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About Elizabeth Dunkel

Elizabeth Dunkel is a writer and novelist who recently moved back to the U.S. after living in Merida, Mexico for 25 years. She is the Creative Director of www.campliza.com, her personal blog about stylish, creative and meaningful living. “A thoughtful life is a luxurious life.” Elizabeth is the proud founder of the Merida English Library. As a Cambridge CELTA certified teacher of ESL, she considers herself not just a teacher but a dream maker. “Teaching English empowers people to reach their dreams.”
Latest Posts | By Elizabeth Dunkel
What Covid Quarantine Taught Me About Being Retired
2 weeks ago

What Covid Quarantine Taught Me About Being Retired

There were many good things that came out of my experience with my first, and I hope last, quarantine of my life. But given how current events are playing out, quarantine restrictions may float in and out of our lives for some time to come…
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Who Do You See When You Look in the Mirror? A Boomer’s Guide to Loving Your Face
1 month ago

Who Do You See When You Look in the Mirror? A Boomer’s Guide to Loving Your Face

Some time ago I wrote a light-hearted article offering tips to boomers on how to take selfies, seeing as it’s such a phenomenon. Granted, it’s a millennial phenom, which I don’t love all that much. But hey, times change and change is the only certain thing in life. Read More

I Took Control of My Financial Destiny in Retirement… You Can Too!
2 months ago

I Took Control of My Financial Destiny in Retirement… You Can Too!

For years I thought I had my finances and investments figured out. I had a financial advisor and felt well taken care of. I was grateful to have this smart man advise me and manage my investments for my retirement.
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An Interview with a Retired Millionaire: Living Better for Less in Retirement
3 months ago

An Interview with a Retired Millionaire: Living Better for Less in Retirement

Today, I wanted to share an interview I had with a millionaire who has just retired. I wanted us to see how she thinks, how she lives, what she does. I hope it gives you some perspective about your life, your retirement savings and your relationship to money. Read More

Confessions of a Lonely Woman: Overcoming Loneliness Starts with Yourself
4 months ago

Confessions of a Lonely Woman: Overcoming Loneliness Starts with Yourself

A lonely woman. Aren’t these powerful, dare I say, almost ugly words? Conjuring up someone pathetic, perhaps? Someone you probably don’t want to know? Read More

How to Use the Internet to Feel Like a Millionaire
4 months ago

How to Use the Internet to Feel Like a Millionaire

Who wants to be a millionaire? We all do. What does that mean? For me it means not worrying about money, doing what I want and enjoying the luxuries that life has to offer. Read More

How to Feel Like a Millionaire in Your Own Home: Luxe Looks on a Budget
5 months ago

How to Feel Like a Millionaire in Your Own Home: Luxe Looks on a Budget

I was going to title this piece, “How to Decorate Like a Millionaire,” but of course, there’s no one way a millionaire decorates! Look through the upscale shelter mags and I bet you’ll comment on the questionable taste in some of the most expensive homes featured. Read More

Taking Care of Your Skin Makes You Feel Like a Millionaire
6 months ago

Taking Care of Your Skin Makes You Feel Like a Millionaire

Until recently, I had sort of given up on my skin. I felt, well, I’m 60-plus, I have wrinkles and sun damage and nothing can make those go away. I did my usual: cleanser, toner, moisturizer, and didn’t give it much thought.
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Lobster or Chicken? How to Spend Your Money in Retirement
7 months ago

Lobster or Chicken? How to Spend Your Money in Retirement

I saw this as a little blurb in an AARP article: “When you eat out, do you order lobster or chicken?” I stopped cold. I order the chicken, of course. And now I’m annoyed with myself. Read More

Already Downsized? Learn How to Buy Without Adding Clutter to Your Life
7 months ago

Already Downsized? Learn How to Buy Without Adding Clutter to Your Life

If I read one more article about downsizing and decluttering, I think I’ll scream. At first it was refreshingly liberating, this KonMari method of asking, “Does this item bring me joy?” – yes, you’re in; no you’re out. Boom! Read More