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

How to avoid a wasted dentist appointment

A dentist appointment is inconvenient enough without wasting a trip there when the appointment has been canceled. Here's when you should suspect something happened to your appointment … I'm a dental cripple due to poor brushing and flossing habits in my twenties and early thirties. […]

12+ ways to save money on transportation

Transportation for a commute can be a big budget item. Here are some ways to cut that expense down to size … Transportation for a commute can be a big budget item. And for most people, paying for transportation to work is a cost of earning a living. Here are more than a dozen ways to trim that expense down to something more manageable. […]

CashCrate is closing: 6 alternatives

After a thirteen-year run, the get-paid-to (GPT) site CashCrate is closing up shop as of April 1, 2019. […]

Treat yourself to a great can opener

Saving money by cooking at home more? Don't suffer with a lousy can opener … Preparing more meals at home is one of the most straightforward ways to save money. It's also the key to making dinners that suit picky or otherwise restricted diets. A lot of the common staples for home-prepared meals come in cans. […]

The real cost of entertainment

The cost of entertainment shouldn't be too high. But it's also very easy to underestimate the real cost … One of my longtime-favorite personal finance bloggers J. […]

How to save money almost by accident

On our trip to Florida this week, we saved some money literally by accident! Here's how we did it, along with some other ways that are almost by accident … This past week, we took a family vacation down to the gulf side of Florida, in Indian Rocks Beach. The first night we went across the street to TJ's Italian Cafe; they make a great pasta Alfredo and a delicious grouper plate. […]

Living within your means when you’re not Warren Buffett

Living within your means is trivial if you're a billionaire (or at least, it should be!) But what about the rest of us non-billionaires? Spending less than you earn is one of the most important things you can do to become financially independent. There has to be more coming in than going out. It's definitely easier to live within your means if you have a lot more money coming in. […]