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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 “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: Know thy dishwasher EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Know thy dishwasher
13 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
I would like to thank Josephine Cochrane of Illinois. I’d like to, but I can’t. She’s been dead for more than a century. But if I could, I’d thank her for inventing the first commercially successful dishwasher. Personally, I’d give up just about anything but my dishwasher. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Let's talk induction cooking EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Let's talk induction cooking
14 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
I have to tell you that receiving the following message put the biggest smile on my face. Induction cooking? Oh, yes, I know something about that! But I must confess that the prologue of Cathy’s question is what really warmed my heart. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Holiday gift idea - Spa in a jar EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Holiday gift idea - Spa in a jar
14 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
If you are familiar with a wonderful yet pricey personal care product called Salt Rub by Origins, you may know that for some very odd reason it has been discontinued. I know. How could they do this? [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: The high cost of dirty HVAC filters EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: The high cost of dirty HVAC filters
14 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Do I have a story to tell you — another one of those lessons I’ve learned the hard way so you won’t have to. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Should I get an extended warranty? EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Should I get an extended warranty?
14 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
A couple of weeks ago, I took my grandsons to Toys R Us just to look around. This would be an observation outing. And if you believe that, you don’t know me very well. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Happy birthday to a workhorse EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Happy birthday to a workhorse
15 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
I call him Hoover, and he’s worked hard for me since the day I hauled his long lanky self into the house back in 2008. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Widen the gap with homemade bread EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Widen the gap with homemade bread
15 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
If you’ve read my book “7 Money Rules for Life,” you know that rule number one is so simple it would be easy to overlook as being too elementary. Here it is: Spend less than you earn. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Foolproof plan for saving $10,000 EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Foolproof plan for saving $10,000
15 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
The most important thing you can do to make your personal economy strong is have an umbrella, a Contingency Fund with at least enough money to pay all of your bills for three to six months without a paycheck. Let’s say it’s $10,000. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to shop for Christmas presents without going into debt EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to shop for Christmas presents without going into debt
16 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
If you are or ever have been plagued by consumer debt, I can almost guarantee expenses related to Christmas have contributed greatly to that miserable situation. You know I’m right, and unless we do something to stop that pattern things are about to get much worse for you. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Wallpaper removal a messy job EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Wallpaper removal a messy job
16 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
A letter I received in my inbox this week sent me into hypermemory mode. For a few minutes, I relived the time when wallpaper was all the rage, when I decided to wallpaper our dining room in a lovely orange and yellow floral stripe. I know. But it was in vogue at the time. [Read More]
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