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Meatballs Make Meals Manageable Apr. 02, 2020

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Dinnertime can be hard with hectic schedules, but planning ahead and having meals ready in your free... Read More

The High Cost of Convenience Apr. 01, 2020

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Dear Mary: I work out at a gym regularly, and I like to drink a protein shake or smoothie afterward ... Read More

When Batteries Are Just Faking It Mar. 31, 2020

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Just when I think I've heard every possible way to save time and money every day, I open my mail to ... Read More

Sneaky Ways to Save Big Mar. 30, 2020

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I blame it on my friend Kathleen that I caught the sneaky savings bug. One day, years ago, she told ... Read More

Family Favorite Orange Chicken Recipe Three Ways Mar. 26, 2020

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For years, I've been searching for the perfect recipe for one of my family's favorite dishes: orange... Read More

Great Reader Tips: From Luxury Taxes to Quick Scissor-Sharpening Mar. 25, 2020

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Over the years, I've noticed something. People who live comfortably do not do so because they are pa... Read More

Many Benefits of Online Grocery Shopping Mar. 24, 2020

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There are few things more annoying than stopping at the supermarket to pick up a few things and haul... Read More

How to Track Investments, Rescue Shoes, Hack a Care Label and Know Your Eggs Mar. 19, 2020

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Dear Mary: Last summer, I got a $3,000 bonus that my brother helped me invest in a couple of mutual ... Read More

Pie for Dinner? Mar. 18, 2020

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If you shy away from making homemade pies because of the crust (it can be tricky, and there's all th... Read More

How to Tear Down Attitudes of Entitlement Mar. 17, 2020

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Attention readers: The following column is an excerpt from Mary Hunt's book "Raising Financially Con... Read More

High Vet Bills for Beloved Pets and Prepping for Mortgage Application Mar. 16, 2020

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Dear Mary: Our beloved dog Roscoe is getting older, and we're concerned about safeguarding his healt... Read More

Everyday Starters for Your Midwinter Party Feb. 20, 2020

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

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

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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

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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

Score With Homemade Healthy Snacks Feb. 13, 2020

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With March Madness coming up soon, hearty snacks seem to be the order of business. But store-bought ... Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

Tame Your Urge to Splurge Feb. 05, 2020

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