Food & Recipes

New Life for Leftover Rice

Updated 9-20-19 Instead of pitching the last few cups of cooked rice from tonight’s dinner, try using it in different

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Mortgage Lender Calling Every Hour All Day Long!

  Dear Mary: We are one month behind on our mortgage payments and plan to catch up this month. We

Food & Recipes, Home & Family

Don’t Be Scared, Be Prepared

  If there is one thing most people take for granted it is food. US supermarkets are always well-stocked and

Mary's Perspective

So, You’re Getting a Tax Refund!

  Discovering that you’ll be getting a tax refund is certainly not the worst news you’ve had in your life.

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Food & Recipes

No-Fail Moist and Tender Chicken Breasts

  They’re convenient and, we’re told, more healthy. But there are few things quite as boring or more difficult to

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Help Available for Family Going Through a Difficult Time

  Dear Mary: I have been a fan for more than 15 years. Thanks to following your advice over the

Home & Family

Chromebook: Inexpensive and Awesome

  You may recall a few months ago I wrote about the new inexpensive laptop computer series that is sweeping

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Give Yourself a Promotion

  Worried about layoffs? You’re not alone. About six-in-ten Americans worry that they will lose their jobs due to the

Mary's Perspective, Shopping

Signs You Might Be a Shopaholic

  You can own 85 pairs of shoes 100 DVDs and not suffer from shopaholism. The test, experts say, is


11 Simple Strategies for Smart Living

  TOY BUCKET. Use a large plastic bucket to store children’s plastic toys. Drill several drainage holes in the bottom

Clothing and Accessories, Mary's Perspective

7 Easy Ways to Slash the Cost of Clothing

  Clothing is not optional, but spending a lot of money on it is, says author Gregory Karp in his

Food & Recipes

Bring on the Onions!

  So what’s cheap, intense, uniquely delicious and hardly ever considered a main dish? Quite possibly the title of this

Dear Mary, Money and Finances

Where to Keep Money for Mom?

Dear Mary: My sisters and I have $10,000 we would like to invest to cover our mother’s funeral expenses when


Another Way to Use a Bundt Pan

  Today’s first great reader tip makes me laugh. Imagine a chicken standing to attention in a Bundt pan. This

Home & Family

13 New Uses for an Old Credit Card

  Before you cut up an expired credit card—or toss that silly fake one you got as junk mail—consider all

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Get Financially Confident Starting Now

  For a good deal of my life, I lived under a dark cloud of fear that I would end