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 8)

Extra bang for your discounted gift card buck

Some ways of saving money may be more trouble than they’re worth.  There is always a tradeoff between time and money and in the end it’s not always a good idea to squeeze every last cent out of every purchase. There are other ways to save money that are really, really easy, and hardly take any time at all for what you save.  If you can do more than one at once, even better — and I’ll show you how […]

Earning extra income, One Cent At A Time

The following is a guest post from SB as part of a Yakezie blog swap. SB blogs at One Cent at a Time. My guest post on the same topic is up at his blog so, please check it out! I sincerely thank John for allowing me to guest post on his fabulous blog today. I have been blogging only for little over two years now. Nothing as compared to John’s experience in blogging.   (Nah, just stubbornness. […]

Being a dental cripple is expensive

At a dental checkup about ten years ago, the dentist lectured me as if I were in second grade after looking at my x-rays. No, really.  Something like:  “Well, well, well, boys and girls.  Someone hasn’t been taking care of their teeth, have they?” I distinctly remember the phrase boys and girls.  He used it twice. I listened to his condescending speech, and hid the fact that every square millimete […]

How to avoid losing money in vending machines

Odds are excellent that you’ve seen this happen, or had it happen to you.  You go to a vending machine (hungry), stare over the array of junky food and candy inside, make a selection, put your money in, and … … the machine jams, or your selection gets wedged in between the coil and the glass.  Or maybe the machine just takes your money and smiles back at you, silently mocking your anger and discom […]

Soup to nuts: Preparing meals to save money

Being careless with spending on food can be a budget-buster.  If there’s enough cushion in your budget that you can be a bit careless, that’s great, but when a pinch happens, careful grocery purchasing could be the difference between staying out of the hole and getting into one.  Cutting the fat out of a grocery budget is one of the easiest and best ways to save money. Northern Cheapskate retweete […]

Continuously count the cost

On the way up to my parents’ house recently, we took some time in the trip to review and discuss our personal finance plan. […]

eBay has made determining fair market value a lot easier

The web has created enormous price competition for pretty much anyone who sells anything.  No longer are people stuck with the price of a local store.  People can get great pricing information just by doing a web search. A web search gives someone searching for price most of the picture.  It racks and stacks different stores’ prices against one another: seller vs. […]

Amazon knows that I love my wife

(You’ll see why …) A couple of weeks ago, my bride received a one-star review on Amazon for both of her historical fantasy books and her short story.  This wasn’t the end of the world for a couple of reasons: first, she had far more four- and five-star reviews, and secondly, it means that the books are getting some reach beyond her regular circles. What was a little unfortunate, though, was that t […]

Buy a proven system to get a bargain

On the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, I have a Toastmasters meeting.  Toastmasters is an international organization that helps people to improve their public speaking and leadership skills in a supportive, nurturing environment. Recently, Financial Money Spot mentioned that joining an organization as an investment in yourself is inexpensive and effective.  He mentions Toastmasters as […]

Rebate websites with sign-up bonuses

There are some ways to spend less money that are so easy, and so hassle-free, that it’s almost a no-brainer to use. This is true of rebate websites:  websites that give you cash back simply for clicking through their site on the way to the place you want to shop. This free money comes from the stores themselves.  Many stores have affiliate programs, which mean that a website can earn money simply […]