Indiana, PA - Indiana County

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: How to get rid of rust stains EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to get rid of rust stains
2 days ago - - MARY HUNT
DEAR MARY: Our water pressure is very high, which has created rust-colored stains in our fiberglass bathtub. I tried scrubbing with Comet, but that did nothing. How can I remove these terrible stains? — MaryAnne [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: The easy way to build great credit EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: The easy way to build great credit
3 days ago - - MARY HUNT
DEAR MARY: You have said that it’s important to keep our credit cards active even if we keep them at zero balance. How often should we use them to keep them active? Does it matter how much we put on them? [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to shift to living with cash EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to shift to living with cash
4 days ago - - MARY HUNT
Banks and retailers have benefited greatly the past few decades by promoting a cashless lifestyle. They convinced us that it’s safer and more convenient to carry plastic. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Four steps for how to stop worrying forever
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EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Four steps for how to stop worrying forever
5 days ago - - MARY HUNT
Somewhere in my life, I picked up the habit of worrying. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How credit inquiries and co-signing can affect credit score EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How credit inquiries and co-signing can affect credit score
1 week ago - - MARY HUNT
DEAR MARY: My son is looking for an apartment near his new job in order to avoid a horrendous daily commute. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Five ways to reboot the spirit EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Five ways to reboot the spirit
2 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
To say that I am impressionable would be to put it mildly. I am prone to take on the circumstances and the weight of people, places and things around me. Here’s an example: I watched the movie “Castaway,” and for the next seven nights, dreamt that I was drowning. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Five gadgets to save you money EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Five gadgets to save you money
2 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
There’s an old marketing adage that says a business has to spend money to make money. There’s truth in that for businesses, but not for personal money management, except when it comes to these inexpensive, yet handy gadgets capable of reducing the high cost of your electricity, water and gas. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to book really cheap travel EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to book really cheap travel
2 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Recently, while packing up files and expense records I came across a file for a business trip that could have been very expensive but was so cheap. I am still amazed. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Take the luck out of potluck EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Take the luck out of potluck
3 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
I grew up as a preacher’s kid in the era of the all-church potluck, a ritual event that took place regularly in the basement of the church. The food was bland, at best. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: What to do with your sour milk and melted ice cream EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: What to do with your sour milk and melted ice cream
3 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Have you ever walked into the kitchen to make your morning cup of coffee only to discover someone left milk on the counter all night? Or the ice cream? [Read More]
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