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How Credit Inquiries and Cosigning Can Affect Credit Score

Dear Mary: My son is looking for an apartment near his new job in order to avoid a

Cheap Ways to Fly, Stay Cool and Clean Up, Too!

Mostly, what I know about every way imaginable way to save time and money I’ve learned  1) out of sheer desperation or

Super Inexpensive Chromebook Laptop Gets Another Rave Review Plus More Reader Feedback

Somedays I stare at my email inbox the way a meteorologist stares at a barometer. While the meteorologist counts on

Humidity—Not too High Not Too Low, But Just Right

Humidity is a popular topic among friends and neighbors here where I live in northern Colorado. It’s like we have

Help! My Shark Vacuum is Acting Awkward and Stubborn

Did you hear about the shark incident in Florida? A young woman was bitten last Sunday and

Get Pesky Rabbits Out of the Garden

DEAR MARY: Love your column! Now that it is spring, it is time to put out beautiful young

Extremely Offensive Odors and How to Deal with Them

Many years ago, Nok-Out and I met completely by accident. We found one another in my desperate search for ways

Can’t Remove the Carpet Stain? Cut it Out!

DEAR MARY: How can I fix carpet that has bleach spots on it? I tried using fabric pens

Got a Carpet Stain? Twist it Out!

DEAR MARY: Is there anything that will take Crystal Light fruit punch stain out of beige carpeting? It has

Slipcovers Can Be a Bear to Keep Clean

I have the most prolific mailbox in the universe—I’m sure of it. Just today I was responding to messages I

Immersion Therapy for Mobile Phone Droppers

A mid-west sewer authority did a study and came up with data suggesting that 19 percent of people admit to

Mix Up Your Own Vinegar, Donate the Hotel Toiletries

DEAR MARY: I’ve noticed that on the gallon jug of white vinegar it says “mixed with water to

Readers Want to Know the Best Inexpensive Appliances

DEAR MARY: What is the best refrigerator brand overall? We are ready to purchase a French-door style refrigerator

Got Books You No Longer Need or Want? Turn ‘Em Into Cash!

DEAR MARY: I have a lot of books I’d like to get rid of—mostly on the subject of

When it Comes to Paying Federal Student Loans, Do Not Assume Anything

There is no doubt that student loans can be troubling for the debt that they create for both students and

10 Things You Need to Know About Life Insurance

A couple of weeks ago I received a message from one of my readers that sent a chill down my

Sometimes You Need Magic to Remove Stubborn Stains

DEAR MARY: I can’t get the coffee stains out of the basket of my Mr. Coffee coffee maker, nor can

Some Smelly Situations Require Extra Toil and Patience

It is rare, but now and then I hear from a reader who is frustrated using one of my all-time

Scared and Learning the Hard Way

Recently, I received a heartbreaking letter from one of my readers, which resulted in back and forth messages. She’s given