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 70)

An important Carnival of Debt Reduction announcement

(This post is a bit off-topic but I want to get the word out quickly on this.) I’ll take time now to thank Debt Sucks for hosting this week’s Carnival of Debt Reduction and also for his next post on why he’s never, ever hosting a blog carnival again. I’ve been watching as hosting carnivals has gotten to be more and more work for very little reward.  There were thirty submissions to Jake’s carnival […]

Check out my new sunflower!

It’s a great honor to be a new member of the Money Tips Network, a network of personal finance blogs aiming to “educate the public with honest and helpful money tips.” What else can I say?  I join quite the stellar group of bloggers: Bargaineering Consumerism Commentary The Digerati Life Five Cent Nickel Free Money Finance The Frugal Duchess Generation X Finance Get Rich Slowly No Credit Needed T […]

Guilt-free toy-buying for your kids

The Frugal Duchess offered up a reader’s question for comments.  The reader was concerned that she was spoiling her son with garage-sale toys: … I am concerned because I finally realized how spoiled my kids are. I’ve been buying them whatever they liked, although it’s from thrift stores and yard sales. […]

That’s the way (uh-huh! uh-huh!) I like it: Best of Money Carnival

I’ve hosted a number of blog carnivals over the years, and I really like the way FMF has set up the Best of Money Carnival.  It’s been very enjoyable, and easy, to host this one.  The Best of Money Carnival, as the name implies, highlights the best personal finance posts from the past two weeks in a top-ten-countdown fashion.  This week, vis-a-vis KC & the Sunshine Band, I’ll introduce the posts, […]

Plz send me the codes, Chrysler

The check engine light went on Friday in our 2005 Town and Country.  It wasn’t the gas cap this time but we found out why the engine light was on before taking it to the dealership. One commenter on that post suggested getting a CarChip E/X but on the newer models of the Chrysler Town and Country, there’s a mechanism to get the codes without taking it to the dealer.  I just turned the ignition on […]

Do mail-order gold places even know what they’re doing?

ChristianPF discussed how badly some mail-order cash-for-gold places pay.  The linked showed proof of a wide range of payments, ranging from peanuts to tiny peanuts.  While a pawn shop would pay $50 for a particular amount of gold chain, the three mail-order cash-for-gold companies paid $37.67, $11.50, and $5.70. But even beyond that, it’s hard to tell whether some of the companies are careless, i […]

Selling Twitter accounts for fun and profit?

Once in a while I’ll peruse the eBay category Internet businesses and websites for sale to see what people are buying. To speed up the process I sort by price + shipping, highest first, set the number of listings per page to 200, and scroll down quickly to see what people are already bidding on.  (I miss a lot of gems this way, and of course I miss all of the good Buy It Now items, but I get a goo […]

Cash in your Scour points by the end of August

Scour is changing the way it rewards its users.  Not for the better, unfortunately. I received my third $25 Visa gift card from Scour today, and on checking out the site I found this link on the front page: “Upgraded Rewards System Coming Soon!” Uh-oh. The social search engine site has had a point-based system for earning free gift cards for searching the web:  search, vote, and comment, and you w […]

What the heck is a money quantum?

Well, it’s either the smallest discrete unit of money in the known universe, or it’s a new social money site place for people who deal with money started up by Flexo at Consumerism Commentary. I’ve been playing with Money Quantum in private beta.  The site is built on the Ning social platform engine, and though the comparison with, and perhaps longing for, the capability of Facebook is inevitable, […]

Manufacturers should issue 98-cent-off coupons

I’m very glad that Wegmans has come to our neck of the woods, and that they’ve continued to double manufacturers’ coupons.  It’s been quite a while since a grocer local to me has offered this. Growing up, I remember that there used to be a limit on which coupons they’d double.  It may have been 75 cents, or it may have been up to a dollar.  I’m not sure.  The limit is still in place at ours.  It r […]