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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:Don't get stuck in survival debt EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE:Don't get stuck in survival debt
2 days ago - - MARY HUNT
For years I’ve been telling my readers that there are two kinds of debt: safe debt and toxic debt. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Pawnshops commanding attention EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Pawnshops commanding attention
3 days ago - - MARY HUNT
In the wake of America’s big economic crisis back in 2008, dollar stores and thrift stores have seen a big resurgence. And now, another kind of retail quasi-lender is commanding all kinds of attention from sellers and buyers: pawnshops. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: No more sleeping through the alarm EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: No more sleeping through the alarm
4 days ago - - MARY HUNT
Surprise! Today, instead of sharing tips you’ve sent to me, I’ve decided to hog the entire column to share some of my own. Several of these are oldies, but goodies, while others are recent discoveries. I do love great tips. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to clean painted wood floors EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to clean painted wood floors
5 days ago - - MARY HUNT
A message in my inbox this week came from Joan. She asked, “What is the best way to clean a very grimy painted wood floor?” [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Can I get pet hair out of the laundry? EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Can I get pet hair out of the laundry?
1 week ago - - MARY HUNT
DEAR MARY: I am one of your millions of fans. Your insight, tips, products and recipes are terrific. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Non-food ways to use a FoodSaver EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Non-food ways to use a FoodSaver
1 week ago - - MARY HUNT
My vacuum sealer is one of my favorite kitchen appliances. I seal fruit to extend its freshness by at least two weeks, often much longer. I seal meat before I freeze it to stave off freezer burn, which keeps it perfect for six months to a year. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Make it cheaper, better, faster EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Make it cheaper, better, faster
2 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Since the day I learned to make my own homemade laundry detergent (it took a few attempts to reach perfection), I’ve become semi-obsessed with making my own household cleaners and even some food items, too. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to childproof a forbidden door for free EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to childproof a forbidden door for free
2 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
If you’ve ever needed to prevent children from closing a door and unwittingly locking themselves in the bathroom, you may know the old hand-towel trick: Throw the towel over the top of the door. That’s it. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Are you throwing away $1,600? EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Are you throwing away $1,600?
2 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
I’m having a difficult time wrapping my head around this documented fact: Experts say that almost half of all produce grown in the U.S. is thrown out, while at the same time poverty is growing right here in America. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Are you a compulsive chopper? EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Are you a compulsive chopper?
2 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
I just did something I haven’t done in years. I took the weekend and the holiday off. It was wonderful. We had friends over for a barbecue. And I made salsa — from scratch. [Read More]
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