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Everyday Starters for Your Midwinter Party Feb. 20, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

We're smack in the middle of winter, and it's very likely the weather is miserable where you are. On... Read More

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

Great Reader Tips: From Frozen Bacon to Super Glue Feb. 18, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

Let these tips get your creative juices flowing on how you can substitute, reuse or repurpose what y... Read More

Answers to Your Questions on an Upside-Down Car and Getting Out of Debt Feb. 17, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

Dear Mary: I bought a car I can no longer afford. Thanks to your book, "Debt-Proof Living," I have m... Read More

Trump's Budget Follows in the Footsteps of Giant Spenders Feb. 13, 2020

Veronique de Rugy

President Donald Trump's proposed fiscal year 2021 budget has been released. Generally, budget docum... Read More

How Long Can You Make It Last? Feb. 12, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

I want to tell you about a frugality wake-up call I had — something I need from time to time. ... Read More

Trump's Budget Proposal Would Take From the Poor to Prop Up the Rich -- Again Feb. 12, 2020

Daily Editorials

President Donald Trump on Monday released a $4.8 trillion fiscal 2021 federal budget proposal that w... Read More

Great Reader Tips: From Musical Coasters to Meaty Cupcake Liners and More Feb. 11, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

MUSICAL COASTERS Friends give me their old CDs, which I use to create gifts. Using cotton yarn, I cr... Read More

Defusing the Debt Bomb Feb. 11, 2020

Stephen Moore

President Donald Trump's new budget confirms that without corrective action, trillion-dollar deficit... Read More

Answer to Readers Questions on Christmas Club Accounts, a Heartfelt Warning and a Big Thanks Feb. 10, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

Dear Mary: Every year, my mom starts a Christmas club account and makes monthly contributions. She s... Read More

One Potato, Two Potato, Three Potato, Four Feb. 06, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

I thought it was a fluke, a lucky find. Imagine five pounds of potatoes for just 99 cents. The regul... Read More

Uncle Sam Doubles Down on His Spending Addiction Feb. 06, 2020

Veronique de Rugy

My fellow taxpayers, this is your quarterly warning that Uncle Sam is not a good steward of your mon... Read More

Tame Your Urge to Splurge Feb. 05, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

When it comes to compulsive tendencies, there's no question I received more than the standard allotm... Read More

Great Reader Tips: From Piles to Luxury Suite, Double-Duty Salads and More Feb. 04, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

FROM PILES TO LUXURY SUITE My kitchen is pretty well organized, but a previous kitchen challenge fro... Read More

Healthy on a Budget Jan. 31, 2020

Nutrition News

With roughly 10% of the typical American paycheck spent on food, it's easy to assume that eating hea... Read More

Our Coming Debt Crisis Jan. 31, 2020

Neil Patel

Ten to 20 years from now, we will not be talking about impeachment, and believe it or not, we won't ... Read More

The Places Where Builders Can Cut Corners Jan. 28, 2020

The Real Estate Expert

Don't think of it as someone trying to pull the wool over your eyes. Think of it more as you get wha... 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