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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: A number as important as your credit score EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: A number as important as your credit score
23 hours ago - - MARY HUNT
Whether you know your credit score or not, by now you are aware that you have one and that potential lenders, insurance providers and others use that three-digit number to evaluate your creditworthiness. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: The guide to proper regifting EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: The guide to proper regifting
2 days ago - - MARY HUNT
The act of regifting, passing on as new a gift someone else gave you, is controversial but only because of those who do a noticeably bad job of it. After all, if every act of regifting were carried out flawlessly, no one would find it distasteful. And that brings me to the first rules of regifting: [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to have many happy returns EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to have many happy returns
3 days ago - - MARY HUNT
What to do with three extra coffee grinders and a charming needlepoint “Puppies in a Basket” throw pillow — gifts that are much-appreciated but not quite right in your midcentury modern pad? [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to use wool dryer balls EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to use wool dryer balls
1 week ago - - MARY HUNT
A recent column, “Fabric Softener Products Are the Problem, Not the Solution,” struck a chord with thousands of readers. I know because you sent me messages and letters, which I love — even those of you who are not 100 percent satisfied making the switch. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: The clean hands effect EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: The clean hands effect
1 week ago - - MARY HUNT
Knowing that we’re in the cold and flu season, I picked up a recent issue of the University of California, Berkeley Wellness Letter to get up to speed on how we can prevent illness in our homes and offices this winter. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Burn down the house? I'll P.A.S.S. EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Burn down the house? I'll P.A.S.S.
1 week ago - - MARY HUNT
It’s been a few years since that day I turned a stove burner on high and didn’t realize greasy chicken stock had boiled over earlier in the day, filling the catch pan under the cooktop. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Credit cards, scores complicated EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Credit cards, scores complicated
1 week ago - - MARY HUNT
Opening a credit card account these days is ridiculously simple. And quick. But that’s not so with closing an account. For sure, the bank doesn’t want to lose a good customer. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: 5 killer DIY cleaning products EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: 5 killer DIY cleaning products
2 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
There are so many good reasons to make your own household cleaners. It’s cheaper and healthier and greener. These five homemade household cleaners do not contain chemicals. That means you can always count on them to be nontoxic. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: A pressure cooker may be better than slow cooker EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: A pressure cooker may be better than slow cooker
2 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
I’m still slightly stunned by the response to a recent column in which I touched briefly on the subject of the Instant Pot. [Read More]
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