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EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Hunt's shopping rehab program EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Hunt's shopping rehab program
3 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Shopping is my thing. I love the thrill of the hunt, the feeling of discovery and the joy of a bargain. I find it satisfying in ways I can’t fully describe. I want to experience the feeling as often as possible. The shopper’s high is no joke. It’s real; it’s palpable; and it’s addictive. [Read More]

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EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Hair today, gone tomorrow EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Hair today, gone tomorrow
20 hours ago - - MARY HUNT
Apparently, my hair is my life. Believe me, I am as surprised by this fact of vanity as anyone. Had you checked with me about my philosophy of life a mere 10 days ago, I can assure you that my hair would not have made the cut for my Top 10 Important Things. [Read More]
LOTTERY LOTTERY
20 hours ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Thursday: [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: A number as important as your credit score EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: A number as important as your credit score
2 days ago - - MARY HUNT
Whether you know your credit score or not, by now you are aware that you have one and that potential lenders, insurance providers and others use that three-digit number to evaluate your creditworthiness. [Read More]
LOTTERY LOTTERY
2 days ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Wednesday: [Read More]
Winning ticket for $435 million Powerball sold in Indiana state Winning ticket for $435 million Powerball sold in Indiana state
2 days ago -
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana state lottery official says the sole winning ticket for an estimated $435 million Powerball jackpot was sold in an Indiana city. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: The guide to proper regifting EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: The guide to proper regifting
3 days 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. After all, if every act of regifting were carried out flawlessly, no one would find it distasteful. And that brings me to the first rules of regifting: [Read More]
LOTTERY LOTTERY
3 days ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Tuesday: [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to have many happy returns EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to have many happy returns
4 days ago - - MARY HUNT
What to do with three extra coffee grinders and a charming needlepoint “Puppies in a Basket” throw pillow — gifts that are much-appreciated but not quite right in your midcentury modern pad? [Read More]
LOTTERY LOTTERY
4 days ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Monday: [Read More]
LOTTERY LOTTERY
5 days ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Sunday: [Read More]
SMART MONEY: New-car warranties deserve a close look SMART MONEY: New-car warranties deserve a close look
6 days ago - - BRUCE WILLIAMS
DEAR BRUCE: I am about to finance a new vehicle. I have no problem paying the $350 monthly payments, but I am a little unsure about purchasing an extra warranty. The warranty is quite pricey. [Read More]
CONSUMER REPORTS: How much sugar is OK in kids' food? CONSUMER REPORTS: How much sugar is OK in kids' food?
6 days ago -
Recently, there has been even more evidence of the health risks of added sugars, especially for children, according to Consumer Reports. [Read More]
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