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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: A shoemaker can save your sole (and heels ...) EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: A shoemaker can save your sole (and heels ...)
11 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
To some people, a cobbler is a lovely fruit dessert best served warm. To others, it is a shoemaker who repairs shoes — an almost forgotten trade. But that’s changing. Suddenly, shoe repair is coming back. Big- time. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Cooking a month's worth of meals at one time EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Cooking a month's worth of meals at one time
11 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
The book title “Once-a-Month Cooking” made me laugh. Cook once a month? I didn’t need a book to do that. I needed the motivation to cook the other 29 days of the month! [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: A look at detergent, oil, vision savings EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: A look at detergent, oil, vision savings
11 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
DEAR MARY: I have been making and using your concentrated laundry detergent for several years now, and I love saving that money. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Beware of the risk when giving gift cards EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Beware of the risk when giving gift cards
12 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Gift cards have become the go-to gift for millions of people. They might seem like the perfect present because they’re so easy to purchase. You don’t have to put the tiniest bit of thought into this type of gift, and a gift card is generally well-received, unless, of course, they get stuck with [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to mix your own vinegar EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to mix your own vinegar
12 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
DEAR MARY: I’ve noticed that the 1-gallon jug of white vinegar at the store says it’s mixed with water to have 5 percent acidity. Is it possible to buy pure vinegar and dilute it to whatever acidity I want? And the jugs are heavy and take up a lot of storage space. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Brown-bag lunches better than bought lunches EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Brown-bag lunches better than bought lunches
13 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
I know people who try to convince themselves that they can buy lunch every day for less than they’d spend on groceries needed to bring lunch to work. That kind of flawed thinking could very well be the reason those same people complain that they do not have money to put away for savings. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Money is for managing, not spending EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Money is for managing, not spending
13 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
It took me a long time to fully understand the profound truth that money is not just for spending; it is for managing first and then spending. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: The best inexpensive garden gadgets and gear EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: The best inexpensive garden gadgets and gear
13 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
There’s nothing like a series of sunny days to wake up my inner gardener. And apparently, I’m not the only one who has this reaction, as evidenced by my inbox these past few weeks. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to cook up the incredible edible egg EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to cook up the incredible edible egg
13 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
They’re packed with nutritional goodness, available almost everywhere and relatively cheap when compared to the soaring cost of other proteins. But the cheapest and most available eggs in the world are not likely to impact your food budget if you know how to prepare them perfectly. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Readers want the best inexpensive appliances EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Readers want the best inexpensive appliances
14 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
DEAR MARY: What is the best refrigerator brand overall? We are ready to purchase a French-door style refrigerator with water and ice compartments in the door. Thank you. — Anne [Read More]
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