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How Much and What Kind of Life Insurance is Best? Apr. 14, 2021

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Dear Mary: My question is about life insurance. My wife believes that I need life insurance because ... Read More

7 Places to Look for Free Money Mar. 08, 2021

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A few years ago, I received a fun letter from a reader who developed a hobby of looking for money in... Read More

When Does Insurance Make Sense? Jan. 27, 2021

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Dear Readers: The question posed in the headline is a great one because insurance can be one of the ... 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

Great Reader Questions: Stains, Spiders, Candlewax and 529s Jul. 13, 2020

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Sometimes, it's the most unusual thing that turns out to be the magical solution for a household pro... Read More

Where Does All the Money Go? May. 26, 2020

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Like trying to hold onto a handful of water, money has a way of magically disappearing right before ... Read More

Waiting to Share His Heart Mar. 08, 2020

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Dear Annie: I'm a 31-year-old man, and I believe I'm in love with my friend. It's been a year now th... Read More

Feel Good About Vacationing Feb. 27, 2020

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If things aren't looking so good for you to get away from home this year, it's probably not because ... Read More

Could You Go a Year Without Spending? Feb. 26, 2020

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A few years back, Eric and Donna Reed shopped for groceries and household products only once a year.... Read More

Will Past Money Mistakes Hurt the Future? Feb. 25, 2020

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Dear Mary: My husband and I are looking to buy our first home, and I'm a little nervous about applyi... Read More

How to Win the Warehouse Club Game Feb. 24, 2020

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There I was, standing in the checkout line of Costco, unable to ignore the rather loud conversation ... Read More

Think You Might Be a Cheapskate? Feb. 19, 2020

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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

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

Make Your Own Spreadable Butter Jan. 16, 2020

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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

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While plastic is used in thousands of products that add comfort, convenience and even safety to our ... Read More

Slash Food Costs and Give Yourself a Raise Jan. 09, 2020

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Could you use an extra $1,200? That's exactly what you'll have in a year if you can find a way to wh... Read More

How to Live the Life You Love on Your Current Income Dec. 31, 2019

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Living below your means does not mean giving up what really matters. Spending less than you earn is ... Read More

How to Help a Young Person Build a Good Credit Score Nov. 27, 2019

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You can boost a young person's credit by taking advantage of a little-known authorized user provisio... Read More

How to Break the Acrylic Nail Habit and Help Your Nails Recover Beautifully Nov. 20, 2019

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For years, I was on the fake acrylic nails bandwagon. From the first time I gave that manicure optio... Read More

How to Splurge on a Budget Nov. 12, 2019

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I got the biggest shock of my life the day I realized that living on a budget wasn't the straitjacke... Read More