Food & Recipes

Dump Chicken Gets Rave Reviews Plus 2 More Recipes!

About a year ago I was introduced to Dump Chicken and could not wait to share the idea and recipes

Tips

Secrets of a “Cereal” Saver

  Imagine that every time you walk into the supermarket you can be sure that your favorite pricey name-brand products

Home & Family

How to Bag the Cheap Seats this Summer

  Got plans for air travel this summer? Here are some handy tricks to land the cheapest fares possible. But

Mary's Perspective

What Do You Need to Be Happy?

In a University of Michigan survey, interviewers asked people what they believed would improve their quality of life. The answer

Food & Recipes

Muffins So Great They’re Insane!

  I love to bake, however baking has not always liked me. We’ve had our moments. It wasn’t until I

Dear Mary

Social Lending Benefits Borrowers and Investors

Dear Mary: My wife and I inherited a small printing business 40 years ago and have run it successfully ever

Tips

A Shred of Purpose for Phone Books

  Yesterday I found a surprise on the front porch—a dutifully-delivered telephone book, complete with Yellow Pages and the old

Food & Recipes

Homemade Hash Browns and Tater Tots

  Dear Mary: We grow our own potatoes but I find I still want to spend money at the supermarket

Dear Mary

How to Budget on a Rollercoaster Income

  Dear Mary: My husband has two jobs–he is an artist and a salesman. He earns commissions from both jobs

Mary's Perspective

The Power of Gratitude

  Recently, I challenged my readers to dump their negative thoughts, which can so easily lead to negative and destructive

Food & Recipes

Orange Chicken, Three Ways

  For years, I’ve been searching for the perfect recipe for one of my family’s favorite dishes, Orange Chicken. And

Dear Mary

Finding a Trustworthy Financial Advisor

  Dear Mary: I am a big fan of your column and love the tips and advice that you share

Tips

Cool Freezer Tip that Saves Time and Money

I had this great idea, years ago, to buy a ton of ground beef (OK, more like ten pounds) and

Clothing and Accessories, Home & Family, Shopping

The Art of Consignment Shopping

Everything I know about buying and selling clothes on consignment I owe to my friend Kathleen, a remarkably well-dressed woman.

Home & Family

8 Reasons I’m Hooked on Nok-Out

Nok-Out and I met quite by accident. In searching for ways my readers could deal with offensive odors, we found

Food & Recipes

Another Fabulous Double-Duty Dinner

I love the concept of a “double-duty dinner.” Basically, it’s a dinner that also yields a second meal for later

Dear Mary

Co-Sign a Loan? Never, Ever

Dear Mary: About ten years ago my daughter co-signed on an automobile loan for a friend. The “friend” skipped out