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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 clean hands effect EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: The clean hands effect
6 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Knowing that we’re in the cold and flu season, I picked up a recent issue of the University of California, Berkeley Wellness Letter to get up to speed on how we can prevent illness in our homes and offices this winter. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Burn down the house? I'll P.A.S.S. EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Burn down the house? I'll P.A.S.S.
6 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
It’s been a few years since that day I turned a stove burner on high and didn’t realize greasy chicken stock had boiled over earlier in the day, filling the catch pan under the cooktop. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Credit cards, scores complicated EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Credit cards, scores complicated
6 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Opening a credit card account these days is ridiculously simple. And quick. But that’s not so with closing an account. For sure, the bank doesn’t want to lose a good customer. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: 5 killer DIY cleaning products EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: 5 killer DIY cleaning products
7 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
There are so many good reasons to make your own household cleaners. It’s cheaper and healthier and greener. These five homemade household cleaners do not contain chemicals. That means you can always count on them to be nontoxic. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: A pressure cooker may be better than slow cooker EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: A pressure cooker may be better than slow cooker
7 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
I’m still slightly stunned by the response to a recent column in which I touched briefly on the subject of the Instant Pot. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: The best time to bag a bargain EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: The best time to bag a bargain
7 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Extreme bargain hunters have something in common: timing. They’ve got it down to a science, and I’m talking about specific days, or even the exact time of day, to get great bargains. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: 4 ways to neutralize the glamour of easy credit EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: 4 ways to neutralize the glamour of easy credit
7 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
There is no reasonable way to shield your children from the glitz and glamour of credit. It’s everywhere with all its seduction and allure. So if you cannot shield, neutralize! [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: It's only a mistake if you can't fix it EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: It's only a mistake if you can't fix it
8 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
My fifth-grade teacher, Mr. Migaki, ingrained a life principle in my mind that remains to this day. He said something is only a mistake if you can’t fix it. Sometimes we got do-overs. He would let us retake our tests to learn from and fix our mistakes. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Hunt's shopping rehab program EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Hunt's shopping rehab program
8 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Shopping is my thing. I love the thrill of the hunt, the feeling of discovery and the joy of a bargain. I find it satisfying in ways I can’t fully describe. I want to experience the feeling as often as possible. The shopper’s high is no joke. It’s real; it’s palpable; and it’s addictive. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to beat retailers at their own game EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to beat retailers at their own game
8 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Retailers work hard to get our money. They offer special promotions and put other tactics into play, even hiring human behavior specialists to figure out our shopping habits and how to get us to spend more. [Read More]
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