Entries by Mary Hunt

Saving Time Gives Peace of Mind

Any time I can eliminate or lower my stress level when traveling, I’m a happy camper. I am always on the lookout for travel tips and tricks. Now I can’t wait for my next flight, so I can try Gary’s tip. Read on. ARRIVALS FOR DEPARTURES. I travel a lot and sometimes if I’m in […]


Know the Five Shopping Triggers

Don’t look now, but that man who just walked into the store behind you is not here to shop. He’s a shopping anthropologist. The store hired his employer to find out what makes you tick. Once they have this data, they’ll use it to improve their profit margins. He’s watching your every move, taking notes, […]


Upcycle This Cool Snack Container

Hello Everyone out there in DPL Land! I hope you’re having a great weekend, despite the sizzling weather conditions in a great deal of North America. In an act of gratitude for being blessed with paradise-like weather where I live (currently 70F with gentle breeze), I thought I’d show you a quick and easy way […]

Dump the Chicken

It’s called Dump Chicken. And it’s genius. Here’s why: You dump chicken pieces and your choice of sauce into a 1-gallon freezer bag and stick it in the freezer. When you’re ready to eat it, thaw it overnight in the refrigerator, dump it into a pan and bake it. That’s it! The following recipes can be […]

Readers Reinvent Uses for Products

For anyone who has had to deal with a child in pain, it can be a painful experience for everyone—regardless of the age of the child. That’s why as a parent—and now as a grandparent—I appreciate hints and tips that will help me be even more resourceful.

Is Credit Counseling for You?

If there’s one thing that makes many people go hmmmm, it’s the topic of credit counseling. Many people still confuse credit counseling—paying back all of what a borrower owes—with debt settlement and negotiating payoffs of 50 percent or less of what the borrower owes. Others assume incorrectly that credit counseling is the same as debt consolidation. […]

About This Word, Cheapskate..

We need to talk about this word “cheapskate.” It was in the original name of my newsletter, Cheapskate Monthly, and for the past eight years it’s appeared at the top of this column. Yet what the word means to me has come up only a couple of times, in the early days of the newsletter and […]