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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: How to childproof a forbidden door for free EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to childproof a forbidden door for free
19 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
If you’ve ever needed to prevent children from closing a door and unwittingly locking themselves in the bathroom, you may know the old hand-towel trick: Throw the towel over the top of the door. That’s it. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Are you throwing away $1,600? EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Are you throwing away $1,600?
20 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
I’m having a difficult time wrapping my head around this documented fact: Experts say that almost half of all produce grown in the U.S. is thrown out, while at the same time poverty is growing right here in America. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Are you a compulsive chopper? EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Are you a compulsive chopper?
20 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
I just did something I haven’t done in years. I took the weekend and the holiday off. It was wonderful. We had friends over for a barbecue. And I made salsa — from scratch. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: When should I buy a computer? EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: When should I buy a computer?
20 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
DEAR MARY: I’m looking at new computers. When is the best time of year to buy one? — Stella [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Easy ways to plan for college, save EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Easy ways to plan for college, save
20 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
BIG FUTURE: Planning for college? The BigFuture website was set up by The College Board to help students navigate the often confusing and overwhelming world of college applications and admissions. It’s a college-planning headquarters of sorts. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Surprising ways to use a slow cooker other than for food EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Surprising ways to use a slow cooker other than for food
21 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
They’re bulky and take up precious cabinet space, but we’ll never get rid of our slow cookers. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Time to hit the road for vacation EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Time to hit the road for vacation
21 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Some of the best times we had when our boys were young were those spent on family vacations. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Six Christmas gifts to make now EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Six Christmas gifts to make now
21 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
If you don’t have an abundant garden this year, don’t worry. You can still make these wonderful, summery gifts to hold on to for Christmas. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to get rid of rust stains EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to get rid of rust stains
22 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
DEAR MARY: Our water pressure is very high, which has created rust-colored stains in our fiberglass bathtub. I tried scrubbing with Comet, but that did nothing. How can I remove these terrible stains? — MaryAnne [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: The easy way to build great credit EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: The easy way to build great credit
22 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
DEAR MARY: You have said that it’s important to keep our credit cards active even if we keep them at zero balance. How often should we use them to keep them active? Does it matter how much we put on them? [Read More]
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