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 3)

Ridiculously cheap bus travel from select locations

This past weekend at FinCon14 was a loooong-overdue reunion with the money media community.  Great times, great talks, great eats … and great music! One of the very first people who greeted me at FinCon14 this past weekend was Crystal from Budgeting In The Fun Stuff.  She was sporting some spunky blue highlights and was every bit as friendly and gregarious as I remember her from three years ago. A […]

Ridiculously cheap bus travel from select locations

This past weekend at FinCon14 was a loooong-overdue reunion with the money media community.  Great times, great talks, great eats … and great music! One of the very first people who greeted me at FinCon14 this past weekend was Crystal from Budgeting In The Fun Stuff.  She was sporting some spunky blue highlights and was every bit as friendly and gregarious as I remember her from three years ago. A […]

Ten infrequent expenses that nail you

With just about anything, the more you do it, the better you get at it.  Consistent, deliberate practice has a way of wringing out inefficiencies and avoiding landmines. However, for some activities, there just isn’t the opportunity for most people to practice.  Or, the activities are once- or twice-in-a-lifetime events. Businesses that cater to these kinds of infrequent events capitalize on the i […]

Well, making Rice Krispies treats is easy! And frugal, too!

My daughter’s “love languages” are gifts and quality time.  I think I do all right with the gifts, but I can do better on the quality time part. I had planned to stop at Sheetz to pick up a large-ish Rice Krispies® treat for my daughter. Somewhere along the way, though, I decided instead to stop at Walmart and pick up the ingredients to make them. […]

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 […]

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 […]