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

20-year mortgage: Save interest and keep cash flow

If a 15-year mortgage is too aggressive and a 30-year mortgage isn’t aggressive enough, look into a 20-year mortgage to take advantage of the low mortgage rates … Last month I looked into refinancing the mortgage on our primary residence. […]

Studypool.com: Fast, reliable homework answers

There are lots of ways to side hustle some extra money. Answering homework questions is one way … Knowledge is power. More practically, knowledge is marketable. If you have knowledge on a topic that someone wants badly enough, they’ll pay you for it. Studypool.com is a website that advertises fast, reliable homework answers from tutors. […]

Starbucks Rewards boost: More. Free. Coffee.

Starbucks Rewards = Free Drinks.  Here’s how to get some more purchasing power … A few months ago we got a Starbucks less than a mile from our house. This is a huge temptation because both my wife and I have our favorite drinks there.  I supplement the cravings with gift cards I get free at MyPoints but that’s only but once every several months. […]

Fancy serial numbers: Dollar bills worth money

Dollar bills are worth, well, a dollar.  Except when the serial number on the bill is fancy — that makes dollar bills worth money! There are lots of opportunities to cash in on your cash. Finding currency errors is one way.  Another way (that might be easier) is by finding cool serial numbers — serial numbers that are special in some way. […]

Payday loan carnage: $50k interest on $2.5k

Payday loan arrangements are awful for the borrower, in case you didn’t know.  But if they’re legislated out of existence, who will pick it up? Payday loans (also called check loans) are extremely high-interest loans for people who have few other options. […]

Dealspotr: Coupon codes with rewards

Finding a great bargain makes a purchase that much better.  Dealspotr promotes the best deals and coupon codes by rewarding bargain hunters … There’s no shortage of coupon code sites out there.  Some of them are really big and seem to have everything under the sun. Finding coupon codes that work, though, can be a bit of a trick. […]

Renters insurance is a wise purchase

Renters insurance doesn’t cost that much, and it can save you from a world of hurt … I rented an apartment for six years.  My first year of graduate school I lived on campus and had about $15 of my teaching stipend left over every two weeks after paying for it.  And I hadn’t bought any food yet. […]

Make money online when you’re sick

We’re not always at 100%.  Here are some ways to make money online when you’re nursing a cold … I’m thankful that we don’t get sick very often in our house.  When we do, though, it seems to hang on for a few weeks to varying degrees (like now). Whether it’s because you have a cough that just won’t go away or a fever that fuzzes up your head, it may not even be possible to rest well. […]

Discounted gift cards for doggie treats

Discounted gift cards can be used to buy everything from groceries to clothing … to doggie treats! The adult female in the house (aka my wife) left this weekend for an emotional and spiritual recharge in the Shenandoahs at a friend’s house. […]