Food & Recipes

New Life for Leftover Rice

  Instead of pitching the last few cups of cooked rice from tonight’s dinner, try using it in different ways

Dear Mary

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

Tips

Get Prepared One Tip at a Time

  The idea of emergency preparedness is a good one. Every family needs some kind of plan in the event

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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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

Food & Recipes, Tips

Tips to Make Cooking Fun and Rewarding

  I remember my grandmother saying, “If we didn’t need food, we’d all be rich!” This may be true. But

Best Inexpensive, 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

Mary's Perspective

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

Food & Recipes

Three Easy Ways to Bake Potatoes

  Think you have nothing to fix for dinner? As long as you have a few potatoes in the pantry,

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

Tips

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

Best Inexpensive, Home & Family

A Robust Idea for Coffee Lovers

It all started when my friend Rosalie told me she’s going to start roasting her own coffee beans in her

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

Tips

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