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Flaky Freshman Friends Aug. 28, 2019

Dear AnnieĀ®

Dear Annie: I'm about to be a sophomore in college, and I am on summer break. I have not really talk... Read More

Friends Won't Pay What They Owe Sep. 29, 2018

Dear AnnieĀ®

Dear Annie: My wife is a self-employed accountant, and she did work for some friends a few years ago... Read More

Best Time to Bag a Bargain Feb. 07, 2017

Everyday Cheapskate

Extreme bargain hunters have something in common: timing. They've got it down to a science, and I'm ... Read More

Here's How to Turn a 15-Minute Phone Call Into $555 Cash Jan. 04, 2017

Everyday Cheapskate

Dear Mary: I don't have cable TV in my house, but I do have internet. I'm one year into a two-year c... Read More

How to Childproof a Forbidden Door, Plus More Great Reader Tips Sep. 13, 2016

Everyday Cheapskate

If you've ever needed to prevent children from closing a door and unwittingly locking themselves in ... Read More

Make It Yourself -- Cheaper, Better and Faster! Sep. 12, 2016

Everyday Cheapskate

Since the day I learned to make my own homemade laundry detergent (it took a few attempts to reach p... Read More

Best Time to Buy a Computer, Where to Buy a TracFone and How to De-Smoke a Microwave Sep. 06, 2016

Everyday Cheapskate

Dear Mary: I'm looking at new computers. When is the best time of year to buy one? — Stella De... Read More

A Half-Price State of Mind May. 30, 2016

Everyday Cheapskate

The data is in, and it's not pretty. The average American is spending $1.22 for each $1 of income. I... Read More

Would You Like to Save $500 in Exchange for a Scratch or Dent? Mar. 02, 2016

Everyday Cheapskate

DEAR MARY: I read your columns in our local newspaper and love them. We need to purchase a new washi... Read More

Discount Brokers Feb. 16, 2014

House Calls

Dear Ms. Lank: I am planning to list my house by March or April. What is your opinion, pro and con, ... Read More