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)

Yard sale finds and interesting reads and links

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Check on your preferred provider networks

The staff at my dentist’s office gave me something to think about yesterday.  They told me that they would be leaving the preferred provider network for the dental insurance company I’m currently using.  Staying in the preferred provider network was costing them too much money, so they’re pulling out as of December 1st. This was a nice gesture.  They didn’t have to do that.  They […]

Here’s the skinny on The Skinny On

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The 4-1-1 on 401K withdrawal penalties

This guest post is brought to you courtesy of Leon Harris. He writes for Financialized, an investing and finance blog that offers an unbiased perspective on personal finance topics. Everyone knows that a 401K is set up almost exclusively as a retirement plan, and as such, it comes with some pretty hefty penalties for early withdrawal (which is to say, before the age of 59 1/2). […]

Stop cell phone data charges dead in their tracks

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Banks deal with you as it benefits them

I was forwarded an article about a local woman whose bank, Bank of America, foreclosed on the house she and her family lived in only three months after her husband drowned in the river adjoining the property. Meanwhile, in other parts of Bank of America, foreclosures are being halted all over the country to make sure that documentation related to foreclosures was filled out proper […]

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 […]