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)

Don’t worry about not being able to contribute more to your 401(k)

Sun’s Financial Diary reported that the 2010 contribution limit for 401(k) accounts will remain at $16,500.  The announcement came from the IRS Thursday.  There had been speculation that the contribution limit could be reduced in light of a decreasing CPI (and, indeed, the CPI is down from a year ago.) Sun ends the post with a question: Now that there won’t be any increase in contribution limit ne […]

Should you be able to give your tithe on a credit card?

At lunch yesterday I saw this:  Now even God takes credit cards!  The article lists a number of new (or relatively new) places that have come to accept plastic for payment, and number 2 on the list was churches.  Some churches now have debit- and credit-card kiosks for charging a donation.  (Closely related to this is number 7:  Salvation Army kettles.) This could end up being a giant can of worms […]

Friday Fiscals: O Happy Day edition

Here are some posts this week that made my happy day: Free Money Finance asks if you missed the ride up.  (Yes I did, but I also missed part of the ride down that immediately preceded it.) Get Rich Slowly chats about Dow 10,000 and other nonsense. Five Cent Nickel (with a fresh design overhaul!) talks about FSAs under attack. Bargaineering, the closet cent lover, posts on the most valuable modern […]

When is the right age to open a bank account for your kids?

No Credit Needed is taking his oldest daughter (ten years old) to open her first savings account.  He and his family have been free of consumer debt for over three and a half years now and this is a milestone in how he’s educating his children in wise money management.  Trips to the bank will be regular occurrences, and (hopefully) his daughter will become accustomed early to how this system works […]

Carnival of Debt Reduction, Columbus Day Edition

Happy Columbus Day, everyone!  Here are the articles for this week’s Carnival of Debt Reduction.  At the top are the posts by people who discuss areas of their personal debt reduction, which is what the carnival is all about: Modern Tightwad is deprioritizing her debt payoff in pursuit of some other goals. And other posts closely tied to debt reduction: Free Money Finance lists a couple of sugg […]

Friday Fiscals link love

A few weeks ago, the Recaptcha at one site I visited was “Fiscals Friday.”  So, I switched the order of the words, and there you are. […]

Note from Restaurant.com clarifying some of its policies

In my last post announcing an 80% Off Restaurant.com coupon, I decided to highlight some things to bear in mind before buying a dining certificate package.  Jeff Conlin from Restaurant.com responded to that post in a message to me: Mighty Bargain Hunter, Thank you for your recent write-up about Restaurant.com. […]

Cash Commons now in open beta!

First off, a big thank-you to beta testers Flexo, SuburbanDollar, J from Budgets are Sexy, The Frugal Lawyer, and a number of others who expressed interest. Now that the hosting platform is in open beta, so am I … … Please allow me to introduce Cash Commons! Cash Commons is a place for asking any and all questions about money. […]

Before you hire a computer geek, check out this free website

Computer problems can range from being almost unnoticeable, to mildly annoying, to frustrating, to downright costly if it’s a necessary component of your business.  Regardless of whether your computer is top of the line or a few years old, it’s always more pleasant when things are working as they should. For a while, my computer had been really noisy.  The fan would rev up when I did something tha […]

Extended yard sales: sign of the times?

In better times, a yard sale is a good way to clear the junk out of the closets and make a little bit of extra money.  And what doesn’t sell will find a good hope at the Salvation Army thrift store or something similar. This past weekend there was a yard sale that was initially advertised for Friday and Saturday.  The folks taped over the sign the next day: “Sun.”  So we stopped by there after chu […]