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)

Value of a gold-filled jewelry: A reader’s question

Got this question a couple of days ago from a reader: How much is 15.4 grams of gold filled worth to a gold and silver place? Here’s what I can tell you. A gold and silver place will likely give you less than melt value for your chain. […]

Snapping ARM defeat out of the fixed-rate jaws of victory

It really disheartens me to see people go from some of the best kind of debt to have to some of the worst kind, at the worst possible time. Someone over at Basically Money was planning to do a mortgage refinance from a 30-year fixed-rate at 5% to a 5/1 adjustable rate mortgage at 2.7%. As I read this, some baby koalas were dismembered. A 30-year fixed-rate mortgage at anything clo […]

No need to trust in the stock market gods

J Money is one of the liveliest personal finance writers I know, and an awfully hard worker.  In between this and his other blogs, he’s got LoveDrop.org going on, a new idea in paying it forward to individuals who’ve come upon hard times.  Ahh … to have a third of his energy and a tenth of his mohawk. But anyway, this is from his latest net worth post: But wow, what a month!  Goin […]

Review of Questions and Answers on Life Insurance

I was fortunate to receive an evaluation copy of Tony Steuer’s Questions and Answers on Life Insurance: The Life Insurance Toolbook. This 368-page book contains just what it says it contains: 134 common questions on the topic of life insurance, along with answers in plain English. Mr. […]

Nine frugal last-minute Halloween costumes that rely on puns

Halloween is Sunday, and you don’t have a costume yet?  Fear not!  Here are nine quick and easy Halloween costumes that won’t break the bank, and will at least give you a few groans from incredulous passersby.  To make it a little more fun, I’ll post the answers in the comments so that you have a chance to try to guess what the pun-ch line is. […]

Like going to prison just to get out early on parole

I really hope the Financial Samurai is kidding with his latest post on debt reduction and weight loss.  I really hope that he’s just being wacky and looking for link bait or something to further Yakeziefy his web presence. Here’s his premise:    Buying the plasma, leasing the convertible, and living way beyond your means rocks.  Paying off your debts rocks. […]

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. […]