Entries by Mary Hunt

A Simple Tip to Get Better Gas Mileage

Have you ever offered a friendly piece of advice and instead of helping out you started a firestorm? I did and that’s what you can read about in today’s post.

You might laugh, but I guarantee you’ll learn a handy little tip you’ll not soon forget, one that will save you a few bucks at the same time.

See you there! Love, Mary xo


Super Reliable and Easy Way to the Compare Prices of Toilet Paper

Over the years I’ve received thousands of money-saving tips from readers—many of which I’ve shared in books, newsletters, and this column. And there are plenty that I’ve not shared for a variety of reasons, but mostly because they don’t work.

Some don’t work so poorly, they actually end up costing time and money, not saving anything. One of those useless tips still makes me laugh. Here’s one:

“Start with two empty toilet paper tubes and a new roll of 2-ply toilet tissue. Carefully separate the two layers of toilet tissue, re-rolling each of the layers onto an empty tube to create—ta-da!—two rolls of paper for the price of one.”

Not only does this take an unbelievable amount time, unless you own a toilet tissue rolling machine of some kind, the result is a ginormous, ridiculous mess of toilet tissue that is so thin, it takes at least twice as much to get the job done.

Don’t do that, OK? Instead, learn today’s simple trick for how to comparison shop for toilet tissue. See you there! Love, Mary 👍🏻❤️

How to Automate Your Finances

I once flew in a chartered jet, not exactly like a rockstar, but I did feel quite pampered. The flight was awesome, but I have to admit to momentarily freaking out when the pilot unbuckled, stood up, left his pilot seat, and came back to chat with his three passengers over snacks and sodas. While […]


How to Get Sparkle in a Vase, Cheap into Pest Control and Piddle Out of Carpet

The longer I live, the more convinced I am that for every household problem, there are at least two possible ways to deal with it: One that involves calling out the professionals and another do-it-yourself option that’s cheaper, better and maybe even faster! Think you can’t do your own pest control or carpet rescue? Read on and I think you just might be convinced otherwise …

See you there! Love, Mary xo 👍🏻