In part one of this wonderful conversation, Dr. Bob talks with
Mary Hunt, author of "Raising Financially Confident Kids" and
Founder & Editor of Debt Proof Living. The intimate story that Mary
shares about her own comeback from living a life of debt to the
successful life she leads today will keep you on the edge of your
seat. Friends, this is a must listen conversation that you don't
want to miss!
About Mary Hunt Founder and Editor Debt-Proof Living
With many years of successful entrepreneurial experience under
her belt, Mary Hunt felt ready to take public her credo, "Bringing
dignity to the art of living below your means." As creator and
editor of Debt-Proof Living, an interactive membership website and
a monthly newsletter that premiered in January 1992 (formerly
Cheapskate Monthly) to overwhelming success, Mary has combined her
expertise in business with a message that over-spenders and those
burdened with debt seem ready to hear.
After 22 years of continuous publication, Debt-Proof Living
continues to expand its consumer influence and subscriber base,
most notably through its electronic family of subscribers via its
Debuting in 1998, the website attracts more than 8 million hits a
month and features Mary’s constant theme of financial
responsibility, empowerment and hope.
In the fall of 2005 Mary joined the editorial team at Woman’s
Day magazine (20 million readers), as WD’s money guru and
contributing editor. Her column, Your Money, first appeared in the
January 2006 issue and continued each issue for the next five
Mary can also be seen every day in the inboxes of 45,000
subscribers to her blog and in hundreds of newspapers across the
country in her Everyday Cheapskate column. Syndicated through
Creator’s Syndicate, Mary's column features household tips,
money-saving strategies, reader questions and recipes.
Debuting in January 2003, Everyday Cheapskate has been
embraced by readers in every financial strata and enjoys a very
loyal following. The column has a daily readership of more than a
million who find it in their local mid-sized newspapers, and to
45,000 email subscribers who receive the column each morning in
In addition to her role as author, cheerleader and speaker,
Mary has repeatedly been asked by corporate America to expand her
scope and influence to consumers. She has served as consumer
spokesperson on several campaigns including those for Procter and
Gamble, Procter & Gamble, Microsoft, Quaker Bagged Cereals and MCI,
to name a few.
Mary has found success and satisfaction in her unique role of
bringing hope to many who are buried under the weight of consumer
debt through her newsletters, her public speaking and her
Mar is the author of 26 published books including best sellers
Debt-Proof Living and Raising Financially Confident Kids. Mary
continues her role to educate and equip consumers. "It's the money
you don't spend that ultimately gives you the freedom to live the
life you love!"
Prior to devoting herself full time to her writing and
speaking projects, Mary co-founded the highly regarded and very
profitable industrial real estate brokerage and property management
firm, Hunt Industrial Properties. Before handing over her portion
of the management reigns to her husband and co- founder, Harold
Hunt, her involvement in the sales, leasing and property management
of industrial and commercial real estate properties totaled over 15
years. In addition, Mary's professional associations also included
serving on the Board of Directors of the prestigious American
Industrial Real Estate Association.
Mary attended The Master's University, graduating with a
Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Performance. Hunt lives with her
husband in Northern Colorado.