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 39)

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. […]

Bargain books for bibliophiles

My wife is a voracious reader. She always has been. She always will be. She loves books on just about anything, but especially Tom Clancy, historical fiction, and fantasy/science fiction. She has a special place in her heart for Trixie Belden books and books by Patricia Veryan. She’s probably also the fastest reader in the universe. I have a bit different taste in reading material. […]

Department store shopping isn’t that different from grocery shopping

As far as the landmines go, anyway. This article (well, slide deck) on MSN Money discusses seven things stores don’t want you to know.  Seven tricks, and seven pieces of advice from experts on how to overcome them: The lure:  Tastefully done and attractive  displays with high-markup items.  The cure:  Stick to a budget and a list.  Seems just like:  Attractive end caps and sticking to a grocery b […]

Twelve ways to save money on groceries

With grocery prices expected to go up due to the unseasonable drought, you can expect to pay more for food. I’ll help you cut your grocery bill by sharing my top twelve ways to save on groceries. No extreme couponing necessary! Buy generic brands. Store brands tend to be less pricy and are sometimes manufactured in the same facilities as well-known brands. BYOB. […]

Five reasons why an inexpensive wristwatch rocks

I’d gone a while without wearing a watch, but I bought myself a Casio wristwatch yesterday. It cost me a whopping $15. […]

Restaurant dining for the price of a tip

(Note: This is a very old post.  I posted this in 2004, before Mighty Bargain Hunter had moved to the WordPress platform.  So now, a blast from the past, gently rebooted …) Restaurant dining for the price of a tip! I hope that the title caught your attention. […]