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]

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.

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

on January 12, 2021

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

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

on December 29, 2020

Stuck at home, homeowners have been fluffing their nests.

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.

8 Major Retailers Closed for Thanksgiving This Year
8 Major Retailers Closed for Thanksgiving This Year

on October 24, 2020

More big chains are closing on the holiday to give employees a break and discourage crowding for public safety reasons.

8 Tips for Surviving a Volatile Stock Market
8 Tips for Surviving a Volatile Stock Market

on October 20, 2020

Uncertainty is scary. How do investors stay calm and avoid mistakes?

22 Mistakes That Send Energy Bills Soaring
22 Mistakes That Send Energy Bills Soaring

and on October 20, 2020

Implementing these fixes will save you cold, hard cash all year long.

7 Social Security Myths That Can Cost You in Retirement
7 Social Security Myths That Can Cost You in Retirement

on October 15, 2020

What many people think they know about collecting retirement benefits is just plain wrong.

The 11 Worst Home Renovations for the Money
The 11 Worst Home Renovations for the Money

on October 15, 2020

If you are considering one of these common home improvement projects, be sure you’ll enjoy it, because you probably can’t recover the cost.

6 Ways to Cut Your Medicare Costs
6 Ways to Cut Your Medicare Costs

on October 15, 2020

Do you qualify for any of these plans or programs that help pay for Medicare costs?

4 Pitfalls for First-Time Medicare Enrollees
4 Pitfalls for First-Time Medicare Enrollees

and on October 8, 2020

Medicare’s rules are exacting, and penalties can be stiff and sometimes permanent.

32 Products You Should Always Buy Generic
32 Products You Should Always Buy Generic

on October 7, 2020

These no-name products are at least as good as the branded competitors — and nearly always cheaper.

7 Tips for Buying a Great Mattress at the Right Price
7 Tips for Buying a Great Mattress at the Right Price

on September 24, 2020

We help you navigate the options and find the best mattress for a good night’s sleep.

10 Easy Ways to Raise Holiday Shopping Cash
10 Easy Ways to Raise Holiday Shopping Cash

on September 24, 2020

Save hundreds of dollars for gifts between now and the holidays with these simple ideas.

13 High-Paying Jobs You Can Do From Home
13 High-Paying Jobs You Can Do From Home

on September 23, 2020

Looking for work you can do from the comfort of your home? These fields command good pay.

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