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 47)

Looking for absolutely fearless beta-testers!

I have a new site in the works and would love some trailblazers to come over to take it for a spin! All you need to bring with you is some questions about money.  For bonus points, you can bring some answers for other people’s money questions. Just contact me and I’ll hook you up! Related Posts:Cash Commons now in open beta!What the heck is a money quantum?Before you hire a computer geek, check ou […]

80% off Restaurant.com – now with a side order of disclosure!

Restaurant.com is running an 80% off coupon through the end of September, 2009.  The coupon code is CHEF. I think largely that people are happy with the deals that they get through Restaurant.com.  I’ve used the service, and I’ve been quite happy as well.  But to avoid any misunderstandings this time around, I’ll play the skeptic and try to explain as many caveats as I can so that you can see the […]

PF Bloggers: Trademark your frugal names quick!

Many of my colleagues have heard about the recent cease and desistery regarding the trademarking of what I thought was a fairly common term for a frugal woman which, by the way, rhymes with barista.  (Here’s some context.) But I’m not here to take sides.  No-sir-ee-bob.  I’m just here to provide a helpful service to some of my dear colleagues who might be waiting in the wings, ready to fire up the […]

Puppies for nothing and your chicks for free

We just arrived in West Virginia to visit my wife’s parents and her grandmother who’s visiting them.  We’re bringing along a three-month-old puppy that we got a few weeks ago from a friend. We stopped at Five Brothers for dinner and ate outside so that Taffy could get out, too.  While we were eating, I was really surprised how much attention Taffy got. […]

Just try to smell like a different-smelling man

Cube farms are great for overhearing little bits of random quotable goodness, like this gem from one of my (male) co-workers while he was talking on the phone with his wife (I can only assume): I like to smell like a man, but sometimes I like to smell like a different-smelling man. But this isn’t a post about how to smell different, nor is it just for men. […]

Review of Bill Schultheis’ The New Coffeehouse Investor

The author’s marketing company kindly sent me a complimentary company of Bill Schultheis’ latest reworking of his book: The New Coffeehouse Investor.  According to the “about the author” section in the book, Mr. […]

Ladies: Can someone tell me precisely why I’m out of touch on this point?

OK, so I’m reading the July, 2009, issue of U.S. News & World Report that my mother-in-law left the last time she visited, and I happen on an article called “Frugal Forever?” written by Kimberly Palmer, senior editor at U.S. […]

Stockpiling food helps everyone

Dawn over at Frugal For Life discusses some of the ethical implications of stockpiling foods.  She gets into a few rules of thumb for testing to see whether stockpiling has crossed into greed, or just plain inconsideration.  Talking to the store to have them do a special large-quantity order is much more considerate than cleaning out the shelves, for example.  We even scored a small bulk grocery d […]

Four out of five people want to save money on their car insurance

And the fifth person is really thinking hard about it.  He’ll come around eventually. No, seriously: Who doesn’t want to save money on their car insurance? I don’t know of any good reason why you wouldn’t, so here are some tips for knocking that expense down as much as possible.  Hopefully at least a couple of them are new to you: Buy a car that doesn’t cost that much to insure. […]