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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 get a good cup of coffee EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to get a good cup of coffee
14 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
So, you like coffee — a lot. Me, too. I like it so much that I’m a home roaster and an importer. That’s right. I import green coffee beans directly from the La Minita farm in the Tarrazu region of Costa Rica. Why? [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Cool things readers do to save money EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Cool things readers do to save money
14 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
If you are taking salad for lunch, pour the amount of dressing you will need into a small plastic bag. Tilt the bag so the dressing goes into the corner. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Can't remove the carpet stain? Try cutting it out EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Can't remove the carpet stain? Try cutting it out
14 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
DEAR MARY: How can I fix carpet that has bleach spots on it? I tried using a fabric pen that’s about the same color as the tan carpet, but the spots turned orange! — Carol [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Solutions for smelly sponges and dirty cabinets EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Solutions for smelly sponges and dirty cabinets
15 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
DEAR MARY: I was wondering if you know of a quick and easy method to prevent dish scrubbers (like the kind with a sponge on one side and a scrubber pad on the other) from smelling like mildew. The ones we use start smelling after just a few days. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: These bugs detect water leaks you cannot see EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: These bugs detect water leaks you cannot see
15 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
My readers often come up with their own great tips, tricks and ideas for how to save time and money. Today is no exception. From bugs and tomato paste all the way to puppy poop and phone chargers, we’re about to cover a lot of ground. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to break the acrylic-nail habit EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to break the acrylic-nail habit
15 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
I just received an email from one of my readers that stirred up some very poignant memories. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to master making a grilled cheese sandwich EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to master making a grilled cheese sandwich
15 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
When I go out of town I often return to find a big, square burn mark on my best stainless steel skillet. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Got a carpet stain? Twist it out EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Got a carpet stain? Twist it out
16 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
DEAR MARY: Is there anything that will take a Crystal Light fruit-punch stain out of beige carpet? [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: A plan for how to get fiscally fit EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: A plan for how to get fiscally fit
16 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
We all know about getting physically fit: Participate in aerobic exercise; do some weight training; walk whenever you can. But how much do you know about getting fiscally fit? It’s not difficult, but it does require a plan. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to use a Nok-Out product to fix a smelly situation EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to use a Nok-Out product to fix a smelly situation
16 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Try to imagine this scenario: You spend $750 on a new sofa and chair — not on a whim, but after saving up and comparing different models. The beautiful pieces finally arrive at your home. [Read More]
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