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 EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE
13 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
I’m not sure why I loved fourth grade so much. Maybe it was because my teacher was extra pretty and her name was Mrs. Hunt (who could’ve guessed?). [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE
13 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
These days it’s practically inevitable that you or someone you know will face a period of unemployment. Here are six practical tips every unemployed person should keep in mind while searching for a new job: [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE
13 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
What would you pay for a good night’s sleep? I just read about a soccer club in England that spent nearly $232,000 on special mattresses and pillows for the 80 luxury bedrooms at the club’s nearly $310 million soccer training base where players sleep the night before home matches. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE
14 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Last May when gas prices were at their highest in Los Angeles, I paid $4.26 a gallon — $102 to fill my Chevy Silverado. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Live below your means EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Live below your means
14 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
I wouldn’t call it a radical new idea, although a recent issue of a popular women’s magazine did say that living below your means is the hot new trend. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE, living comfortably EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE, living comfortably
14 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Over the years I’ve noticed something. People who live comfortably do not do so because they are particularly wealthy. It’s because they are disciplined. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Upkeep is important EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Upkeep is important
14 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
It was a Sunday night; the house felt cold. The only way for the Doloski family to keep their Illinois house warm and cozy in December is to have a working furnace. One look at the thermostat told them that clearly, theirs was not. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: A look at home equity EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: A look at home equity
15 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Thinking of dipping into your home’s equity? There are a few things you should know. There was a time, and not so long ago, that borrowing against a home’s equity was tough to do. Following the crash of 2008, it was generally considered a risk no prudent homeowner should consider. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE
15 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Topping the financial resolutions for 2015, according to a recent Fidelity survey, were saving more (55 percent), paying off debt (20 percent) and spending less (17 percent). Anything in that list sound like something you resolved to do yourself this year, but haven’t gotten around to starting? [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE
15 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says the price of a pound of ground beef climbed to another record high in November, to a whopping $4.20 per pound. And that’s for mid-grade, not the leanest and highest quality. [Read More]
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