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Hold Off on Those Daydreams Nov. 04, 2020

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: Please help me. I started having sex when I was 17, and I got pregnant, so I got marrie... Read More

Credit Protection for the Elderly Is a Must Oct. 21, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

Dear Mary: My father has been the victim of elder abuse. His sister, who was his caregiver, has char... Read More

Where To Find Professional Help With Liquidating a Household Oct. 15, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

Dear Mary: You have a great column! I learn something new from it every day. My problem is finding a... Read More

Want Financial Freedom? Learn To Control Your Spending Oct. 14, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

My life changed radically about 28 years ago when I came clean about my relationship with money. I b... Read More

Shall I Save ... or Pay and Pay and Pay? Oct. 01, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

Dear Mary: I just received my income tax refund. At first, I thought of paying off a credit card bil... Read More

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do Sep. 03, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

Closing a credit card account is not for the faint of heart. So, why bother? Oh, let me count the wa... Read More

How a Simple Request Turned Into $1,000 of Savings Jun. 10, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

Dear Mary: In a past column, a reader wrote saying it didn't work to call her credit card company to... Read More

Should I Invest in my Debt? And More Great Reader Questions Jun. 02, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

Dear Mary: I recently inherited a certificate of deposit that came with a good interest rate. I left... Read More

Cash Money Is Sick Mar. 06, 2020

Marc Dion

I probably won't die from the coronavirus, though saying that means I probably will. As the old-time... 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

The Ugly Truth About No-Interest, No-Payments Offers Jul. 29, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

Have you ever wondered how retailers can possibly afford to offer the no-interest, no-payment, no-mo... Read More

Assumptions Disrupting Friendship Jun. 15, 2019

Dear AnnieĀ®

Dear Annie: I have known one of my friends, "Pam," for more than 50 years, and at times she has been... Read More

How to Build a Great Credit Score Jun. 12, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

If you are a legal adult U.S. resident, somewhere there is a three-digit number between 300 and 850 ... Read More

A Cap on Interest Rates Charged Consumers? Yes May. 21, 2019

Froma Harrop

The Loan Shark Protection Act would limit the interest charged on credit cards to 15 percent. A 15 p... Read More

The Most Critical 6 Months in a College Grad's Life May. 07, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

Graduating from college is one of life's most thrilling events. Finishing my degree, walking the ais... Read More

This Is What Happens When Financially Immature Students Get a Credit Card Apr. 24, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

Our kids are fortunate to be growing up in the most progressive and exciting time in history. Sadly,... Read More

Teaching Your Kids About Money? Here Are Five Life Lessons That Can Help Apr. 10, 2019

Ask Carrie

Dear Readers: Most of us think of April as tax time, but did you know that April is also Financial L... Read More

Are You Fooling Yourself When It Comes to Money? Apr. 03, 2019

Ask Carrie

Dear Readers: Playing pranks on someone else is fun, harmless and good for a laugh. But when it come... Read More

Think Sacrifice, Not Deprivation Mar. 20, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

I have what could be characterized as a dark financial past. I didn't set out to ruin my marriage, m... Read More

You're Not at the End of the Line Mar. 13, 2019

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I am 60 years old and feel that I have accomplished next to nothing. The only worthwhile... Read More