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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 look at gratitude EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: A look at gratitude
18 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Gratitude is more than pausing once a year to offer up thanks. It’s more than a snappy word that rhymes with “attitude.” I am told that of all the human emotions, gratitude is the most powerful. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE
18 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
As convenient as Internet shopping can be (stores never close, no parking problems, no cranky salespeople), there are as many hazards. There are many good buys online, or it’s easy to assume that everything is a good buy. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: The rules of regifting EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: The rules of regifting
18 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
The act of regifting — passing on as new, a gift someone else gave you — is controversial, but only because of those who do a noticeably bad job of it. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE
18 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
The first computer was unveiled in 1946. Weighing in at 27 tons, it took up 1,800 square feet of floor space. And the cost? Nearly $500,000! That ENIAC was revolutionary, but its functionality was, at best, limited. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE
19 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
19 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
19 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
19 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
20 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
20 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]
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