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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: Upkeep is important EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Upkeep is important
24 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
It was a Sunday night; the house felt cold. The only way for the Doloski family to keep their Illinois house warm and cozy in December is to have a working furnace. One look at the thermostat told them that clearly, theirs was not. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: A look at home equity EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: A look at home equity
24 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Thinking of dipping into your home’s equity? There are a few things you should know. There was a time, and not so long ago, that borrowing against a home’s equity was tough to do. Following the crash of 2008, it was generally considered a risk no prudent homeowner should consider. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE
24 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Topping the financial resolutions for 2015, according to a recent Fidelity survey, were saving more (55 percent), paying off debt (20 percent) and spending less (17 percent). Anything in that list sound like something you resolved to do yourself this year, but haven’t gotten around to starting? [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE
24 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says the price of a pound of ground beef climbed to another record high in November, to a whopping $4.20 per pound. And that’s for mid-grade, not the leanest and highest quality. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Last-minute gift ideas EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Last-minute gift ideas
25 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Need a last-minute gift for an office party, birthday your trusty mail carrier, a beloved teacher, co-worker or any gift-giving need? Here are six great ideas that won’t take much time and certainly won’t break the bank. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Is your sink shiny? EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Is your sink shiny?
25 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
As you read, are you wearing your shoes? Is your sink shiny? Can you walk through your living room without tripping over clutter? Would a knock on your door cause you to die of embarrassment? [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE
25 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
DEAR MARY: Last summer I refinanced my home and paid my car off so that I could begin a new career in insurance sales. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Should I move my balance? EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Should I move my balance?
26 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
DEAR MARY: May I ask your advice? I have a credit-card balance of $4,500 at 18 percent interest. My FICO score is 700. I am determined to pay this off in the coming 12 months. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE
26 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Sometimes it is the simplest things that bring the most joy. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE
26 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
It was the worst day of my life. Not one of the worst days. Not a day where not one thing seems to go right. Worse than that. [Read More]
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