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Shall I Save ... or Pay and Pay and Pay? Oct. 01, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

Dear Mary: I just received my income tax refund. At first, I thought of paying off a credit card bil... Read More

What Should You Do If Your Employer Suspends Your 401(k) Match? Sep. 16, 2020

Ask Carrie

Dear Carrie: My employer recently stopped offering a 401(k) match. I've always tried to contribute e... Read More

Are You Planning a Post-Pandemic Wedding? Aug. 19, 2020

Ask Carrie

Dear Carrie: My fiance and I were just starting to plan our wedding when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. ... Read More

Your Very Own Hedge Fund Jul. 30, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

Several years ago, when gas prices were at their highest in Los Angeles, I paid $4.26 a gallon ̵... Read More

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

Everyday Cheapskate

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

10 Practical Ways to Stretch Your Food Budget Jun. 16, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

If soaring food prices are getting you down, help is on the way! Here are some basic saving strategi... Read More

Get Financially Confident Starting Now Jun. 11, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

For a good deal of my life, I lived under a dark cloud of fear that I would end up financially desti... Read More

I'd Rather Have the Money, Bob Apr. 23, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

Did you see us? My husband and I were on TV with Bob Barker. Before you run to check Netflix or "Ame... Read More

Today's New Financial Reality: How to Get Through the Tough Times Apr. 15, 2020

Ask Carrie

Dear Readers: Today we often hear the phrase "extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures." ... Read More

When Batteries Are Just Faking It Mar. 31, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

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

Everyday Cheapskate

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

COVID-19 Could Be Deadly for American Small Business Mar. 19, 2020

Armstrong Williams

Over the last few weeks, the United States has been grappling with the challenges of the global coro... Read More

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

Everyday Cheapskate

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

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

Everyday Cheapskate

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

Everyday Cheapskate

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

Everyday Cheapskate

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

Everyday Cheapskate

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

Everyday Cheapskate

Dear Mary: I bought a car I can no longer afford. Thanks to your book, "Debt-Proof Living," I have m... Read More

One Potato, Two Potato, Three Potato, Four Feb. 06, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

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