MARY HUNT, award-winning and bestselling author, syndicated columnist and sought-after motivational speaker, has created a global platform that is making significant strides to help millions of men and women battle the epidemic impact of consumer debt. Mary is the founder of Debt-Proof Living, a highly regarded organization consisting of an interactive website, a monthly newsletter, daily email and hundreds of thousands of loyal followers. Now in its nineteenth year, DPL is more dedicated than ever to its mission to provide hope, help and realistic solutions for individuals who are committed to financially responsible and debt-free living.
She is the author of numerous books which have sold more than 1.3 million copies, including Debt-Proof Living, Debt-Proof Your Marriage, Live Your Life for Half the Price, Tiptionary, Debt-Proof the Holidays, and The Financially Confident Woman, which was awarded the prestigious Gold Medallion Award.
Her daily newspaper column, “Everyday Cheapskate” has been syndicated continuously since 2003, first by United Media, Inc., and most recently by Creators Syndicate, a half million each day through print, and nearly 100,000 via email, daily.
Mary has been the money editor for Woman’s Day magazine since 2003. Her “Your Money” column appears in every issue of the magazine, enjoying a readership of 20 million each month.
As a speaker, Mary travels extensively addressing women’s conferences, corporations, colleges, universities and churches across the countyr, and abroad. A frequent guest on radio and television, she has appeared on dozens of television shows including Dr. Phil, Good Morning America, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dateline, Maury Povich and The Phil Donahue Show. For three years Mary hosted a regular weekly segment on KNBC-TV in Los Angeles. Currently, she is the host of Mary Hunt’s Money Solutions, a weekly Internet radio show on the Woman’s Day Radio Network.
Prior to founding Debt-Proof Living, Mary was co-owner of Hunt Industrial Properties, located in Paramount, Calif. In her role as an industrial and commercial real estate specialist, she served on the board of the American Industrial Real Estate Association. Additionally, she has served as a director on the boards of non-profit organizations including Haven Ministries and the Long Beach International Film Festival.
Mary lives with her husband in Orange County, California.