Marilyn Lewis

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]

19 Ways to Lower Your Utility Bills While Hunkered Down
19 Ways to Lower Your Utility Bills While Hunkered Down

, and on March 8, 2021

Wasted energy and water spell opportunities for saving money at a time when every penny counts.

15 Ways to Cut the Cost of Divorce
15 Ways to Cut the Cost of Divorce

on February 25, 2021

In addition to being emotionally draining, divorce can end up costing you a bundle.

10 Everyday Items You Once Could Buy for Less Than $1
10 Everyday Items You Once Could Buy for Less Than $1

on February 22, 2021

Nostalgia is fun, whether you remember the 1950s or just wish you did. Here is what it cost to live back then.

5 Reasons You Should Not Delay Retirement
5 Reasons You Should Not Delay Retirement

on February 18, 2021

Could you be waiting too long to quit working?

8 Things You Should Replace to Improve Your Life Today
8 Things You Should Replace to Improve Your Life Today

on February 8, 2021

Being frugal isn’t smart if you put off replacing these items.

8 Signs That It’s Time for You to Unretire
8 Signs That It’s Time for You to Unretire

on February 8, 2021

Not everyone is ready to quit working at 65. Some people need more. Here’s how to get it.

9 Things You Should Never Leave in a Car
9 Things You Should Never Leave in a Car

on January 23, 2021

Thinking of leaving these possessions in a car? Prepare for unexpected consequences.

10 Times You’re Right to Be a Cheapskate
10 Times You’re Right to Be a Cheapskate

on January 9, 2021

Clever shoppers can save money without sacrificing quality. Here is how to do it.

15 Painless Ways You Can Cut Costs in 2021
15 Painless Ways You Can Cut Costs in 2021

on January 1, 2021

Follow these tips to save, so you’ll have money for things that really matter.

7 Surprising Benefits of Staying Fit in Retirement
7 Surprising Benefits of Staying Fit in Retirement

on December 25, 2020

Improving your overall physical health is just one reason to stay active after 50.

7 Wild but True Inheritance Tales
7 Wild but True Inheritance Tales

on December 25, 2020

Ever daydream about coming into a sudden fortune? It happened to these folks.

7 Crucial Questions to Ask Before You Retire Abroad
7 Crucial Questions to Ask Before You Retire Abroad

on December 22, 2020

Make sure you know these things about the destination — and yourself — before moving.

7 Ways to Sabotage Your Job Search
7 Ways to Sabotage Your Job Search

on December 1, 2020

Don’t make a job search tougher by blundering into these mistakes.

11 ‘Disposable’ Items You Should Be Reusing
11 ‘Disposable’ Items You Should Be Reusing

on November 19, 2020

Are you throwing away money?

Never Put These 7 Things on Your Resume
Never Put These 7 Things on Your Resume

on November 16, 2020

When seeking a new job, what you don’t say can be important.

7 Reasons to Carry Mortgage Debt Into Retirement
7 Reasons to Carry Mortgage Debt Into Retirement

on November 12, 2020

It often makes financial sense to not pay off your mortgage before retiring.

7 Surprising Advantages of Downsizing as a Retiree
7 Surprising Advantages of Downsizing as a Retiree

on November 11, 2020

Downsizing your home offers many benefits, including some you may not have anticipated.

How to Avoid Being Surprised by 7 Nasty Expenses
How to Avoid Being Surprised by 7 Nasty Expenses

on October 26, 2020

Major expenses are difficult to predict, but there are ways to make sure you’re protected.

7 Surprising Features That Boost Your Home Value
7 Surprising Features That Boost Your Home Value

on October 14, 2020

You can add value to your home without hiring a contractor to do expensive renovations.

7 Times It Makes Sense to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early
7 Times It Makes Sense to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early

on October 12, 2020

Here are some good reasons to get rid of your biggest financial obligation.

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