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: Don't go broke for wedding gift EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Don't go broke for wedding gift
8 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
9 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
9 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
9 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?
10 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
10 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]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to win big with a warehouse membership EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to win big with a warehouse membership
10 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
They’re big, they’re filled with temptation and millions of people shell out an average of 50 bucks a year to be card-carrying members of one of America’s three big warehouse clubs: Costco, Sam’s Club or BJ’s. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: 8 things to do with a tax refund EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: 8 things to do with a tax refund
10 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
It’s easy to see a tax refund as some kind of gift from the universe. It’s not. It is a chunk of your annual income you should have been seeing in your paychecks all along. Plan now for how you’ll manage it, or your refund could easily evaporate into thin air! [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Always leave a fragrance, never an odor EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Always leave a fragrance, never an odor
11 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
I have something very cool to share with you today, but first I have a story to share about my friend Herta. It’s been a few years now since she and her husband Al came to visit for a few days. In their graciously kind manner, they brought gifts. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Lessons learned from the Madoff Scandal EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Lessons learned from the Madoff Scandal
11 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
In my fifth-grade mind, my teacher, Mr. James M. Migaki, was the smartest man to ever have lived. Every day was special in Mr. Migaki’s class. [Read More]
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