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

Seven ways to find time to invest in yourself

Know that you should invest in yourself, but just can't find the time? Well, you can, and the time is probably right in front of you … Investing in yourself is important because no one cares about your success or your financial security as much as you do. Businesses will just want your money. Your employer will just want as much work from you for as little money as possible. […]

10+ tips to save money buying and preparing food

Here's a quickie list how to save money when you buy and prepare food for your family … After mortgage/rent payments, utilities, and transportation, one of the most important categories in just about any budget is FOOD. It also can be one of the places in your budget that you can reduce the most. […]

Ghosting a merchant and free trials

Ghosting is a bit of a cowardly way to leave a relationship. It's also a poor way to cancel a subscription. Say good-bye properly … Regularly signing up for free trials, with the intent of leaving the deal before any costs are incurred, is a game. […]

Ghosting a merchant and free trials

Ghosting is a bit of a cowardly way to leave a relationship. It's also a poor way to cancel a subscription. Say good-bye properly … Regularly signing up for free trials, with the intent of leaving the deal before any costs are incurred, is a game. […]

Shopping: Check the packaging carefully

Shopping is usually a pain-free experience, but not always. Sometimes a taped-up package hides a nasty surprise … Big department stores are one of the conveniences of modern life that most of us use without much thinking about it. We're fortunate to live fairly close to an IKEA, the Swedish home furnishings store where things are decent and often surprisingly inexpensive. […]

401(k) loans are still … loans

Just when we thought our non-mortgage debt was paid off, we remembered about our 401(k) loans … I've talked a number of times about Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University. I recommend it regardless of whether you feel you need help with your finances or not. […]

Life insurance: What to do when you’re ready to self-insure

Life insurance is a vital consideration in financial planning. Thing is: You might not need as much as you think, if anything at all … This is a guest post from my friend Eric Rosenberg, a personal finance blogger and podcaster at Personal Profitability in partnership with Mason Finance. […]

20+ ways being fat costs you a ton of money

Being fat is no picnic, but the fact that fatness costs extra money adds insult to injury … Being fat isn't the end of the world, but it isn't a picnic, either. I've struggled with weight for the majority of my life, so the costs — physical, emotional, and financial — aren't new to me. 20+ ways that being fat costs money More food costs more money. […]