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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 “Debt-Proof Living,” released in 2014. To find out more about Mary and read her past columns, please visit the Creators Syndicate webpage at www.creators.com.

Articles by MARY HUNT

EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Living the frugal lifestyle EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Living the frugal lifestyle
21 hours ago - - MARY HUNT
I’ll admit I used to think frugality was a distasteful lifestyle forced upon the poor. I believed it was synonymous with never buying new clothes and dumpster diving under the cover of night. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Advice on refinancing debt EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Advice on refinancing debt
4 days ago - - MARY HUNT
These days, with so many resources available on the internet, it’s not always easy to know who or what can be trusted. After all, if you can refinance your home mortgage, you should be able to do that with your credit card debt and car loan as well, right? [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: No-scrub method great for carafes EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: No-scrub method great for carafes
6 days ago - - MARY HUNT
All kinds of methods exist for cleaning glass coffee carafes, most of which are brought to us by hardworking super-experienced restaurant servers. Who better to know how to get things done fast and efficiently? [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Feedback on Instant Pot, water EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Feedback on Instant Pot, water
1 week ago - - MARY HUNT
I have the most loyal and responsive readers on Earth. Every day, I can count on my inbox filling up with your opinions, reactions, gratitude, funny stories and arguments, and even the occasional rebuke from a reader who lets me have it! [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: First-class style for secondhand clothes EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: First-class style for secondhand clothes
1 week ago - - MARY HUNT
Consignment shopping is an excellent way to purchase clothes that are often brand new and less than one-third of the retail price. Most cities these days have specialty consignment shops for babies, children and teens. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to get to spending less EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to get to spending less
2 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Even the mention of words like “frugality” and “thrift” send some people over the edge because for them, those words conjure up thoughts of poverty and deprivation. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Which is better, fresh or frozen? EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Which is better, fresh or frozen?
2 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Frozen fruits and vegetables get a lot of heat because most people assume that if an item is frozen, it must be of a lesser quality and nutritional value than the same item that’s fresh in the produce department. [Read More]
EVERDAY CHEAPSKATE: Investing in debt a sure thing EVERDAY CHEAPSKATE: Investing in debt a sure thing
3 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Should I save or pay off debt? That has to be at the top of the most common questions I have received over the years. And the answer is solid: It depends! [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Best inexpensive computer printers EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Best inexpensive computer printers
3 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
With so many technologies and capabilities available, choosing a printer isn’t easy. Don’t assume you’ll find the perfect printer anytime soon. No matter the cost, printers get paper jams. They run out of ink and toner. Network connectivity can be challenging. That’s just the nature of print [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Ways to develop a saver's attitude EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Ways to develop a saver's attitude
3 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Cutting expenses is the way to spend less so you have money to save, but unless you are actually putting that money into a safe place to be held for some future use, you’re not really saving at all. You’re just spending less. [Read More]
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