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 “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: 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]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to have your best money year EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to have your best money year
8 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
For years and years, I lived under a dark cloud of worry that I would end up financially destitute, a bag lady. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: To shred or not to shred? EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: To shred or not to shred?
9 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Can someone legally dig through your trash looking for credit card receipts, account numbers or even your Social Security number? The U.S. Supreme Court stated that the “expectation of privacy in trash left for collection in an area accessible to the public” is unreasonable. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: 7 places to look for free money EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: 7 places to look for free money
9 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Recently, I read about a guy who has a hobby of looking for money in gutters, parking lots and other public places and keeps a running tab. He routinely finds over $100 in a year. Not bad! Just imagine if he knew about other places that harbor free money for the taking. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to get the maximum burning hours from candles and other great tips EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to get the maximum burning hours from candles and other great tips
9 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Am I the only one who didn’t know that there’s a definite protocol for burning jar candles and pillar candles? I’ve made an ugly mess of so many candles in my life, only to toss them out long before their time. But no more. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Five reasons to give kids an allowance EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Five reasons to give kids an allowance
9 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
At the foundation of your children’s financial intelligence should be this undeniable truth: It is not the amount of money you have but what you do with it that matters. This is true for a child managing a $5 weekly allowance and a corporate executive with a $5,000 weekly salary. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Strike a fiscal balance with your grown children EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Strike a fiscal balance with your grown children
10 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
It is difficult for parents to balance giving financial help to their adult children and allowing them independence, even if independence means hardship. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Should I buy a smart TV?
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EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Should I buy a smart TV?
10 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
DEAR MARY: I have always valued your comments about various products and can honestly say that I have never been disappointed in anything I bought after reading your recommendations. Have you done any research on the Instant Pot multifunctional pressure cookers? [Read More]
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