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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: The truth about chicken labels EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: The truth about chicken labels
14 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
14 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
15 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
15 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
16 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
16 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]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE
16 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
With the price of beef skyrocketing, now more than ever, chicken is becoming the backbone of the frugal kitchen. And why not? Chicken is much less expensive than beef or pork, and useful down to the bones. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE
16 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
At the tender age of 11, I made a solemn vow that when I grew up I was going to be rich. My plan was simple: Marry well. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE
17 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
A recent column brought a flood of messages to my inbox, most of them with the same message that goes something like this: I want to save. I need to save. But I don’t have any money to save! How can I even get started when I am so close to the edge? [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE
17 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
I was way off base when I guessed “egg-gathering basket.” Leslie Hindman, host of the TV show “Appraisal Fair,” held up this round cage contraption with folding sides and asked us to guess, “What the heck is it?” [Read More]
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