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In the modern-day supermarket, an apple is something that never disappears. No matter what time of year it is, there will be apples. But does …

In an article titled “What Do You Need to Be Happy?” I reported that, even though most people believe that greater wealth would make their liv…

Dear Mary: My father has been the victim of elder abuse. His sister, who was his caregiver, has charged $21,000 on his credit cards. We are tr…

Imagine ordinary food items, available in any supermarket, that are powerful enough to help you lower your cholesterol, reduce your risk of he…

Dear Mary: I read your column all the time and can’t thank you enough for all the helpful money-saving hints you print. My mom bought 20-year …

Dear Mary: You have a great column! I learn something new from it every day. My problem is finding a source to determine the value of furnitur…

My life changed radically about 28 years ago when I came clean about my relationship with money. I broke my self-imposed gag order and told th…

Planning to hit the road for some fun family times this fall? Travel has been severely curtailed over the past months, but as things open up n…

The next time you need cleaning supplies, take a trip to your pantry, not the store. You already have the ordinary basic household items requi…

Today, I have a bunch of tips for you. These are quick, wonderful ways to save time and money every day. I’m crazy about tips. Actually, I col…

Call me picky, but I prefer my greens to be those of the garden variety, not something growing on my cheese.Don’t you just hate when that happ…

Dear Mary: I’ve heard that if you regularly blow-dry your hair with an ordinary hair dryer set on high, you’ll never have head lice, because l…

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Dear Mary: How can I get the hard water marks off my glass shower doors? I’ve tried vinegar, and that helped some, but the marks remain. Thank…

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Have you ever wondered how retailers can possibly afford to offer the no-interest, no-payments, no-money down kind of deals you see advertised…

From time to time, I reach into the proverbial “Everyday Cheapskate” mailbag and pull out a few of your questions to answer here. My goal is t…

Dear Mary: How can a person finance her education without taking out loans? I need to get a master’s degree, as I have hit a ceiling, but I do…

My adult children are big on borrowing stuff from their parents. And, from time to time, they may fail (you know who you are, son) to mention …

This week, my supermarket has brand-name cake mixes on sale for $1 each, so I’ve stocked up. And just in the nick of time, here’s a clever tip…

Dear Mary: My wife and I are having a disagreement. I want to lease a new car now, because ours is old and paying for repairs is like flushing…

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Hydrogen peroxide is as harmless as it is powerful, and it’s so much more than just a household cleaner. It is nontoxic, safe, really cheap an…

If you have an outdoor barbecue grill with a cover, you can turn it into an outdoor oven. Why would you want to do that? To preclude the need …

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