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Think You Might Be a Cheapskate? Feb. 19, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

Not many people enjoy being called a cheapskate. But I do. I think of it not as an insult but as a c... Read More

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

Everyday Cheapskate

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

Everyday Cheapskate

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

Everyday Cheapskate

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

Everyday Cheapskate

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

How to Live the Life You Love on Your Current Income Dec. 31, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

Living below your means does not mean giving up what really matters. Spending less than you earn is ... Read More

How to Help a Young Person Build a Good Credit Score Nov. 27, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

You can boost a young person's credit by taking advantage of a little-known authorized user provisio... Read More

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

Everyday Cheapskate

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

How to Splurge on a Budget Nov. 12, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

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

Everyday Cheapskate

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

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

Everyday Cheapskate

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

Everyday Cheapskate

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

16 Ways To Chop Your Grocery Bill Nov. 04, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

Need a foolproof way to cut your food/grocery expenses by 25% this month? Announce to your family th... Read More

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

Everyday Cheapskate

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

Everyday Cheapskate

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

The Ultimate Risk-Free, High-Yield, Guaranteed Investment Oct. 21, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

From time to time, this kind of question pops up in my inbox: How can I get started investing in sto... Read More

Your Consumer Behavior Is Keeping You Broke Oct. 17, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

Do you know what I love? Walking into my supermarket the day after Thanksgiving and hearing the best... Read More

Preventive Maintenance Is Cheap Insurance Oct. 16, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

It was a Sunday night, and the house felt cold. The Doloski family's furnace was clearly not working... Read More

Clearing Up More Myths and Misunderstandings Oct. 16, 2019

Social Security and You

I pointed out in last week's column that there are hundreds of myths and rumors being spread —... Read More

Seniors Seek Help for Their 'Kids' Oct. 02, 2019

Social Security and You

I wrote about this phenomenon about a year ago. And it never ceases to amaze me. I'm referring to th... Read More