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 (page 2)

It pays to be a reasonable customer

I’m an oddball in a lot of ways.  And I’m on my way tomorrow to rub elbows with a whole bunch of other personal finance oddballs at FinCon14 down in New Orleans. I’m also an oddball because of my feet.  I have a clubfoot.  Thankfully I’ve been able to go for nearly 25 years without any operations, and in the grand scheme it’s a very, very minor problem.  I’ve known people with this problem that wo […]

The one person responsible for your financial decisions

There is no shortage of personal finance advice available. I’ve been known to produce a bit myself here and there. There are recurring themes like “buy vs. rent,” “spend less than you earn,” “the magic of compounding,” and so forth which are the cornerstones of personal finance, saving, and retirement planning. […]

The one person responsible for your financial decisions

There is no shortage of personal finance advice available. I’ve been known to produce a bit myself here and there. There are recurring themes like “buy vs. rent,” “spend less than you earn,” “the magic of compounding,” and so forth which are the cornerstones of personal finance, saving, and retirement planning. […]

Buy wholesale with a personal supplier network

Economies of scale are a wonderful thing.  The more you’re willing to buy from a particular vendor, the better the unit price they’re inclined to give you.  Selling a thousand items a hundred times is a lot more work than selling fifty thousand items twice.  It’s less bookkeeping, less tracking, less shipping, and less labor to sell bigger chunks of your inventory at once. Likewise, businesses buy […]

Frugal, or cheap, or tacky?

Saving money, and spending less money, are two crucial activities for people looking to take, and maintain, control of their personal finances. And, as with most things, there are classy ways to go about it, and … less classy ways. On the spectrum of ways to spend less money openly, one can be (in order of decreasing classiness) frugal, cheap, or tacky. […]

Frugal, or cheap, or tacky?

Saving money, and spending less money, are two crucial activities for people looking to take, and maintain, control of their personal finances. And, as with most things, there are classy ways to go about it, and … less classy ways. On the spectrum of ways to spend less money openly, one can be (in order of decreasing classiness) frugal, cheap, or tacky. […]