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)

Positating the negative

Our county had our annual Fall Festival today.  After trying in futility to corral all kinds of parade traffic, and after doing some hearing tests for the Lions Club, I went around to the vendors inside.  I ran across someone I had done some website work for before. It speaks to my lack of self-confidence in my abilities that I did all of this for free.  In fact, it’s worse than t […]

Yakezie do yes

There’s a new network of go-getter bloggers in town, and it’s called Yakezie. Since I have only a week left to be included in the current Yakezie Challenge, it’s time to make a decision. Allow me to paraphrase some dialog from a movie from my youth: Either you Yakezie do “yes” or Yakezie do “no.” You Yakezie do “guess so,”   — SQUISH! — just like grape. Yakezie do yes. […]

Do you have to subscribe to your fire department?

In the town where I grew up, the fire department had to respond to calls.  The reason I remember this is because our middle school had a fire drill and the fire department showed up.  It turned out that someone forgot to call them with the drill schedule, and even though someone from the school was on the phone with the fire department only a minute after the alarm went off, it wa […]

Meal planning for plugging budgetary holes

Chief Family Officer and I go waaaay back: we both started blogging in 2005.  She, being the consummate CFO, has been far more regular with monitoring her routines than I have.  (By contrast, if you were to count the number of times I start something up on here, and then never hear about it again, well, let’s just say we’d both be here a while.) Case in point, here is an excerpt f […]

Know what you’re saving yourself from

A colleague at work was twisting my arm to get an Xbox 360 so that I could “play with all the cool kids” and get my butt handed to me in the new Halo game.  This was after telling him that I already had a Wii.  As a parting shot — he knows I write on this blog — he suggested to me that it would save me money because I wouldn’t be going out all the time for entertainment. I’ve hear […]

A small, tiny little speed bump on the road to Swagbucks glory

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Quick! 90% Off Restaurant.com certificates ends Oct 1st

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“Conservative” is not the same thing as “prudent”

A new user over at the Money StackExchange site asked a question about a particular portfolio: Is the Yale Portfolio by David Swenson too conservative for a twenty-something with a mid-sized portfolio … ? He asks if the portfolio is “too conservative.”  He’s been told (as we all have been, probably) that his investment allocation should be “less conservative” when he’s young and “ […]

Mighty Bargains for 23 September 2010

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First impressions of Mvelopes

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