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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: Get that peaceful, easy feeling that comes with decluttering EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Get that peaceful, easy feeling that comes with decluttering
1 day ago - - MARY HUNT
A few weeks ago, I got a wake-up call that wasn’t exactly intended for me. Our friends Matt and Sharlene were told that Matt’s 92-year-old aunt had died. As the executors of her estate, this did not catch them by surprise. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Use meal kits to cut food costs EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Use meal kits to cut food costs
2 days ago - - MARY HUNT
Faithful readers will recall that my husband and I have been testing and enjoying one of the handful of meal kit delivery services that are becoming quite popular. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Here's a foolproof plan to save $1,000 EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Here's a foolproof plan to save $1,000
6 days ago - - MARY HUNT
The most important thing you can do to make your personal economy strong is have an umbrella, an emergency fund with at least enough money to pay all of your bills for three to six months. You can’t even imagine being able to save that much? No worries. Start small. Let’s say $1,000. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Let the decluttering begin EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Let the decluttering begin
1 week ago - - MARY HUNT
I know it’s time. It’s been time for at least two years, possibly longer. I need to clean my kitchen. Now, before you send the Health Department to my address, let me explain. What I mean by “clean” is that I need to clean out and organize my kitchen pantry, cupboards and drawers. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Best cheap cordless handheld vacuum EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Best cheap cordless handheld vacuum
1 week ago - - MARY HUNT
To say that I have had a love-hate relationship with handheld vacuums over the years would be to put it mildly. I love the idea of a handheld cordless vacuum that is charged up and always ready to go. I hate when the thing runs for only a few minutes before it needs to be recharged. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How you can stop unwanted charity junk mail EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How you can stop unwanted charity junk mail
1 week ago - - MARY HUNT
According to one online organization working to eliminate junk mail, the average adult receives 41 pounds of junk mail each year, 44 percent of which goes to the landfill unopened. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Dinner in a box not what I thought - it's better EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Dinner in a box not what I thought - it's better
2 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Lately, I’ve been hearing a lot about meal kit delivery services. And I’ve been skeptical. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: The true value of time-saving tips EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: The true value of time-saving tips
2 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
For more years than I like to admit, I’ve been collecting and disseminating timesaving and money-saving tips. Readers email them to me, hand them to me on little scraps of paper and even send them in the mail. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: 8 wedding gift hacks to save money EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: 8 wedding gift hacks to save money
2 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Wedding season is in full bloom, and while tying the knot is getting more expensive for the bride and groom, attending a wedding is becoming costlier, too. [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Prepare today for what you might need tomorrow EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Prepare today for what you might need tomorrow
2 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Face it: People are living longer than ever before, and health care costs are climbing higher every year. Which brings me to the subject of long-term care. You might assume it’s just about nursing homes, but it refers to more. Long-term care means getting the assistance you need at home as well. [Read More]
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