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)

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. […]

Buy discounted gift cards with CouponTrade

Some people think that giving someone a gift card is a cop-out to giving them a “real” gift because it isn’t personal and shows lack of thought. I’m not only happy to receive gift cards, I’m happy to receive them as well. When I give them, I’m even happier to be able to buy them at a discount.  Costco sells a few packages of gift cards here and there but it’s only for a few retailers, and some of […]

Modern energy-efficient washing appliances are no bargain

New dishwashers and clothes washers are stylized and sleek, with electronic sensors, LEDs, and digital displays.  They’re quiet.  (“Is it on?” advertises one of the upper-end dishwashers.)  The newer paired washers and dryers really are nicely designed and even talk to one another.  One might even say they’re pleasant to look at.  (Tea and crumpets in the laundry room, anyone?) Touted alongside th […]

The bargain of friendship

Have you ever considered what friends are worth?  It’s futile to put a price tag on friendship itself, though it’s fairly easy to argue that someone without any friends is bankrupt in some way.  It takes time to cultivate friendships; this process can’t be accelerated by throwing money at the problem.  Having a lot of friends is good in some ways; having a few very good friends is good in other wa […]