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)

Creating value in the other eight hours

There are 24 hours a day, last time I checked. How are you creating value for yourself during any of those hours? Times of transition are unsettling. The more transitions we go through, the easier they become, to an extent. If it's a transition in national power, such as happens every few years, things can be unsettling for weeks or even months. […]

Got $55? Kick-start your save money challenge

Are you participating in the 52-week save money challenge?  $55 will get you ahead of the game … No doubt at some point you've had as a goal to save money. […]

Why you don’t want to keep up with the Joneses

Even though it's tempting, trying to keep up with the Joneses is a recipe for financial disaster. Do this instead … This is a guest post by “ESI” of ESIMoney.com.  Earn, save, and invest!  You've likely heard the phrase “keeping up with the Joneses” (they were the ones we all emulated before the Kardashians came along and we decided we needed to keep up with them). […]

Tax forms you must have before filing

Tax forms. Yay. But not getting the proper forms before you file will get you a note from the IRS … Mid-April is often a stressful time in our household.  It's when my mother-in-law's birthday is. (Just kidding.  My mother-in-law and I get along great.) It's stressful because that's when taxes are due! […]

Should you sell stock to pay off a mortgage?

One of our mortgages is in striking distance of being paid off.  Exciting times but what to do? Debt reduction is a long road to get back to zero. Mortgage debt reduction is a really long road to get back to really owning your house.  When you can see the end, it's a great feeling. Mortgage milestones There's pretty much something to celebrate with every mortgage payment. […]

CPA Exam Guy: Website review

Preparing for the CPA exam, and taking it, isn't cheap. CPAExamGuy.com helps future CPAs navigate their training … A common way that people invest in themselves is to go to college, and later get specific training that is likely to advance their career. In the field of accounting, becoming a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is a valuable, portable accreditation. […]

Why extreme cheapskates cost themselves money

Budgeting is an important part of personal finance management, but when it meets extreme cheapskates, it can get out of control … (This is a guest post by Eric Rosenberg, a full-time freelancer and blogger at Personal Profitability. Eric writes about personal finance and entrepreneurship at InvestmentZen, his own blog, and other sites around the web. […]

Savings account: Have a deep one!

Have a savings account?  Check.  How easy is it to pilfer from it?  Uuuuhhhhh …. A friend shared a goal of his for this year:  Pay off all non-mortgage debt. As good as I felt getting rid of the loan on our van — though our credit union wasn’t nearly as excited as we were! — getting rid of all credit card debt must feel at least twenty-seven times better. […]

Best things to buy in January

Business is cyclical. Here are the best things to buy in January … There are good deals to be found year round for just about anything.  However, it’s the nature of business that a lot of deals happen at the same time during the year. Best things to buy in January Here are things that you can find good deals on in January: Fitness equipment and memberships. […]