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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: House rules for cleaning the dishwasher EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: House rules for cleaning the dishwasher
21 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
I grew up being fearful of the oddest things. I wasn’t bold enough to question why; I just did as I was told. Here’s one: Never, ever put good dishes or silver flatware in the dishwasher. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How a simple solution changed everything for one family EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How a simple solution changed everything for one family
21 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
There are two main types of illness: acute and chronic. An acute illness doesn’t last very long. It goes away either on its own or in response to treatment, such as taking medicine or having surgery. A chronic illness or condition is ongoing. It affects your health over a long period of time. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: The itinerary for cheap travel EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: The itinerary for cheap travel
22 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
I’m on my way out the door, headed for California. What could have been a very expensive trip is going to be so cheap that even I am amazed. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Know thy dishwasher EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Know thy dishwasher
22 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
22 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
23 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
23 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?
23 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
23 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
23 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]
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