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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 clean painted wood floors EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to clean painted wood floors
11 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
A message in my inbox this week came from Joan. She asked, “What is the best way to clean a very grimy painted wood floor?” [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Can I get pet hair out of the laundry? EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Can I get pet hair out of the laundry?
11 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
DEAR MARY: I am one of your millions of fans. Your insight, tips, products and recipes are terrific. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Non-food ways to use a FoodSaver EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Non-food ways to use a FoodSaver
11 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
My vacuum sealer is one of my favorite kitchen appliances. I seal fruit to extend its freshness by at least two weeks, often much longer. I seal meat before I freeze it to stave off freezer burn, which keeps it perfect for six months to a year. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Make it cheaper, better, faster EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Make it cheaper, better, faster
11 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Since the day I learned to make my own homemade laundry detergent (it took a few attempts to reach perfection), I’ve become semi-obsessed with making my own household cleaners and even some food items, too. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to childproof a forbidden door for free EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to childproof a forbidden door for free
12 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
If you’ve ever needed to prevent children from closing a door and unwittingly locking themselves in the bathroom, you may know the old hand-towel trick: Throw the towel over the top of the door. That’s it. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Are you throwing away $1,600? EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Are you throwing away $1,600?
12 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
I’m having a difficult time wrapping my head around this documented fact: Experts say that almost half of all produce grown in the U.S. is thrown out, while at the same time poverty is growing right here in America. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Are you a compulsive chopper? EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Are you a compulsive chopper?
12 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
I just did something I haven’t done in years. I took the weekend and the holiday off. It was wonderful. We had friends over for a barbecue. And I made salsa — from scratch. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: When should I buy a computer? EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: When should I buy a computer?
12 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
DEAR MARY: I’m looking at new computers. When is the best time of year to buy one? — Stella [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Easy ways to plan for college, save EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Easy ways to plan for college, save
13 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
BIG FUTURE: Planning for college? The BigFuture website was set up by The College Board to help students navigate the often confusing and overwhelming world of college applications and admissions. It’s a college-planning headquarters of sorts. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Surprising ways to use a slow cooker other than for food EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Surprising ways to use a slow cooker other than for food
13 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
They’re bulky and take up precious cabinet space, but we’ll never get rid of our slow cookers. [Read More]
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