Welcome! Bargaineering is a personal finance blog I started five years ago with the goal of educating both myself and others about the complicated topics in the personal finance world. In those four years, the site has been cited numerous times in well-known publications such as The New York Times, Business Week, and appeared on American Public Media’s Marketplace Money national radio program. I’ve been blessed to be joined by several contributors who are able to share their personal experiences with the readers of Bargaineering.
The Bargaineering Philosophy
The philosophy behind Bargaineering and my personal philosophy is that life is about enjoying the things you love doing and spending time with the people you love spending time with. On the surface, it seems like this site is mostly about money – how to earn more of it, how to save it, how to spend less of it, and how to grow it; and it is, money forms the basis of many things in our lives, probably too many things! At the end of the day, whether you have $100 or $100 million, we believe that happiness comes from doing more of what you love with the people that you love.
A Little About Me
My name is Jim Wang and I am the founder and editor of Bargaineering.com. I started this little publication five years ago as a twenty-something recent university grad who entered the “real world” and realized he knew nothing about managing his money. In writing for Bargaineering, I hope to rely on you, the reader, as much as you rely on me. I’m not an expert, I’m a normal person like you. This means I’m counting on you to correct me when I’m wrong but I promise I will always try to get things right.
Bargaineering is first and foremost a community of very smart people who each bring a different perspective to the money issues we face each day. As a young professional, I see everything through that lens and so it’s exceptionally valuable when readers like yourself join in the conversation because you may bring a different perspective. The best way to get involved and really connect is to comment on your favorite posts!
Finally, if you use Twitter, you can find me @bargainr there as well, posting interesting stories (financial and otherwise) and chatting with the personal finance community.
If you would ever like to contact me for anything at all, you can use this contact form. I try to answer every email I receive as timely as possible. You can also reach me on AOL instant messenger as bargainr.
Well, thank you for taking the time to learn a little about who I am, I am flattered you are interested and I invite you to have fun here and post anything that ever comes to your mind. Cheers!