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 46)

Pass on giving gift cards and give cash instead

In what seems to be an annual holiday event, Liz Pulliam Weston expresses her dislike of gift cards.  This year though, there’s cause for her celebration, as one study predicts that consumers will purchase $4 billion less in gift cards this year than they did last year.  This is a decrease of over 4%. After reading her list of reasons not to get gift cards, I’m becoming less of a fan of them mysel […]

Friday Fiscals: Abscess edition

Lovely title huh?  Found out today that one of my crowned teeth is abscessed.  But there’s a silver lining.  The dentist I went to today was not my regular dentist.  He was covering for my regular dentist, who is on vacation.  I found out that he is in the preferred provider network for my supplementary dental insurance, meaning that if I chose to have the work done there, it could save me hundred […]

My policy on endorsements, reviews, and affiliates

As you may be aware (or not!) the FTC has revised its guide concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising to include social media, which include blogs like the very one you’re reading now. The short version is that bloggers are required to be explicit about their relationships with advertisers so that you can take it into consideration as you evaluate the opinions I present to […]

If anyone comes your way, tell them we’re closed. Huh?!

I found out recently that our county is going to be entering the late-20th century in an important way: We’re getting a Walmart.  This is important to us because it’s going to be built adjacent to a subdivision we’re considering purchasing a new house. But that’s a separate issue.  The issue at hand for this post, though, involves the fact that the Walmart will be a Supercenter.  Meaning that it w […]

Friday Fiscals: Cruise edition

Not me, by the way:  my wife has a very generous aunt who has offered to take the girls (my wife, my daughter, and my mother-in-law) on a cruise in warm waters.  So I get to hold down the fort and feed the pets. Here are some money links of interest from my feed reader: Bargaineering kicks fearful financial situations in the face (and takes names). Wise Bread has nine ways to save on a move. Squa […]

What money smells do you need to work on?

I do software development at work.  A term that gets thrown around a bit is code smell.  It’s a catch-all for any number of programming practices that indicate more serious underlying problems, or that indicate that quick fixes were made that will be more costly to maintain down the road. Basically, the code smells a little bit.  There’s nothing really wrong with it, but it’s getting close to its […]

Scratch-off lottery games WILL eat your lunch

A few weeks ago I met “J” of BudgetsAreSexy.com, and Nicole of Breaking Even Communications, up in DC.  It was a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon, and in the process I really got a feel for what generous hearts they both have. Subsequently J gave me a sneak peek at another charity project he had in the works.  At the moment it appears he has it on the back burner, but from what I saw it was r […]