I don’t buy bagged double- or triple-wash salad in a bag but not be for the reasons you might assume. It’s not because I’m overly concerned that bacteria might make it through all that pre-washing in a chlorinated bath (although tests conducted by Consumer Reports did find bacteria that are common indicators of poor sanitation). Show me any […]
About Mary Hunt
Mary Hunt is the award-winning and bestselling author of more than 23 books, as well as a sought-after motivational speaker who helps men and women battle debt. She is founder and publisher of Debt-Proof Living, a highly regarded and popular consumer organization consisting of an interactive website, monthly newsletter and personal finance tools. She speaks widely on consumer finance topics and has appeared on shows such as The Today Show, Oprah, Good Morning America, Dr. Phil, Fox and Friends and Focus on the Family.
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Joining a group is one of the best ways to reduce stress. A church, athletic team, or support group—anything that gets you together with other people on a regular basis, can help make you younger. Nothing ages you like going through a major life event alone.
Next week, I am going to tell you about a major development here at Everyday Cheapskate. I’m so excited, I want to tell you right now, right here. But I’m practicing extreme discipline. What I can tell you is it will be an opportunity for you to join a group right here within our Everyday Cheapskate community. Totally free, no obligation; no hidden agenda, nothing like that. You can join and just observe, or become involved on any level that you desire. Your choice.
Are you intrigued? Good … that’s exactly why I’m teasing you now. I want you to be prepared, ready, waiting and watching.
In the meantime, I hope you will click through and read today’s post. And get excited!
See you there … Love, xo m
Getting organized is like dieting. Everyone knows how to do it—you clear out the clutter, cleverly organize what remains, and then maintain the results, right? Uh, not so fast.
For many of us knowing is not enough. It takes more than that …
You could have knocked me over with a feather as I was searching for ways to use my Instant Pot and locked eyeballs with—New York Cheesecake. What?! I can bake in this thing? Every day, it seems, I learn something new that I can do with this multi-cooker. But cheesecake? I had visions of throwing cheesecake […]
My Dear Readers … today rather than a blog post here is a brand new podcast episode. I have provided links for your trouble-free listening—on your computer, tablet, or phone. Plus FAQs if you’re unsure of the how, where and why’s of Podcasts!
Because it’s my Birthday this week, I’m going to boldly ask you for for a kind of gift! Would you listen to this NEW Episode and then subscribe, too so you don’t miss any future episodes? That would be so awesome, and I thank you in advance!
I can’t wait for you to hear this episode! I’m pretty sure you will enjoy it.
I am having a ball learning the whole world of podcasting. As a kid, I dreamed of one day having my own radio show. While that never happened, this podcast is certainly fulfilling that dream for me. And we’ve got big plans for the future. Knowing you’re with me, eans a lot, so huge thanks!
I’ll meet you there … Love, xo m 🎂
You should see the big wad of lint I just plucked from the trap of my clothes dryer. Ack! Where does all of that come from? I know I emptied all pockets and I’m certain I did not wash a bag of pillow stuffing.
I’ll tell you what it is, and I am not happy about this: It’s visual proof the dryer is killing my clothes. Those fibers were neatly woven into these clothes, towels, and sheets only 30 minutes ago.
For all the convenience a clothes dryer offers, it may come at the price of having to replace clothes, linens and other washables much too often.
So what’s the solution? You’re about to discover that in today’s post! See you there … Love, m xo
It was shocking for me to read in the Report of Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households in 2018 that 47% of Americans would experience significant financial distress in order to handle a $400 emergency.
I know how easy to think we are saving money by buying things on sale, turning down the heat, making our own cleaning products, and other ways we can think of to spend less. Heck, we congratulate ourselves on doing that, right?
Unless you are diligent to take the difference between the regular price and the sale price—or the amount you didn’t spend on your living expenses last month—and actually deposit that into a savings account, are you really saving money?
Nope. You’re just spending less. And you can “spend less” right through your entire paycheck.
While being careful to keep spending under control is admirable, it’s easy to fool yourself into believing that you’re a money-saving genius, when in truth you’re just spending all that you earn, wishing you made enough money to save some of it.
Getting started with actual savings—and by that, I mean money that is put away in a safe place—can be difficult if you have a spending habit, a small budget, or some of each. The secret is to start small—and then stick with it.
Join me at the post because I have some super ideas for how you can get started—or save even more this year!
See you there … Love, xo m
Celebrate? With all that’s going on in our lives, the nation—the world?
With all the challenges you’re facing right now, you may be thinking that’s the last thing you’ll be doing now, or anytime soon. Let me encourage you to think again. Please!
Now, of all times, we need to celebrate wherever and whenever possible—for six very important reasons.
Today, I celebrate YOU! You mean the world to me and I think you’re awesome! Love, m xo