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

Water heater need replacing? Five tips to reduce the hassle

There’s never a convenient time for a water heater to fail.  But here are a few things to keep in mind to avoid making it any more inconvenient … This past week we bought and installed a new water heater. […]

Save money on emergency purchases with scrip

Need to buy something big on short notice, but still want to save money?  Maybe scrip can help you out with emergency purchases when other methods will take too long. At the end of last week our water heater developed a leak at the bottom.  It was rated for six years and had lasted at least that long. […]

Download your financial statements NOW

Financial statements in electronic form are now the norm.  But that doesn’t mean that your bank will keep them around for long … Our credit union’s website just got a long-overdue face-lift. […]

Paid search: Eight search engines with rewards

When you search the web, these sites give you relevant paid search results  … If you’re reading this right now, odds are fantastic that you know how to search the web for what you need.  I sure know that Google is my friend. I’m having a hard time remembering what I did to find stuff out before the rise of search engines. […]

Big Tax Refund: Five reasons why you don’t want one

Though getting a big tax refund may seem great, it isn’t all that.  Find out what a big tax refund really means … The first months of the new year are a great time for new starts, new possibilities, new goals. It’s also the time for a new tax season!!! […]

Golden handcuffs: Six ways to loosen them up a bit

Getting rid of a pair of golden handcuffs may be one of the first things on your mind.  Here’s hoping this puts things into perspective … You may have heard of the golden handcuffs — deferred payoffs offered by an employer to discourage employees from seeking employment elsewhere. The golden handcuffs can also mean having a job that’s too good to quit. […]

There’s still time to track expenses this year

Track expenses diligently for a whole year, and your time at taxes will be much, much less unhappy … We are a week into the new year. […]

Why I got over being scared of cooking

I do a few things pretty well. Cooking hasn’t been one of them. For a surprisingly long time I’ve been able to get by knowing hardly the first thing about preparing a hot meal: Through high school my parents prepared the meals. Through college I had a meal plan. Through graduate school I only did very basic cooking (rice, pasta, etc.) and used what little disposable income I had after my stipend […]

Swagbucks.com’s new gift card site (bonus inside)

Swagbucks.com is a website that rewards its members with points (called SB) that can be redeemed for gift cards and other goodies. Over the years I’ve earned hundreds of dollars in Amazon gift cards (my favorite!) for searching the internet, answering easy polls, watching a few videos, and telling people about Swagbucks.com. This morning Swagbucks.com sent me an email announcing MyGiftCardsPlus.co […]