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 4)

Seven-point checklist for healthcare credit cards

Pets are expensive.  Not as expensive as children, but still expensive.  Costs can vary widely, but a cost of five figures over the 12- to 14-year lifetime of a dog is easy to hit. One of our dogs had a leg injury recently that will set us back a bit.  When we asked our vet about payment plans, she gave us a brochure for a healthcare credit card. On the face of it, the healthcare credit card offer […]

Cheap school supplies aren’t just for school!

Our local Walmart stores really bring down prices for school supplies in the last weeks of summer.  Maybe yours do too.  Take advantage of this. A few days ago our family was playing Boggle.  (This game was a yard sale find.)  We each have our own single-subject spiral notebook when we play. When my wife said that hers was almost full, I admit my face lit up a bit. […]

Speeding through checkout with Walmart discounted gift cards

We’ve been buying discounted gift cards from Cardpool and here’s how we’re making checkout a bit faster … I’m a regular customer of discounted gift card sites.  We do our best to buy and use them safely, and it takes a decent chunk out of our Walmart trips.  (Nothing to retire on, but a decent chunk nonetheless.) Cardpool sells what it calls “printable electronic gift cards” for Walmart and a numb […]

Six hacks to get things cheap or free

Are you a money-saving tip collector?  Then you can always use more, right? Here are six hacks that you can add to your bag of tricks to get things cheap, or even free: Turn on the charm.  I know others can play the charm card far better than I can, but I managed to snag a free dessert by phoning in my take-out order while I was standing in a long line at said restaurant. […]

Ten power tips for buying and selling at yard sales

With summer starting up, yard sales are all over the place.  Here are some ways to increase your purchasing power, as well as sell more for whatever good cause. Last weekend was a big one in our area for yard sales.  Our county’s YMCA had a yard sale event with about 25 different tables.  And not one, but two churches had yard sales to raise money for mission trips to Peru.  (This was two complete […]

Five tips for hitting the jackpot at your bank

People make mistakes all the time when they sell things. Having knowledge about what you’re buying gives you an advantage over a seller who really doesn’t know what they have. The more knowledge you have, the larger your advantage. Take collectible coins, for example. […]

This is how your bank feels about your loan payoff

As I posted about recently, we paid off our van loan, something we’re very happy about. The financial institution that held our loan recently sent us the title to the van.  They also sent a separate letter notifying us of such. Here’s the text of the letter: RE:  Loan: *******123-4567 Collateral Description:  [Our Van] Payoff Date: 03/27/2015 Dear John Wedding, The above referenced load has been p […]

I forgot about the #1 source for tax information

This week (and probably part of this weekend) I’ll be wrapping up my Tax Year 2014 activities.  As always, there will be much celebration afterwards. Since 2009 I’ve used H&R Block® Online Tax Software every year I’ve been able. […]