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

Will your medical and dental providers be in-network next year?

Today I had the pleasure of paying a visit to the dentist to have him look at a tooth that failed last night.  These kinds of visits will be regular occurrences for the rest of my life, because I’m a dental cripple. The dental office graciously made room in their schedule for me, and built up the tooth in preparation for having a crown put on.  Since my appointment was short-notice, it took a bit […]

Will your medical and dental providers be in-network next year?

Today I had the pleasure of paying a visit to the dentist to have him look at a tooth that failed last night.  These kinds of visits will be regular occurrences for the rest of my life, because I’m a dental cripple. The dental office graciously made room in their schedule for me, and built up the tooth in preparation for having a crown put on.  Since my appointment was short-notice, it took a bit […]

Don’t bargain with your passion

At FinCon14, I handed out a lot of business cards.  Over and over again I spoke about what Mighty Bargain Hunter is about. Eventually, my bumper sticker came down to this:  Good Deals in Context. This site is more than just a few more percent off at Kohl’s (check rebate).  (Though that’s not a bad thing, is it?) It’s about all of the bargains and trades we make in life, from big to small. Self-imp […]

Don’t bargain with your passion

At FinCon14, I handed out a lot of business cards.  Over and over again I spoke about what Mighty Bargain Hunter is about. Eventually, my bumper sticker came down to this:  Good Deals in Context. This site is more than just a few more percent off at Kohl’s (check rebate).  (Though that’s not a bad thing, is it?) It’s about all of the bargains and trades we make in life, from big to small. Self-imp […]

Being frugal with attention

Frugality, by definition, deals with the economical uses of resources.  This includes not only money, but also time, and anything else that can be consumed or used. Closely related to being careful with how we use our time, we also need to be careful with how we use our attention.  We have evermore bright-and-shinys competing for our eyeballs and our process cycles, and we’re expected by society t […]

Being frugal with attention

Frugality, by definition, deals with the economical uses of resources.  This includes not only money, but also time, and anything else that can be consumed or used. Closely related to being careful with how we use our time, we also need to be careful with how we use our attention.  We have evermore bright-and-shinys competing for our eyeballs and our process cycles, and we’re expected by society t […]

Ridiculously cheap bus travel from select locations

This past weekend at FinCon14 was a loooong-overdue reunion with the money media community.  Great times, great talks, great eats … and great music! One of the very first people who greeted me at FinCon14 this past weekend was Crystal from Budgeting In The Fun Stuff.  She was sporting some spunky blue highlights and was every bit as friendly and gregarious as I remember her from three years ago. A […]

Ridiculously cheap bus travel from select locations

This past weekend at FinCon14 was a loooong-overdue reunion with the money media community.  Great times, great talks, great eats … and great music! One of the very first people who greeted me at FinCon14 this past weekend was Crystal from Budgeting In The Fun Stuff.  She was sporting some spunky blue highlights and was every bit as friendly and gregarious as I remember her from three years ago. A […]

Ten infrequent expenses that nail you

With just about anything, the more you do it, the better you get at it.  Consistent, deliberate practice has a way of wringing out inefficiencies and avoiding landmines. However, for some activities, there just isn’t the opportunity for most people to practice.  Or, the activities are once- or twice-in-a-lifetime events. Businesses that cater to these kinds of infrequent events capitalize on the i […]