Marilyn Lewis

Marilyn Lewis, Writer

After a career in daily newspapers I moved to the world of online news in 2001. I specialize in writing about personal finance, real estate and retirement. I love how the Internet brings readers and writers together. Talk to me at [email protected]

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A Social Security Strategy That Pays Off Big for Couples

Even though Congress put an end to the popular “file and suspend” strategy for collecting Social Security, another approach remains to help many couples supersize their benefits — sometimes gaining tens of thousands of dollars.

Confessions of a Tax Procrastinator

There are a lot of reasons why some people just can’t file their taxes on time. Here’s why you don’t want to be one of them and four powerful reasons to get moving.