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

Pay with Ibotta: My experience and lessons learned

I haven't gone full-bore into paying with my phone, but I did use Pay with Ibotta on a recent trip to Olive Garden. I'll share what I did wrong so you're not stressed out the same way I was … Apps that allow you to pay with your smartphone have matured. Think Venmo, Google Pay, Apple Pay, and more. I'm a bit behind the curve when it comes to mobile phone payments. […]

How I dodged a $180 hotel fee

I missed the deadline to change my booking date by less than a day. Here's what I did — mostly by accident! — to leave a day earlier without the extra hotel fee … Mistakes happen. If the only consequence of making a mistake is that things cost a bit more than they should have, that's a pretty good outcome in the grand scheme. […]

How we stack savings with grocery receipts

Saving money is pretty easy with receipt scanning smartphone apps. To save more, use more apps … With all of the news about companies finally being brought to light for making a mint off of your personal information without reasonable disclosure, it's a good thing when other companies pay you for it. […]

7+ tricks to maximize your Ibotta cashback

I use the cashback app Ibotta to save on groceries. Here are tricks to making sure that you maximize your savings … To date, I've earned over $160 cashback with Ibotta. Saving money with Ibotta goes like this: Install the app on your phone.Select the items with cashback deals you want.Go shopping and buy the items.Scan your receipt.Get your cash when you reach $20. And that's it. […]

Five ways to avoid killing your retirement dreams

Want to retire? Watch out for these retirement killers and avoid them by doing the right things … Each year, every year, I get a year older. […]

Budgeting tip for weekly and biweekly paychecks

Have a weekly or a biweekly paycheck? Do you get bonuses in your paychecks? I guarantee you do. Here's a budgeting tip for you. Get biweekly paychecks, or even weekly paychecks? Then this budgeting tip is expressly for you … Getting a regular paycheck is a blessing in many ways. There's a stability in being an employee. A regular paycheck makes budgeting fairly straightforward. […]

10+ frugal tips for a cooler house

Summer just around the corner, huh? Is your house ready? Here are frugal tips to keep your house cooler over those summer months … It's hot and muggy where we live during the summer. […]

Budgeting: How to turn your finances 180 degrees

It's good to take stock of things periodically. Here I compare our personal finance goals from six years ago, to today, and hit on the biggest game-changer: budgeting … Blogging has a lot of benefits. In one sense, it's a public journal: a place to document what's going on. […]

Master Your Money Super Bundle: Money courses for pennies on the dollar

Have you ever gotten a life-changing idea from someone? One that single-handedly caused a giant breakthrough in something that was bugging you? Maybe you've run across one of these ideas in a website or video. Finding that one good idea for free is like hitting the jackpot! […]

10+ ways to start saving money

Not in the habit of saving money? You're not alone. Here are some ways to start that all-important habit of saving money … Not everyone has the habit of saving money regularly. If this is you, then at least you're not alone. […]