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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: A lesson learned EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: A lesson learned
9 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Air travel is not what it used to be. Having flown 1 1/2 million miles in the past 20 years, I’ve seen things go from enjoyable to downright challenging. I’ve had to learn a few lessons the hard way, but learn them I have. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Tax return not a good thing EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Tax return not a good thing
9 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
A friend of mine is the comptroller of a small corporation. As such, she is required to handle all aspects of that company’s finances including payroll. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Divorce Decrees Mean Nothing to the IRS EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Divorce Decrees Mean Nothing to the IRS
10 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
DEAR MARY: I am recently married and my husband owes the IRS $23,000 in back taxes for tax year 2010. He agreed to an installment plan of $320 per month with the IRS. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Carpet stops weeds in the garden EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Carpet stops weeds in the garden
10 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Some years ago we decided to set out 18 tomato plants and — wouldn’t you know it? — the area we chose for the garden was covered with millions of tiny weeds. Preparation of the soil appeared to be overwhelming. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: The truth about chicken labels EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: The truth about chicken labels
10 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
If you’ve ever stood in the supermarket wondering if paying more for chicken that is free-range, antibiotic-free, no hormones added, farm-raised, natural and organic makes you a better person, you are not alone. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to take control back EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to take control back
10 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
A question I receive nearly every day goes something like this: I’m ready to get started taking back control of my finances. But how do I get started? It’s like I’m stuck. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE
11 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
It pretty much kills me to spend money to pay for things I know I can make myself. Take cleaning products for example. Knowing I can make specific cleaners for pennies that cost dollars at the store just makes me happy. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE
11 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Some people think the word “cheapskate” is an insult. Not me. I enjoy being called a cheapskate. It reminds me that I’m not what I used to be: a credit-card junkie. There was a time I used plastic to fill the gap between my pathetic income and the life I so richly deserved. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE
12 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
I love to read my mail because so much of it contains great ideas and tips from my awesome EC readers. Take a look at this small sampling and tell me if this just doesn’t make you happy, too! [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE
12 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
DEAR MARY: Can you clarify expiration dates on food products? When it says “Sell By 8/01/14,” does that mean it has to be used or just sold by that date? Others show a date of say 2/01/16 on canned or packaged goods. Does that mean you need to use it by this date or what? [Read More]
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