I have spent 20 years interviewing thousands of people who’ve fallen for scams and ripoffs. I’ve interviewed hundreds of criminals,
I call it gift anxiety. It’s the uneasy feeling you get when you want to give a really nice graduation gift to
There’s just something satisfying about knowing how to make perfectly uniform meatballs, chocolate mousse, or baked potatoes in half the
Travel is not what it used to be. Having flown 1.5 million miles in the past 20 years, I’ve seen
A friend of mine is the comptroller of a small corporation. As such, she is required to handle all aspects
If you are one of the millions of consumers paying for TV and Internet service from a major telecom provider,
Dear Mary: I am recently married and my husband owes the IRS $23,000 in back taxes for tax year 2010.
NO MORE WEEDS. Some years ago we decided to set out 18 tomato plants and–wouldn’t you know it?–the area we
– If you’ve ever stood in the supermarket wondering if paying more for chicken that is free-range, antibiotic-free, no hormones
– A question I receive nearly every day goes something like this: I’m ready to take back control of my finances.
– Last week I had the perfect opportunity to test a tip sent in by reader: “Before you pay full
– I don’t really have a mail bag but it would be fun if I did. What I do have
– Wash it yourself. Don’t assume you have to send certain items to the dry cleaner—it pays to look at
It pretty much kills me to spend money to pay for things I know I can make myself for less.
– Some people think the word cheapskate is an insult. Not me. I enjoy being called a cheapskate. It reminds
– You’ve seen the little tubs of “spreadable butter” in the dairy case of your supermarket. In fact you may
– Dear Mary: Can you clarify expiration dates on food products? When it says “Sell By 8/01/14” does that mean
– I love to read my mail because so much of it contains great ideas and tips from my awesome
– With the price of beef skyrocketing, now more than ever, chicken is is becoming the backbone of the frugal
– At the tender age of 11, I made a solemn vow that when I grew up I was going