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 38)

What should you do with unused gift cards?

I happen to think that gift cards are a decent choice for Christmastime giving.  They’re convenient and flexible.  A well-chosen gift card can show that you know what the person really likes. Once in a while, though, a gift card goes unused for a while.  This can happen for a number of reasons: The timing wasn’t appropriate for one reason or another.  Even if a gym rat gets a gift card for some o […]

Budgeting is boring? Well, yeah, but …

My friend J Money heartily disagrees that budgets are boring.  I think that budgeting can be made palatable, but fun?  If anyone can hit on the magic formula that makes budgeting fun, they’ll be very rich indeed. A blogging colleague was asking around on Facebook about budgeting presentations that weren’t “boring and irrelevant for 18-22 year olds.”  If a college-aged person follows a budget, my t […]

Cyber Monday and Mr. Rebates

Online retailers are kicking it up a level for Cyber Monday. One great way to take advantage of even more savings and make your holiday dollars go a little bit further is with a rebate portal like Mr. Rebates. Taking advantage of the extra savings is easy.  Instead of heading to your favorite store directly, you sign up for Mr. Rebates and click through to the store from within there.  Mr. […]

Black Friday deals from the comfort of your home

Here are a couple of Black Friday deals from services I’ve tried out and am happy with.  These are online deals so you don’t have to brave dangerous shopping conditions to get them! Hostgator — This blog is hosted with Hostgator VPS and I’ve been very happy with the level of service I get.  For today only they’re offering 50% off of your first billing cycle for all plans.  If you’ve wanted to get […]

People have camped out in front of stores since when?!

I hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving!  For many people this traditionally a time of year for spending time with friends and family, and for being thankful for the blessings in your life.  I hope that was how it was for you! Thanksgiving also acts as the de facto start of the holiday shopping season:  Black Friday.  Early store openings, leaked ads, door-busting deals, retailers competing […]

How and where to save during the holidays

The holidays are a time of excitement, the smell of turkey in the air, the awaiting of the first snowfall, and — of course — gifts! Beginning mostly with Thanksgiving weekend, millions of Americans will flock to retailers in stores and online. […]

Is there always a deal to be had at some price?

If you want to sell something and it isn’t moving fast enough for your tastes, what do you do?  Lower the price, of course!  Give it away, if you have to. If you’re trying to sell real estate, though, it’s usually not realistic to give it away, but you definitely can lower the price.  I’ve heard wise people say (and I’ve started to say myself) that any house on the market will be a deal at some pr […]

The Pitfalls of Free Credit Reports

Sooner or later most of us will need to find out our credit score. This can be a perilous journey if you don’t know what you are doing! If you’ve looked online you will already have seen a number of websites offering free credit reports. Finding your credit score for free by using one of these websites isn’t as straightforward as it seems though. […]