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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
24 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
DEAR MARY: I have been a fan for more than 15 years. Thanks to following your advice over the years, we have paid off our house, and we are currently two car loans from being completely debt-free. Recently my teenage daughter was diagnosed with carcinoid cancer, and the bills are piling up. [Read More]
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24 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
I remember my grandmother saying, “If we didn’t need food, we’d all be rich!” [Read More]
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24 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
You may recall a few months ago I wrote about the new inexpensive laptop computer series that is sweeping the tech world called Chromebooks. I’m still onboard in a big way. [Read More]
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24 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Worried about layoffs? You’re not alone. About 6-in-10 Americans worry that they will lose their jobs because of the current state of the economy, according a recent Pew Research poll. [Read More]
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25 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
You can own 85 pairs of shoes and 100 DVD’s and not suffer from shopaholism. The test, experts say, is if you spend so much time and money shopping that it negatively affects your finances and your relationships. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: 11 Simple Strategies for Smart Living EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: 11 Simple Strategies for Smart Living
25 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
TOY BUCKET: Use a large plastic bucket to store children’s plastic toys. Drill several drainage holes in the bottom of the bucket, and you can wash the toys in the bathtub or outdoors with the hose when the kids are finished playing. [Read More]
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25 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
It all started when my friend Rosalie told me she’s going to start roasting her own coffee beans in her kitchen. In a popcorn popper. [Read More]
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25 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Clothing is not optional, but spending a lot of money on it is, says author Gregory Karp in his book, “Living Rich by Spending Smart: How to Get More of What You Really Want.” [Read More]
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26 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
DEAR MARY: My sisters and I have $10,000 we would like to invest to cover our mother’s funeral expenses when they occur. She does not have life insurance or any savings. She is 62 and living on disability at this time. What would be the best investment strategy for us? [Read More]
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26 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Today’s first great reader tip makes me laugh. Imagine a chicken standing to attention in a Bundt pan. This is the best idea I’ve heard all day, and I think you’ll agree. [Read More]
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