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 6)

Payday loan carnage: $50k interest on $2.5k

Payday loan arrangements are awful for the borrower, in case you didn’t know.  But if they’re legislated out of existence, who will pick it up? Payday loans (also called check loans) are extremely high-interest loans for people who have few other options. […]

Dealspotr: Coupon codes with rewards

Finding a great bargain makes a purchase that much better.  Dealspotr promotes the best deals and coupon codes by rewarding bargain hunters … There’s no shortage of coupon code sites out there.  Some of them are really big and seem to have everything under the sun. Finding coupon codes that work, though, can be a bit of a trick. […]

Renters insurance is a wise purchase

Renters insurance doesn’t cost that much, and it can save you from a world of hurt … I rented an apartment for six years.  My first year of graduate school I lived on campus and had about $15 of my teaching stipend left over every two weeks after paying for it.  And I hadn’t bought any food yet. […]

Make money online when you’re sick

We’re not always at 100%.  Here are some ways to make money online when you’re nursing a cold … I’m thankful that we don’t get sick very often in our house.  When we do, though, it seems to hang on for a few weeks to varying degrees (like now). Whether it’s because you have a cough that just won’t go away or a fever that fuzzes up your head, it may not even be possible to rest well. […]

Discounted gift cards for doggie treats

Discounted gift cards can be used to buy everything from groceries to clothing … to doggie treats! The adult female in the house (aka my wife) left this weekend for an emotional and spiritual recharge in the Shenandoahs at a friend’s house. […]

Rebate site hot deals: Week of 3/20/2017

Check out these rebate site hot deals for the week of March 20th, 2017 … Ebates – 8% Cashback at Old Navy Ebates is the first rebate sites I used. […]

Currency errors: Treasures in your wallet

Currency errors can be big bucks.  And they may already be in your wallet … I’ve been in the habit of asking for funny money when I go to our credit union.  It’s fun to spend money that’s a little unusual. […]

Save money (here’s 25 ways I do it!)

  There are lots of lists out there on how to save money.  Here’s my list.  I’ve used these ideas for over a decade … There are so, so many tricks on how to save money. […]

Buying in bulk when it’s too much

Buying in bulk is great if you can consume it all, of course.  But what if you can’t? Quantity discounts, used appropriately, are one of the pillars of frugal living.  Why go to the store for one smallish package of toilet paper when you can hit Costco and be well-stocked for two months? Buying in bulk makes perfect sense if the items you’re buying aren’t perishable. […]

Seven tips for cheap precious metal investing

Precious metal has a place in many portfolios.  Here’s a way to accumulate inexpensively … Investing in commodities can be part of your investment portfolio. […]