Everyday Cheapskate / Home & Consumer

Everyday Cheapskate: Groceries and the Dating Game

Dear Mary: Can you clarify expiration dates on food products? When it says "Sell By 8/01/14," does that mean it has to be used or just sold by that date? Others show a date of say 2/01/16 on canned or packaged goods. Does that mean you need to use...

Everyday Cheapskate: Five Rules to Build Wealth

At the tender age of 11, I made a solemn vow that when I grew up I was going to be rich. My plan was simple: Marry well.

I bless the day I married my husband, a man who is rich in character and unfailing love. I assumed his money would follow. ...

Everyday Cheapskate: Start Saving, Just Do It!

A recent column brought a flood of messages to my inbox, most of them with the same message that goes something like this: I want to save. I need to save. But I don't have any money to save! How can I even get started when I am so close to the ...