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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: Got a carpet stain? Twist it out EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Got a carpet stain? Twist it out
3 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
DEAR MARY: Is there anything that will take a Crystal Light fruit-punch stain out of beige carpet? [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: A plan for how to get fiscally fit EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: A plan for how to get fiscally fit
3 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
We all know about getting physically fit: Participate in aerobic exercise; do some weight training; walk whenever you can. But how much do you know about getting fiscally fit? It’s not difficult, but it does require a plan. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to use a Nok-Out product to fix a smelly situation EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to use a Nok-Out product to fix a smelly situation
3 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Try to imagine this scenario: You spend $750 on a new sofa and chair — not on a whim, but after saving up and comparing different models. The beautiful pieces finally arrive at your home. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to spend vacation at home EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to spend vacation at home
4 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
A cash shortage doesn’t mean a family vacation is completely out of the question. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Don't go broke for wedding gift EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Don't go broke for wedding gift
4 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Wedding season is in full swing. Tying the knot is getting more expensive every year — for the bride and groom and the guests. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: 8 useful tips to save time and money EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: 8 useful tips to save time and money
4 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
FOOLPROOF BACON: What’s the easiest — and mess-free — way to cook bacon and get the least amount of shrinkage? Low and slow in the oven, at 365 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Three life-improving resources that are free EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Three life-improving resources that are free
5 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
If you are generally wary of free stuff, I’m right there with you. Most of the time, I’ve found that free stuff is like bait. It’s a tasty morsel, a big tease with the clear intent of getting us to part with money we had no intention of parting with. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE:Slipcovers can be a bear to get on EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE:Slipcovers can be a bear to get on
5 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
DEAR MARY: Is there a way that I can remove a bloodstain from my black and white floral Hawaiian print car-seat slipcover? I hope I can do this without removing the slipcover, which was a bear to put on. Thanks for your help and your wonderful tips and columns. — Leslie [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Why buy when you can borrow for free? EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Why buy when you can borrow for free?
5 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
My adult children are big on borrowing stuff from their parents. And from time to time they (you know who you are, son) fail to mention having borrowed something, like a Milwaukee Tool Sawzall Reciprocating Saw in its big, bright, red case. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Immersion therapy for mobile-phone droppers EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Immersion therapy for mobile-phone droppers
5 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District released a public service announcement with data suggesting that 75 percent of people admit to having used their phones in the bathroom. [Read More]
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