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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: Frugal food shopping 101 EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Frugal food shopping 101
17 hours ago - - MARY HUNT
As food costs continue to soar, it’s a good time to revisit the basics of frugal food shopping. Follow these tips and, provided you don’t end up buying twice as much, you really will see your food costs plummet. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Chromebook is better than ever EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Chromebook is better than ever
4 days ago - - MARY HUNT
Only a few months ago, I told you about what was happening in the world of the Chromebook, a laptop that runs on the Chrome OS operating system and is designed to be used primarily while connected to the internet. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to make soap scum disappear EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to make soap scum disappear
5 days ago - - MARY HUNT
Quite possibly one of the best tips to ever land in my mailbox was from a guy who is a professional property manager. He handles rental apartments near a big university — and lots of them. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Six free websites to help save money
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EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Six free websites to help save money
6 days ago - - MARY HUNT
Get on board with 365Grateful, a photographic project that’s all about the good things in life. Does it sound similar to keeping a gratitude journal? Well, the idea here is to create a visual journal by taking a photo every day of one thing for which you are grateful. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: The blessing of self-government EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: The blessing of self-government
1 week ago - - MARY HUNT
You’d have to be living under a rock to not be aware of the turmoil and economic agitations in the U.S. And the growing debt. Too bad we can’t do much about it. In fact, we are powerless. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to clean dirty, stained leather EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to clean dirty, stained leather
2 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
To me there’s nothing quite as lovely as soft, supple, beautiful leather. I’ll take it in a handbag, shoes, car seats and furniture. I love fine leather. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to turn a 15-minute phone call into hundreds of dollars EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to turn a 15-minute phone call into hundreds of dollars
2 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
DEAR MARY: I don’t have cable TV in my house, but I do have internet. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Stores with top layaway programs EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Stores with top layaway programs
2 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
For those who aren’t old enough to remember, layaway is the way lots of people shopped back before credit card debt was fashionable — or shall I say, tolerable. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Oven thermometer needs to be updated EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Oven thermometer needs to be updated
2 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
I’d had the same oven thermometer for at least a hundred years. The thing had been splattered on and dropped more times than I can count. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: House rules for cleaning the dishwasher EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: House rules for cleaning the dishwasher
3 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
I grew up being fearful of the oddest things. I wasn’t bold enough to question why; I just did as I was told. Here’s one: Never, ever put good dishes or silver flatware in the dishwasher. [Read More]
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