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

Fourteen travel tips for infrequent fliers

I don’t fly often.  In many ways, I’m very thankful for this. As an infrequent flier, though, I am vulnerable to being taken advantage of.  People who fly every month or even every week have parts of their travel routine down to a science.  I’ve traveled with fliers who not only have the basics down, but have the nuances of particular airports down so well that they just breeze through. This is li […]

Amazon listens! (and what we can learn)

We do a lot of shopping through Amazon.  We love the convenience of our Amazon Prime membership, and even made the decision to get an Amazon rewards card. Amazon is a great place to save some money, easily. […]

Pay up front, or in installments?

“Pay on the installment plan.  Don’t pay now; pay later.  Five easy payments of $39.95.” When businesses offer to split up the payments in a large purchase, it usually brings them more business.  If the pain of buying (the cost) is lower, or appears to be lower, more people will buy. Businesses, of course, don’t offer this out of the kindness of their hearts.  They want extra money.  Paying throug […]

Stay-at-home spouse: Good bargain for whom?

In lots of cases, especially in high-cost-of-living areas, having a family with both parents working is a necessity. But along with the extra income come extra stress, financial and otherwise.  On the financial side, there is child care, and a host of other services that get done what needs getting done.  On the non-financial side, it’s just more hectic: more fitting in errands, more eating out or […]

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 […]