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

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. […]

12+ ways to save money around the house

There are lots of ways to save money around the house. Here are a bunch that you can add to your collection of money-saving tips … Learn how to do your own repairs YouTube is your friend. There are so many tutorials on YouTube for pretty much any kind of repair you want to do that it is very difficult to justify not trying it. […]

12+ ways to save money eating out

Eating at home is one of the surer ways to save money, but you can save money eating out, too. Here are a few ways to do it … 1. Order water instead of soda Order water. Once in a while, we'll get a special drink, but more often than not we just get water because it's free. […]

Seven pairs of easily confused money terms

Every area of specialization has its own vocabulary and its own subtleties in word choice. Here are seven pairs of money terms that seem interchangeable at first glance, but are actually slightly different … APR vs. […]

14+ tips for finding and watching cheap movies

Love to see movies? Love to not pay a whole lot of money to see movies? Here are 14+ tips for scoring cheap movies … I enjoy my fair share of movies. (I admit that lately I've been sucked into the Marvel universe quite a bit! […]