Home & Family, Money and Finances

You Need an Allowance

It used to be that when I felt broke, I used my stack of credit cards to chase away the

Best Inexpensive, Cleaning

Three Vacuum Cleaners I Use Almost Every Day

  If you have hard flooring, carpet and/or flat surfaces in your home, which just about covers every possibility—there are


13 More Super Creative Ways to Stretch a Buck

People often ask me what I miss most about California, since we have relocated to Colorado. Honestly, other than family

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Cleaning, Home & Family

Ask Me Anything: Insolvent Parents | Clean ‘n Feed Grimy Cabinets | FREE411

Dear Parents: Take stock of the way you are managing your finances and preparing for the future. The best gift

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How to Make Your Own Homemade Glass Cleaner and Why You Should

Happy Monday, Everybody! I hope you a great weekend 😊

Good news! If there’s one thing you confidently can stop

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Kids and Babies, Mary's Perspective, Money and Finances

Parents: Stop Taking Parent Loans for Your Kids’ College Education

You’re a parent and you are responsible to take care of your child financially, but also yourself. Taking on student loans

Home & Family, Repairs and Maintenance

9 Extremely Useful Home Repair Products to Fix Just About Anything

Maintenance and home repair are a never-ending reality for just about everyone but it doesn’t have to be painful or

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Cleaning, Home & Family, Kids and Babies

17 Ways to Use Baby Wipes That Don’t Require a Baby

Recently, in my never-ending quest to organize my home, I came across the  half-full case of baby wipes I’d purchased

Home & Family, Pets

A New Puppy? Woof!

Whether a new puppy makes your dreams come true or turns into a total nightmare could well depend on how


9 Amazing Ways to Use Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Soap to Make Your Own Cleaning Products

From time to time I hear from readers who have sensitivities or allergies to our beloved Blue Dawn. Is there

Food & Recipes, Outdoors and Garden

Got a Big Harvest? Can It!

Yesterday, Harold and I wandered around our little village’s local Farmer’s Market. I cannot tell you how soul-satisfying it was


Great Reader Tips: Dog Treats | Earring Fix | Recycled Vinegar | Pet Hair Magnet | DIY Deodorant | Copper Cleaner

I love the ingenuity of my readers, especially those who send me their tips. Just when I think I’ve heard

Home & Family

The Five Legal Documents Every Adult Must Have

It was quite possibly the longest day of my life. For more than six hours we sat in front of

Home & Family

My Hate-Love Relationship with a Cast Iron Skillet

I really don’t know where I got the thing. It may have been a wedding gift. What I know is

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Dear Mary

Ask Me Anything: Pay Down Debt or Invest? | Online Dating | Horrible Odor in Leather Couch

I love it when readers ask me questions. And believe me when I tell you the questions pour in and

Mary's Perspective

Crash Course for College Freshmen

All around the country, newly-minted high school graduates are heading off to college. They’ll be taking a lot of things

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The Best Fresh Corn Tricks Ever Plus More Great Reader Tips!

Last week’s mail certainly proved my theory that we have the best expert community going on here at Everyday Cheapskate.

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Money and Finances, Shopping

11 Money Savers That Will Pay for Themselves Over and Again

I have to admit to being a bit of a gadget freak. I’m drawn to tools and devices that do
Clothing and Accessories, Money and Finances, Shopping

Extreme Bargain Hunting: The Best Time to Save on Everything

Over the years, I have learned an important lesson about getting the best deals on just about everything. Extreme bargain hunters

Mary's Perspective

The One Thing I Need to Keep Going

Encouragement. For me it is a basic need or perhaps a character flaw, I’m not quite sure. All I know

Food & Recipes

Peaches—Tips, Tricks and Recipes, Too

And just like that, it’s August and peach season. That’s a big deal where I live in northern Colorado. We love