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 40)

Getting to “no” with a child’s buying habits

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A fire insurance rider for the really important stuff

I mentioned in passing a couple of weeks back that a house across the street from us burned to the ground.  I also mentioned that our family was very lazy up until that point in that we didn’t have any escape plan whatsoever.  Nothing like a near miss to bring about a sense of urgency!  In our previous house it wasn’t really much of an issue — as it was a rambler and we could get […]

Mighty Bargains and links: gearing up for sugar rush

A week from Sunday our church will be sponsoring a Trunk Or Treat for the community.  (Translation: lots and lots of candy all in one place.  And most of the kids get to go home with their parents, not me! […]

Debt settlement is an alternative to bankruptcy

(This guest post was provided by RP, a community writer for Debt Consolidation Care.  She has written various articles on debt consolidation, debt reduction and debt settlement.) Debt settlement is a process in which you and your creditor agree to reduce the overall debt in exchange of a lump sum amount of money. […]

The tooth fairy pushes credit?!

The son of one of my high school classmates lost a tooth.  He’s similar in age to my daughter.  Here’s the brief exchange from my classmate and her son: My classmate:  “[Son], what do you think the tooth fairy will bring?” Her son:  “Maybe she can bring me a credit card!” Out of the mouths of babes, huh? […]

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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