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Secondhand Clothes, First-Class Style Apr. 09, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

Consignment shopping is an excellent way to purchase clothes for kids and babies. You can often fine... Read More

The Corona Car Mar. 25, 2020

Peters' Garage

There actually is a Corona — not the virus, the car. Toyota sold it as recently in as 2001 in ... Read More

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