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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

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16 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Erma Bombeck, the late humorist, summed up family relationships when she spoke of “the ties that bind ... and gag!” That just makes me laugh because it is such a colorful word picture. Maybe you’ve thought this from time to time: “Family — can’t live with ’em, and can’t live without [Read More]
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16 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 without a paycheck, for three to six months. [Read More]
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16 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly when it happened, but sometime over the past decade or so, the general population of this country formed a belief that bottled water tastes better than tap water — and is safer and healthier, too. [Read More]
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16 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
In these days of rising food prices it’s fun to keep a bevy of money-saving tips and tricks up your sleeve. You won’t need a coupon, a code or even a private word with the manager to take advantage of these little-known hacks — all perfectly legal and ethical, too. [Read More]
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17 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
I love fabric and fine textiles of all kinds, but mostly I’m fond of cotton goods — cotton sheets, cotton quilts. [Read More]
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17 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
I’ll never forget the time I asked one of my young piano students what he wanted for Christmas. [Read More]
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17 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
If you were to be hit with a major economic crisis right now, would you be prepared? The vast majority of Americans admit they’d be in deep trouble. [Read More]
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17 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Creditors, especially banks and credit card issuers, are unbelievably sensitive to whether you pay your bills on time. So is your credit score. One slip-up could cost you dearly if that means you lose your low- or no-interest rate, or a late payment results in a big late fee. [Read More]
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18 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Pressure cookers, those big monster pots we recall from childhood, are making a big comeback, and bringing good news with them: They are not the spitting, noisy steam generators they once were. [Read More]
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18 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
DEAR MARY: I read stories about parents constantly needing to bail their grown children out of debt. What do you do when it’s your 62-year-old mother who has the money problem? [Read More]
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