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MARY HUNT

Mary invites questions at mary@everydaycheapskate.com, or c/o Everyday Cheapskate, P.O. Box 2099, Cypress, CA 90630. This column will answer questions of general interest, but letters cannot be answered individually. Mary Hunt is the founder of www.DebtProofLiving.com, a personal finance member website and the author of “The Smart Woman’s Guide to Planning for Retirement,” released in 2013. To find out more about Mary and read her past columns, please visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com.

Articles by MARY HUNT

EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Learn to do it yourself EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Learn to do it yourself
3 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
One of the best ways to cut the cost of living is to learn how to do things you’re presenting paying others to do for you. That could be anything from pool cleaning to landscape maintenance and pest control. Just be wise. Research first, and learn from the best possible sources. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Getting school supplies for less money EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Getting school supplies for less money
3 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Most people aren’t paying attention in the middle of summer when stores like Office Depot and Staples go crazy nearly giving away school supplies with their one-cent sales. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Talking with a Certified Financial Planner EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Talking with a Certified Financial Planner
3 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Recently, I underwent that procedure no one my age likes to talk about. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to pay cash for a new car EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to pay cash for a new car
4 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
I wouldn’t walk across hot coals for the fun of it. But if I could be shown how a short, painful walk would do away with a lifetime of worry, frustration and the fear that comes with constantly being broke, I’d do it. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: New uses for everyday items EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: New uses for everyday items
4 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Recently, as I was halfway out the door, car keys in hand and on the way to the home improvement center, I remembered that I might already have what I needed. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How stores get you to spend more EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How stores get you to spend more
4 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Who knew that the male brain is hot-wired to believe if a price tag is printed in red, it’s a bargain — even if that item’s not on sale and it’s just the regular price? [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: A look at extended warranty EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: A look at extended warranty
5 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Recently I stopped into Toys “R” Us to get a little something for Eli. Yes; I am one of those grandmothers. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: When to spend a little more EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: When to spend a little more
5 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
There is a predictable progression many of us go through as we make a decision to stop living beyond our means. We get cheap. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Six gadgets to make life easier EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Six gadgets to make life easier
5 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
I am nothing if not a gadget lover. Ingenious items that make my life easier are great, but when I find something that’s cool and has the potential to save money? Well, that’s cause for some kind of tiny celebration. Here are my current fun finds. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE
6 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
DEAR MARY: My wife and I made a terrible mistake and bought a house that I don’t think we can afford. We dumped all of our money from the sale of our last home into it and now we have run out of money. It is not even close to being done. [Read More]
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