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 36)

My favorite kind of holiday party

I attended a wonderful holiday party this weekend.  It was in a beautifully-decorated house.  The food was abundant and delicious.  The desserts were scrumptious.  The family hosting the party was kind and gracious. I had never met them before that night.  Nor any of the guests. The only person I knew there was another musician.  We played for two hours: him on trumpet, and me on keyboard.  We wer […]

Why do you need Plan B?

Easy:  Plan A can go away without notice. J Money of Budgets Are Sexy was relieved of his Plan A.  He was fired from his ~$70k/year job with basically no notice. The good news is that he was going to give his two weeks’ notice the next day.  How’s that for timing? He had been planning for this day.  He made it a goal in August 2010 to save up $50k so that he could try working for himself.  He was […]

Eight ways to thwart McNagging and take control of fast-food spending

I like McDonald’s.  It’s not a staple in my diet, but in a pinch it serves a predictable meal that tastes pretty good at a reasonable price.  I also have fond memories of it from childhood.  We didn’t go there often (maybe once every few months), but we usually made it there for lunch on the last day of school.  I’d get a Filet-O-Fish Happy Meal, and I’d be happier than a tornado in a trailer park […]

Five ways to make your hobbies pay

After you get to know someone for a while, you usually discover something that they do reasonably well — well enough that you say, “Wow!  I didn’t know you could do that.”  That level of proficiency doesn’t come without a fair amount of dedicated practice.  They may or may not be at expert level, but it’s certainly good enough that you could get started with their advice or instruction. Most peopl […]

Seven things to do when facing a pay freeze

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Welcome to this week’s Carnival of Personal Finance

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Ssshhhh! Don’t tell my daughter

My daughter isn’t quite old enough to start reading my blog yet, so I can let you in on a little secret. My wife and I just ordered a bunch of stuff online from The Disney Store for Christmas and her birthday.  She’s really into princesses. Anyway, after my wife picked out the items, I asked her to check out Mr. […]

However you want to do gifts this year has my seal of approval

It’s the holiday season, and a big part of the holidays is giving and receiving gifts.  Visit just about any personal finance blog or big financial website and you’ll get plenty of advice on what kinds of gifts to get.  You’ll also get lots of advice on what kinds of gifts not to get. I’ve read a couple of such articles recently.  One was Big Cajun Man’s Gifts You Shouldn’t Get Yo […]

Welcome to the Best of Money Carnival

Welcome to this week’s Best of Money Carnival.  The maintainer of this carnival leaves it up to the host to pick the top ten submissions from the posts for that week.  In similar vein to the last Best of Money carnival I hosted I’ll read off the top ten and say why I liked the post.  Settling on a best post was difficult.  All of these post are great! Here we go: (#10) Wallet Blo […]