Cleaning, Home & Family

Five Fabulous Homemade Products that Use the Power of Rubbing Alcohol

Isopropyl alcohol, commonly known as rubbing alcohol, is extremely useful around the house because it acts as both a solvent

Home & Family, Mary's Perspective, Money and Finances

Simplify: It’s the Easiest Way to Save Time and Money

When our lives get chaotic, we pay dearly in terms of time, money, and stress! There are hundreds of things

Home & Family, Mary's Life

My Journey Into the Dark Web

I got up very early on Groundhog Day so I could be among the first to know  Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction

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Home & Family

It’s a Smelly World Out There

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

Dear Mary, Home & Family

Ask Me Anything: Toilet Paper Pricing, Rust Spots on Linens, Rusty Lettuce

Over the years I’ve received thousands of money-saving tips from readers—many of which I’ve shared in books, newsletters, and this

Home & Family, Mary's Perspective

Clean out Clutter to Improve the Quality of Your Life

What would you do if you actually had to use everything you own, including all that stuff in the drawers,

Gift Guides

A Procrastinator’s Guide to Saving Valentine’s Day

Friends. This is Friday. Valentine’s Day is Wednesday. I know, I can’t believe it either. Before you start to stress,

Mary's Perspective

Ways to Say I Love You That Don’t Cost a Dime

Long ago in my stupid days, I went nuts with credit cards. I ran up a 6-figure debt over a

Concept of a home that is mortgaged to the hilt
Money and Finances

Everything You Need to Know About HEL

Thinking of dipping into your home’s equity? There are a few things you should know. There was a time, and

Best Inexpensive, Home & Family

Best Inexpensive™ Flannel Bed Sheets Plus How to Prevent Pilling

There are few things as comforting as slipping between super soft, cozy flannel sheets on a cold, winter night. But not

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Home & Family, Miscellaneous

8 Secrets of a Successful Garage Sale

Whether your goal is to purge your home of stuff you no longer need or you want to raise some

Food & Recipes, Home & Family

Turn Leftovers into Soup

Soup is a great frugal, potentially delicious meal that can successfully be made from leftovers. It’s a great way to

Dear Mary, Home & Family, Laundry

That Bed Sheet Pet Peeve Plus How to Soften Hard Water for Laundry

It may not show up in The Top Tens Biggest Pet Peeves (yes, there is such a thing), but getting