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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 EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE
11 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Buying the things you need when they are on sale is a great way to avoid overspending. But unless you are diligent to take the difference between the regular price and the sale price and actually deposit that into a savings account, are you really saving money? Nope. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE
11 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
From regular oil changes to changing furnace filters and annual trips to the dentist, smart consumers know that preventive maintenance can avoid costly repairs down the road. Insurance is another item that needs to go on your routine maintenance list. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE
12 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Perhaps you have noticed that some food products come with dates printed on them — "12/12/14” for example. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE
12 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
For anyone wishing to study human nature, my mailbag would make an interesting research center. I get tons of mail. But rather than arriving in a steady flow it comes in waves. I’ve given up trying to predict which subjects will prompt responses from my readers. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE
12 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
HI MARY: You mentioned in a recent column that there are times it is advisable to buy sheets separately rather than in a set that includes fitted and top sheets plus pillowcases. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE
12 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
It’s been more than 15 years since I first met William Lewis, CPA. I’d come across a small book that piqued my interest, so I gave him a call. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE
13 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Is it just me or do you, too, love to discover something inexpensive that does the exact same thing as its pricey name-brand cousin? It’s not just the money-saving difference that pushes my buttons, it’s the “knowing” part. I’m not saying it makes me feel smarter or even smug. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE
13 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
I don’t know about you, but when I learn some new and amazing household tip that promises to save me time or money, well, it just makes my day. I love it! [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: A 'unitasker' is useless EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: A 'unitasker' is useless
13 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Celebrity chef Alton Brown contends that a kitchen tool that does only one job is mostly useless. He calls things like a garlic press, strawberry stem remover or hot dog steamer a “unitasker.” [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE
13 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
This is not the first time in this column that we’ve visited the subject of how to get out of the supermarket with at least some money left in your bank account. [Read More]
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