Marilyn Lewis

I specialize in writing about personal finance, real estate and retirement. Talk with me at [email protected]

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17 of the Best Things to Do When You Retire

on September 28, 2022

You’ve waited all your life for this moment. Make the most of your retirement.

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9 Ways to Tell When Someone Is Lying to You

on September 26, 2022

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

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11 Signs That You Chose the Wrong Place to Retire

on September 26, 2022

Health and happiness in retirement rely on some key factors.

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9 Factors That Impact the Size of Your Social Security Check

on September 19, 2022

How much money will be in your Social Security retirement check and how much can you keep? For retirees, these are burning questions.

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10 Ways Seniors Can Save on Dental Care

on September 12, 2022

Medicare doesn’t usually cover dental care. Use these tips to protect your wallet and your teeth.

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7 of the Most Beautiful Places to Retire in America

on September 9, 2022

What’s your ideal retirement spot like? The chances are good that it looks like one of these stunning locales.

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Will Housing Prices Continue to Drop?

on September 9, 2022

The housing market changed this year. After 10 years of appreciation, the rapid growth of home prices is screeching to a halt.

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What Happened When I Canceled My Amazon Prime

on August 31, 2022

The membership didn’t offer me enough value to merit the cost. But there’s more to it than that.

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10 of the Cheapest Places to Live in Texas

on August 29, 2022

A lower cost of living, available jobs and a good quality of life are driving many people to move from other parts of the U.S. to Texas.

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12 Costly Mistakes Home Sellers Make

on August 26, 2022

Avoid these common pitfalls so you can get top dollar.

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10 Bad Money Habits That Are Robbing You Blind

on July 30, 2022

Here’s how to change those bad behaviors.

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7 Home Maintenance Mistakes You Need to Avoid

on July 29, 2022

These common missteps can lead to costly damage.

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32 Products You Should Always Buy Generic

on July 22, 2022

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

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18 Cheap Summer Upgrades That Improve Your Home and Life

on July 20, 2022

These easy projects let you spruce up your home and enjoy it more this season.

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10 Reasons You Spend So Much on Amazon

on July 12, 2022

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

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The Top 10 Reasons Americans Do Not Retire

on July 11, 2022

Money is important, but there are other popular reasons why workers stay in the workforce past age 65.

7 Common Home Renovation Mistakes to Avoid
7 Common Home Renovation Mistakes to Avoid

on July 7, 2022

Pros say these are among the biggest remodeling missteps homeowners make.

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7 Mistakes You Make When Washing Produce

on July 5, 2022

Here are the experts’ often-surprising answers to questions about produce safety.

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11 of the Worst Things to Buy at Aldi

on June 29, 2022

No retailer is perfect. Each has strengths and weaknesses, Aldi included.

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6 Things You Should Know About Buying a Home in Retirement

on June 10, 2022

A little knowledge helps you overcome key obstacles when buying new digs during your golden years.

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