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Maurie Backman, Contributor

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Maurie Backman has been writing about personal finance for years. A firm believer in educating readers without boring them, she aims to produce content that's interesting, engaging, and easy to understand. Sometimes, she'll even make the occasional joke. Maurie started out as a writer for Fool.com and joined The Ascent and Millionacres teams in 2019. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading, and reveling in the fact that her creative writing degree actually amounted to something.

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    2019

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    2019

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    2019

    5 Reasons Younger Americans Don't Think They'll Own Homes

    Homeownership isn’t a given, and a large percentage of younger Americans don’t think it’s for them.

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    2019

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    2019

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    2019

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    2019

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    2019

    Should I Buy This House? 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

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    2019

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