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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: The best, inexpensive small kitchen appliances EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: The best, inexpensive small kitchen appliances
2 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
I recently heard from EC reader Douglas, who wrote: “Would you please repeat your column that describes the best inexpensive small kitchen appliances? I want to replace my mixer and small food chopper. Thanks. Your column is great. I look forward to it every day.” [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Food cost-cutting for every lifestyle EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Food cost-cutting for every lifestyle
3 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Ever wonder why you never have enough money to save money? I’m talking about taking money from every paycheck and depositing it straight into a savings account. Maybe it’s time to consider that you’re handing over your savings to local restaurants, drive-thrus, diners and coffee shops. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to make furniture polish EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to make furniture polish
3 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Not long ago, I got a request from EC reader Kelly for a make-it-yourself furniture polish recipe. She said that she uses a lot of furniture polish and it’s getting expensive. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Wool dryer balls safe for people, dryers EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Wool dryer balls safe for people, dryers
3 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
DEAR MARY: The wool dryer balls sound interesting, but what if a person is allergic to wool? [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: When money is at the root of family squabbles EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: When money is at the root of family squabbles
3 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Disagreements over money can tear marriages and families apart. In fact, sources say that unresolved money conflicts remains the number one reason for divorce. But it doesn’t have to be that way. More often than not, the solution can be found in this one-word directive: Communicate! [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Hair today, gone tomorrow EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Hair today, gone tomorrow
4 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Apparently, my hair is my life. Believe me, I am as surprised by this fact of vanity as anyone. Had you checked with me about my philosophy of life a mere 10 days ago, I can assure you that my hair would not have made the cut for my Top 10 Important Things. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: A number as important as your credit score EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: A number as important as your credit score
4 weeks 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
4 weeks 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
4 weeks 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
5 weeks 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]
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