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4 Good Reasons to Kick the Credit Card Habit Apr. 05, 2021

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There are many reasons not to carry credit card debt. The most obvious is that it's really expensive... Read More

Broke? Can't Save? Oh, Yes You CAN! Mar. 31, 2021

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How's your health? Not your physical fitness, but your financial well-being. For most of us, how muc... Read More

The 7-Day All-Cash Challenge Feb. 18, 2021

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This morning while waiting for my car to fill up, I put the time to good use. I read all the hazard ... Read More

The Agony and Ecstasy of Getting Out of Debt Feb. 15, 2021

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Dear Mary: We've just received notice that the rent on our three-bedroom house is going up from $950... Read More

Credit Card Debt and How to Get Rid of It Forever Feb. 01, 2021

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Dear Mary: You recently said using home equity to consolidate credit card debt is a bad idea. What's... Read More

Understanding Life Insurance Policies Oct. 19, 2020

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Dear Mary: I read your column all the time and can't thank you enough for all the helpful money-savi... Read More

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

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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

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

Readers Offer Their Best Travel Tips Oct. 13, 2020

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Planning to hit the road for some fun family times this fall? Travel has been severely curtailed ove... Read More

Money Dilemmas: Everyone Has Them From Time to Time Oct. 12, 2020

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CHEAPER INSURANCE FOR TEEN DRIVER? Dear Mary: My son will be getting his driver's license this year,... Read More

Living With Cash Is Challenging but Not Impossible Sep. 28, 2020

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Dear Mary: I like the idea of shopping online. The problem I have is that I am digging my way out of... Read More

Ilhan Omar Wants To Transfer Wealth -- But to Whom? Aug. 05, 2020

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Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota is proposing that the federal government transfer a massive ... Read More

How I Curb the Urge to Quit Aug. 03, 2020

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I wouldn't tell just anyone what I'm about to tell you — and I'm only telling you because we'r... Read More

Why 15 Cents Matter Jul. 21, 2020

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I used to think that small amounts of money didn't matter. What difference could $5 here or $10 ther... Read More

Get Financially Confident Starting Now Jun. 11, 2020

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For a good deal of my life, I lived under a dark cloud of fear that I would end up financially desti... Read More

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

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

When Parents Co-Sign Student Loans and Other Reader Dilemmas May. 14, 2020

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I love days like today when I get to open the "Everyday Cheapskate" mailbag, read all the letters fr... Read More

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

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

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

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