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)

Are low mortgage rates around for a long time?

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Gouge me ’til it hurts

As of right now we’re looking at about 30 hours before Hurricane Earl blows past our latitude.  It reminds me of something that happened during the aftermath of previous hurricanes:  price gouging.  Price gouging is a disparaging term given to the practice of hiking prices of demand items after some disruption has occurred that would normally clear out the existing supply.  Gasoli […]

If I need to ask what “forex” is, I probably shouldn’t try it!

It’s a little embarrassing that I’ve seen so many advertisements and blogs for things related to “forex” and I never bothered to look up what the heck that meant. Thankfully, it turned out that I had heard of what it means, just not by that word.  “Forex” is an abbreviation for the (huge) foreign exchange market, also known as the currency market.  It’s the place where you can tak […]

Travel need not be troubling

(This is a guest post from ThinkingMoney.org.  If you like what you’ve read, consider subscribing to their feed.) When going on holiday one of the biggest worries is money. […]

It’s CLEARANCE time at Restaurant.com

CLEARANCE is the word that will give you 80% off of your Restaurant.com dining certificates! For those of you who aren’t familiar with Restaurant.com, here’s a quick rundown.  Restaurant.com sells dining certificates for thousands of restaurants across the US.  A $25 dining certificate gives you $25 off of qualifying expenses at that restaurant.  Normally, a $25 dining certificate […]

Stores can now refuse small credit card charges

Fresh after posting on whether small credit card charges are shameful or otherwise to be avoided, I got a comment on that post.  “Paul” asks: “Wasn’t a provision of the financial reform bill that passed this July that store owners are now legally allowed to not accept a credit card charge for less than $10? […]

Do you feel bad for charging less than a dollar on your credit card?

Visa and MasterCard have very clear rules with regard to requiring a certain minimum amount before accepting credit card as payment.  They can’t. […]

About the benefits of a VA loan

(This information is given courtesy of Accrued Interest.  Be sure to check them out, and if you like what you’ve read, subscribe to their feed!) Since Congress created the VA Loan program in 1944, more than 18 million people used it to help purchase a home. […]

Don’t use your time profitably? Sue someone!

If keeping your day job is the cake, then investing in yourself outside of your day job is at least the icing, or maybe even another four or five cakes’ worth. But if that sounds like way too much work, there’s always the chance you can hit the jackpot by suing the entity that consumed most of your time for an obscene amount of money.  That’s what Craig Smallwood is doing to NCSof […]

15-year fixed mortgage rates are below 4%

Nine years ago when I got a 30-year mortgage for my first house, people said that I got a really good rate:  5.875%. Now, if I still had that mortgage, it would almost be a no-brainer for me to refinance to a 15-year mortgage.  I saw that rates were 3.875% for a fixed 15-year mortgage!  Refinancing my 30-year mortgage with the principal balance at what it would have been at the be […]