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You Can Have the Things You Love Jun. 24, 2021

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Frugality. It's a word that, for many people, screams deprivation and even poverty. I get letters fr... Read More

A Foolproof Plan for Saving $10,000 Jun. 22, 2021

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The most important thing you can do to make your personal economy strong is to have an umbrella R... Read More

The Frugal Lifestyle Jun. 16, 2021

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I'll admit I used to think frugality was a distasteful lifestyle forced upon the poor. I believed it... Read More

At-Home Adventures Jun. 14, 2021

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Are you feeling jittery about taking a family vacation this summer? You're not alone. Whether it's y... Read More

Saving by Choice, Not by Chance Jun. 07, 2021

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A question that I answered in a previous column brought a small avalanche of mail, mostly from reade... Read More

Co-Sign a Loan? Never, Ever Jun. 03, 2021

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Dear Mary: About 10 years ago, my daughter co-signed on an automobile loan for a friend. The "friend... Read More

A Couple's Guide to Common Money Myths May. 27, 2021

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The wedding was beautiful and fulfilled your fondest dreams. But it's over, and now it's time to set... Read More

A Quick and Easy Way to Slash the High Cost of Groceries May. 12, 2021

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Have you noticed? The cost of everything is climbing, and not just a little bit. Lumber prices are u... Read More

An Easy Way to Stop Money Dribbling May. 10, 2021

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Most of us think of spending money in the least painful terms. I suppose that's only natural. If we ... Read More

You Need a Freedom Account May. 04, 2021

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If I asked you to deduct your monthly expenses from your monthly income, I have a feeling you'd look... Read More

Debt and That Squished Feeling Apr. 26, 2021

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Dear Mary: We would like to enlarge our small two-bedroom bungalow. Our kids are reaching the teen y... Read More

Use Your Tax Refund to Make Your Life Better Apr. 22, 2021

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Discovering that you'll be getting a tax refund is certainly not the worst news you've had in your l... Read More

Must-Follow Steps When You're Out of a Job Apr. 21, 2021

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These days, it's practically inevitable that you or someone close to you will face a period of unemp... Read More

Feeling Rich and Living It Up Apr. 15, 2021

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Dear Mary: My husband and I have been out of debt for approximately five years. It's great. The prob... Read More

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

What Is a Grace Period, and How Does It Work? Mar. 17, 2021

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Dear Mary: Is there a law that says how long the grace period must be? (And if you don't mind, exact... Read More

Interest: A Great Mystery of Life, and More Q's From My Readers Mar. 11, 2021

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Dear Mary: I am university-educated and have an advanced degree in the arts. This is really embarras... Read More

Saving: An Acquired Addiction Mar. 09, 2021

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As personality traits go, "compulsive" and "addictive" are not generally considered all that terrifi... Read More

Skimming Funds From a Partnership is Never OK Mar. 04, 2021

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Dear Mary: My wife has always insisted on balancing our joint checkbook, and recently, I found out w... Read More

The Inside Buzz on Batteries Feb. 17, 2021

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Little things mean a lot — like the two words "batteries included." Just knowing they're in th... Read More