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

Save money (here’s 25 ways I do it!)

  There are lots of lists out there on how to save money.  Here’s my list.  I’ve used these ideas for over a decade … There are so, so many tricks on how to save money. […]

Buying in bulk when it’s too much

Buying in bulk is great if you can consume it all, of course.  But what if you can’t? Quantity discounts, used appropriately, are one of the pillars of frugal living.  Why go to the store for one smallish package of toilet paper when you can hit Costco and be well-stocked for two months? Buying in bulk makes perfect sense if the items you’re buying aren’t perishable. […]

Seven tips for cheap precious metal investing

Precious metal has a place in many portfolios.  Here’s a way to accumulate inexpensively … Investing in commodities can be part of your investment portfolio. […]

Amazon Prime and Prime Day

We love Amazon Prime.  Prime day is just another reason to love it. I admit I was wondering why Amazon was hyping up Prime Day, which is today, July 12th 2016. We’ve had our Amazon Prime subscription for years (at least back to 2008!)  We’ve come to love the all-you-can-eat two-day shipping that’s the cornerstone of the Prime membership. […]

Rebate site with a twist: Lemoney

This rebate site has a component I haven’t seen in this context … I love that there are a number of rebate sites.  Competition is good, because it means better deals for everyone. Each rebate site has its own methods for getting its members to use it. […]

Two money saving websites I’ve used for (practically) forever

Ebates and MyPoints were two of the first money saving websites I used … I’ve used the web for about half my life.  The first time I sent an email was in 1994, after graduating from college. […]

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. […]