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]

9 Ways to Tell When Someone Is Lying to You
9 Ways to Tell When Someone Is Lying to You

on March 2, 2021

There is no single way to know that you are dealing with a fibber. These clues, however, may be be tip-offs.

14 Money Terms to Learn So You Don’t Die Broke
14 Money Terms to Learn So You Don’t Die Broke

and on February 27, 2021

Want to outlive your money? Ignore these crucial financial concepts.

22 Cities Where Home Appreciation Is Spiking
22 Cities Where Home Appreciation Is Spiking

on February 26, 2021

The annual home value growth rate in these cities is over 10%.

8 Ways You Are Wrecking Your Major Appliances
8 Ways You Are Wrecking Your Major Appliances

on February 24, 2021

Some appliance failures are beyond our control, but plenty are self-inflicted.

Rent Prices Have Dropped in These 9 Formerly Hot Markets
Rent Prices Have Dropped in These 9 Formerly Hot Markets

on February 24, 2021

It’s not just home prices that have been affected significantly by the COVID-19 pandemic.

7 Social Security Rules Everyone Should Know by Now
7 Social Security Rules Everyone Should Know by Now

on February 19, 2021

Confusion over Social Security is a shame, considering how many of us will need this money badly.

10 Useless Purchases You Need to Stop Making
10 Useless Purchases You Need to Stop Making

on February 15, 2021

You might as well flush your money down the loo if you spend it on these things.

5 Simple Ways to Invest Your Retirement Savings
5 Simple Ways to Invest Your Retirement Savings

on February 9, 2021

Our futures depend on what we do today and tomorrow. Here’s how to get started and what to watch out for.

The 10 Most Popular Home Improvements Amid COVID-19
The 10 Most Popular Home Improvements Amid COVID-19

on February 6, 2021

Stuck at home, homeowners have been fluffing their nests.

10 Reasons You Spend So Much on Amazon
10 Reasons You Spend So Much on Amazon

on February 4, 2021

So many of us depend on this remarkable retailer. What’s the secret sauce that makes Amazon addictive?

3 Silver Linings of the Pandemic — and How to Make the Most of Them
3 Silver Linings of the Pandemic — and How to Make the Most of Them

on February 3, 2021

Use these upsides of COVID-19 to improve your life during this trying time.

10 Things Successful Retirees Do Differently
10 Things Successful Retirees Do Differently

on January 26, 2021

These habits and characteristics can help put you on the track to success.

9 Ways to Pull Together the Down Payment for a Home
9 Ways to Pull Together the Down Payment for a Home

on January 18, 2021

Where can you find a huge chunk of cash for a down payment? We have some suggestions.

Prepare to Pay More for These 31 Drugs in 2021
Prepare to Pay More for These 31 Drugs in 2021

on January 14, 2021

More than 700 prescription medications have seen price hikes so far this year. Here’s a look at the worst.

15 States Where Retirees Get the Most Social Security
15 States Where Retirees Get the Most Social Security

on December 18, 2020

Is your Social Security payment as much as that of retirees in these states?

8 Tips for Retiring Comfortably on Social Security Alone
8 Tips for Retiring Comfortably on Social Security Alone

on December 8, 2020

It’s never too early to start learning how to live well while living on less.

Could Medicare Help You Save on Expensive Asthma Inhalers?
Could Medicare Help You Save on Expensive Asthma Inhalers?

on December 2, 2020

Medicare offers a cheaper alternative to inhalers for some. Here’s how to find out if it works for you.

12 Money Moves Everyone Should Make in Their 50s
12 Money Moves Everyone Should Make in Their 50s

on December 1, 2020

Capitalize on your peak earning years by firming up plans and feathering the nest for a secure retirement.

7 Tips for Building an Emergency Food Supply
7 Tips for Building an Emergency Food Supply

on November 5, 2020

A pandemic or natural disaster could leave you reliant on your existing emergency food supply. Is your pantry well-prepared for emergencies? Knowing what to stock up on for emergencies can be a difficult task and we’re here to help.

8 Mistakes That Can Sabotage Your Retirement
8 Mistakes That Can Sabotage Your Retirement

on October 26, 2020

Prevent some of the worst financial blunders in retirement by taking action now.

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