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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

Easy Ways to Get a Better Deal on Anything Mar. 05, 2020

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Not everyone is comfortable with asking for a better deal or for a lower rate. Or for a fee or penal... Read More

3-Day Coconut Cake Mar. 03, 2020

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What do Pat Benatar, George Foreman and I, your humble columnist, have in common? We share the same ... 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

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

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

Great Reader Tips: From Piles to Luxury Suite, Double-Duty Salads and More Feb. 04, 2020

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FROM PILES TO LUXURY SUITE My kitchen is pretty well organized, but a previous kitchen challenge fro... Read More

Healthy on a Budget Jan. 31, 2020

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With roughly 10% of the typical American paycheck spent on food, it's easy to assume that eating hea... Read More

Upside-Down in an SUV and More Jan. 29, 2020

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Dear Mary: After several years of trading our vehicles in and upgrading each time, we now have a big... Read More

How to Face Down Temptation and Win Jan. 28, 2020

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If you've ever stopped by Costco to pick up milk and walked out with a big-screen TV, you know first... 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

Great Reader Tips -- From Banana Storage to Paint Goofs and Lots More! Jan. 21, 2020

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DIY BANANA TREE A banana tree is a great invention that prevents bananas from bruising so they will ... Read More

10 Ways to Simplify Your Life Jan. 20, 2020

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I spent the better part of 2019 reorganizing and decluttering my home, something that forced me to s... Read More