 7 worthy uses for that payment

We slayed a debt dragon last week.  The carcass rots in our front yard as I write this.  The greenish-blue smoke from its nostrils abated only this morning. This past Friday marked the last of eighty-four biweekly loan payments on our Toyota Sienna. We paid off the five-year loan nearly two years ahead of schedule by rounding the payment up to the next $100 and making biweekly payments much the sa […]

Six costs of free – and how to avoid having them eat your lunch

There’s not a thing wrong with free.  In fact, free is one of my favorite four-letter words. But, it always pays to remember that “free” is not the same thing as “without cost.”  Something that’s free may be without monetary cost, but there’s almost always some other cost. There’s no such thing as a free lunch.  Somebody pays for it.  That somebody may be you. Here are six types of costs of free […]

Six costs of free – and how to avoid having them eat your lunch

There’s not a thing wrong with free.  In fact, free is one of my favorite four-letter words. But, it always pays to remember that “free” is not the same thing as “without cost.”  Something that’s free may be without monetary cost, but there’s almost always some other cost. There’s no such thing as a free lunch.  Somebody pays for it.  That somebody may be you. Here are six types of costs of free […]

Rebate site review: DollarDig.com

I use cash-back rebate sites for my purchases whenever it makes sense. After getting a free account at these sites, it’s only 30 seconds or so to save a few bucks — or even lots of bucks! […]

Rebate site review: DollarDig.com

I use cash-back rebate sites for my purchases whenever it makes sense. After getting a free account at these sites, it’s only 30 seconds or so to save a few bucks — or even lots of bucks! […]

Nine tricks for buying discounted gift cards safely

Buying discounted gift cards can be an easy way to spend a bit less. There are a number of websites that sell discounted gift cards, both physical and electronic. […]

Nine tricks for buying discounted gift cards safely

Buying discounted gift cards can be an easy way to spend a bit less. There are a number of websites that sell discounted gift cards, both physical and electronic. […]