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

Independence Day: Eight frugal activities

Independence Day is upon us.  No need to spend a ton of money enjoying it … This past weekend I got a belated Father’s Day gift and saw Independence Day: Resurgence, so I got into a Fourth of July mood a bit early. Independence Day: Halfway there In addition to its significance in American history, Independence Day, at day 184 or 185, is really, really close to the center of the year. […]

Bucket list: The size of yours matters

Bucket list items are things you want to do during your lifetime.  How big is yours? The bucket list is a term that likely originated in 2004 in a book by Patrick M. Carlisle: “So, anyway, a Great Man, in his querulous twilight years, who doesn’t want to go gently into that blacky black night. He wants to cut loose, dance on the razor’s edge, pry the lid off his bucket list!”  ~from Patrick M. […]

Three letters that will millionaire you

And this millionaire strategy is not to W-I-N the lottery … I recently was tipped off to a personal finance blog that focuses on achieving wealth through three simple steps. […]

Ten benefits of eating at home

Eating at home instead of eating out is beneficial in a number of ways … Our rural-ish county is slowly catching up to the 21st century. It was only a few years ago that we got a Walmart, and this year we got a Starbucks. The choice of restaurants has been a bit sparse compared with surrounding cities that have a more built-up commercial area. […]

Credit card rewards the right way

Credit card rewards are a bonus for responsible use.  Don’t forget that … Credit card rewards are a regular part of our monthly financial activities. […]

Vera Bradley yard sale craziness

Vera Bradley purses and accessories have a long, strong following.  My wife didn’t believe the deal I got these purses for … My ladies really love themselves some Vera Bradley. […]

Nine yard sale tricks you probably already know (but what the hey)

Yard sale shoppers don’t leave home without their bag of tricks.  Add these (or remember that you had them in the first place!) … After a wet May, Memorial Day weekend dried up enough that people rolled things out on their driveway for yard sales. […]

Positive images of financial freedom

Warning:  This financial freedom post may be a bit goofy and feel-good.  If you agree with the post, don’t worry, I won’t tell.   This month we crossed below the $20,000 barrier on our rental house. […]

Stacking discounts and rebates at Best Buy

I saved money five ways by stacking discounts at Best Buy.  Here’s how I did it … We’ve been in the market for a video camera for a while. OK, I’ve been in the market for a video camera for a while. […]

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. […]