Entries by Mary Hunt

Get Creative with Your Food Budget

I am excited to announce that our friends at eMeals are going to share some of their amazing recipes right here at Everyday Cheapskate! Beginning today, recipes from eMeals will appear in my Everyday Cheapskate column once a month. eMeals has been a wonderful friend to Debt-Proof Living and Everyday Cheapskate. I love eMeals. And […]

Raising Financially Confident Kids Has Arrived

I’m excited to write that my new book, Raising Financially Confident Kids, hits bookstores TODAY! It is book number 21 for me–and it’s being released in DPL’s 21st year. Wow! Some of you — my staff included — think I can keep this up. I’m thinking you may have more confidence in me than I have […]

Mary’s Kitchen Remodel – Part 2

Since my last post, the kitchen has been stripped bare. All cabinets, countertops, appliances, tile floor, lowered ceiling, insulation, HVAC ducts, lighting fixtures, plaster walls and the drywall beneath them have been laid to rest via six trips to the local “transfer station,” which is a fancy new term for a high-tech city dump. Honestly, […]

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Financially Confident Kids

The topic of kids and money has always been important to me, but these days it’s occupying the top spot in my mind. I am convinced that one of the greatest gifts parents can give their children is confidence―financial confidence. Kids who know how to make good financial decisions from a young age will have the […]

When the Invitation Says Potluck

In case you haven’t looked at your calendar lately, it’s potluck and picnic season. And if you’re anything like me, you want to take something wonderful to share, come home with an empty dish and requests for the recipe. Here are several ideas for potluck-friendly side dishes that are quick, easy and travel well. Even […]

Can Bad Credit Hurt My Career?

Dear Mary, At a recent job interview, I completed the application, which included a form asking for permission to obtain my credit report. I was hesitant to sign because I’ve fallen behind on a number of payments since I was laid off six months ago. Can my bad credit score hamper my chances of getting […]