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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: A look at credit scores EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: A look at credit scores
3 days ago - - MARY HUNT
In my perfect world there would be no credit scores. And while I do not believe that credit is necessarily evil, in that perfect world of mine, there would be no need for any of that because it would be, well ... perfect! [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE
1 week ago - - MARY HUNT
Who doesn’t wince at the thought of throwing food in the garbage that is slightly past its prime? Take bread for instance. It’s no longer fresh. So what can you really do with leftover bread, rolls or baguettes that will turn them into something great, almost if by magic? [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Tips for in the kitchen EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Tips for in the kitchen
1 week ago - - MARY HUNT
There’s just something satisfying about knowing how to make perfectly uniform meatballs, chocolate mousse or baked potatoes in half the time. Today I have a plethora of fun and easy kitchen tips that are sure to raise your kitchen IQ and make you smile at the same time. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: A lesson learned EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: A lesson learned
1 week ago - - MARY HUNT
Air travel is not what it used to be. Having flown 1 1/2 million miles in the past 20 years, I’ve seen things go from enjoyable to downright challenging. I’ve had to learn a few lessons the hard way, but learn them I have. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Tax return not a good thing EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Tax return not a good thing
1 week ago - - MARY HUNT
A friend of mine is the comptroller of a small corporation. As such, she is required to handle all aspects of that company’s finances including payroll. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Divorce Decrees Mean Nothing to the IRS EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Divorce Decrees Mean Nothing to the IRS
2 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
DEAR MARY: I am recently married and my husband owes the IRS $23,000 in back taxes for tax year 2010. He agreed to an installment plan of $320 per month with the IRS. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Carpet stops weeds in the garden EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Carpet stops weeds in the garden
2 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Some years ago we decided to set out 18 tomato plants and — wouldn’t you know it? — the area we chose for the garden was covered with millions of tiny weeds. Preparation of the soil appeared to be overwhelming. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: The truth about chicken labels EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: The truth about chicken labels
2 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
If you’ve ever stood in the supermarket wondering if paying more for chicken that is free-range, antibiotic-free, no hormones added, farm-raised, natural and organic makes you a better person, you are not alone. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to take control back EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to take control back
2 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
A question I receive nearly every day goes something like this: I’m ready to get started taking back control of my finances. But how do I get started? It’s like I’m stuck. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE
3 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
It pretty much kills me to spend money to pay for things I know I can make myself. Take cleaning products for example. Knowing I can make specific cleaners for pennies that cost dollars at the store just makes me happy. [Read More]
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