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Mary Answers Readers' Credit Card Questions Jan. 22, 2020

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Every day, I open my inbox to find questions from you, my dear readers. Today I found two on the sam... Read More

Make Your Own Spreadable Butter Jan. 16, 2020

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You've seen the little tubs of spreadable butter in the dairy case of your supermarket. In fact, you... Read More

Plastics of a Different Kind Jan. 15, 2020

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While plastic is used in thousands of products that add comfort, convenience and even safety to our ... Read More

Slash Food Costs and Give Yourself a Raise Jan. 09, 2020

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Could you use an extra $1,200? That's exactly what you'll have in a year if you can find a way to wh... Read More

Limit Paid Leave to Federal Workers Jan. 02, 2020

Daily Editorials

Shortly before Christmas, President Donald Trump signed massive budget bills that prevented a govern... Read More

A Foolproof Formula to Fix Your Money in 2020 Jan. 01, 2020

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According to a survey conducted by, the top two New Year's resolutions in the U.S. for 20... Read More

7 Easy Moves That Will Simplify Your Spending Dec. 24, 2019

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Confused and stressed out about how to manage your money so you don't run out before payday? Put the... Read More

How to Use Up Every Last Cent on a Prepaid Debit Card Dec. 23, 2019

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Some prepaid debit cards can be problematic because it's nearly impossible to use them up to the las... Read More

Congress' Continuing Resolution Is an Opportunity for Reform Dec. 05, 2019

Veronique de Rugy

Once again, Congress failed to pass its budget before the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30. It als... Read More

How to Break the Acrylic Nail Habit and Help Your Nails Recover Beautifully Nov. 20, 2019

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For years, I was on the fake acrylic nails bandwagon. From the first time I gave that manicure optio... Read More

An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth Money in the Bank Nov. 19, 2019

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Today's topic isn't pretty, but unless you have $8,000 earmarked to treat periodontal disease, an ou... Read More

Five Steps Women Can Take Toward Financial Empowerment Nov. 13, 2019

Ask Carrie

Dear Carrie: Despite our many advances, it seems like women still fall behind men when it comes to m... Read More

How to Splurge on a Budget Nov. 12, 2019

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I got the biggest shock of my life the day I realized that living on a budget wasn't the straitjacke... Read More

Stop Wasting Money on Kitchen Tools That Do Only One Thing Nov. 11, 2019

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Celebrity chef Alton Brown contends that a kitchen tool that does only one job is mostly useless. He... Read More

Plans by Warren and Sanders Neglect Logic, Math and Honesty Nov. 07, 2019

Veronique de Rugy

The more I follow the Democratic presidential campaign, the more I see how little I understand some ... Read More

5 Home-Buying Mistakes That Will Make You House Poor Nov. 06, 2019

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Buying a home is likely the largest purchase you will ever make. This is not the time to make mistak... Read More

How To Live on a Budget and Love It Nov. 05, 2019

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For many years I wouldn't have anything to do with a budget because I couldn't stand the idea of any... Read More

Best Inexpensive Home Dehumidifiers and How to Choose Oct. 31, 2019

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Humidity, or the lack thereof, is always a popular topic. Where I live in northern Colorado, it's dr... Read More

Common Money Myths and How to Stop Believing Them Oct. 30, 2019

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The wedding was complicated and expensive. But it's over, and you are ready to settle back and enjoy... Read More

Don't Go Broke for the Wedding Gift Oct. 29, 2019

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While tying the knot is getting more expensive for the bride and groom, attending a wedding is becom... Read More