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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: How to mix your own vinegar EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to mix your own vinegar
3 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
DEAR MARY: I’ve noticed that the 1-gallon jug of white vinegar at the store says it’s mixed with water to have 5 percent acidity. Is it possible to buy pure vinegar and dilute it to whatever acidity I want? And the jugs are heavy and take up a lot of storage space. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Brown-bag lunches better than bought lunches EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Brown-bag lunches better than bought lunches
3 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
I know people who try to convince themselves that they can buy lunch every day for less than they’d spend on groceries needed to bring lunch to work. That kind of flawed thinking could very well be the reason those same people complain that they do not have money to put away for savings. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Money is for managing, not spending EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Money is for managing, not spending
3 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
It took me a long time to fully understand the profound truth that money is not just for spending; it is for managing first and then spending. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: The best inexpensive garden gadgets and gear EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: The best inexpensive garden gadgets and gear
4 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
There’s nothing like a series of sunny days to wake up my inner gardener. And apparently, I’m not the only one who has this reaction, as evidenced by my inbox these past few weeks. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to cook up the incredible edible egg EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to cook up the incredible edible egg
4 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
They’re packed with nutritional goodness, available almost everywhere and relatively cheap when compared to the soaring cost of other proteins. But the cheapest and most available eggs in the world are not likely to impact your food budget if you know how to prepare them perfectly. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Readers want the best inexpensive appliances EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Readers want the best inexpensive appliances
4 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
DEAR MARY: What is the best refrigerator brand overall? We are ready to purchase a French-door style refrigerator with water and ice compartments in the door. Thank you. — Anne [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: The secret to cheap and healthy meals EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: The secret to cheap and healthy meals
4 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Want to keep your food costs low during these times of rising prices? Stick to these rules: Set a budget and never pay full price. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to make money with books you don't need EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to make money with books you don't need
5 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
DEAR MARY: I have a lot of books I’d like to get rid of — mostly on the subject of internet technology. What is the best way to sell used books? — Deborah [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Easy ideas that could save you money EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Easy ideas that could save you money
5 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Not all companies are starved for business these days. In fact, some are setting records for increased business. Repair businesses and thrift stores are doing great during these turbulent financial times. It makes sense. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Death by clothes dryer - one load at a time EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Death by clothes dryer - one load at a time
5 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
You should see the big wad of lint I just plucked from inside my clothes dryer. Yuck! [Read More]
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