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 53)

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 […]

One week until Black Friday (Fiscals)!

Can you feel the excitement??? All of that black ink just waiting to be put on the ledgers?? Nah, I can’t either. […]

Has Black Friday jumped the shark?

I mean, it’s still there and all, but does it really mean anything? And if it does mean something, what more can retailers do that they already haven’t? WalMart Stores, Radio Shack, The Apple Store, Best Buy, KMart, Kohl’s, Toys “R” Us, and Target have already had their Black Friday ads “leaked.”   I can’t really believe that these leaks were anything but completely planned: orchestrated to create […]

Welcome to the Carnival of Debt Reduction

Howdy!  Here are the on-topic submissions for this week’s carnival: Bargaineering hosts a guest post on how to sue debt collectors. The Smarter Wallet shares some first-hand experience with debt collection practices. The Digerati Life runs through options for debt consolidation loans for people with good credit. Studenomics asks if student loan consolidation is right for you. Ask Mr. […]

Here’s a great comeback when negotiating to buy a property

It’s no secret that there are federal tax credits available for many people who are looking to buy a home.  Both first-time and non-first-time homebuyers now can play the game. The people who are among most aware of the credits, of course, are people wanting to sell a home.  It’s not difficult at all to find For Sale signs also advertising the $8,000 tax credit, and, as I may find out soon, it wil […]

Where is that extra French hen?

(If you have a true love, then you have thirty of them from last Christmas! Most people really only need twenty-nine French hens.) Regifting this year is up.  Way up. […]