Freelance journalist and author

Some topics I write about include personal finance (i.e., credit cards, banking, budgets, buying a home), pets and small business (i.e., management, cash flow) and history (i.e., American, business).

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Ohio is the place to buy, not rent, a home - tribunedigital-chicagotribune

Ohio is the place to buy, not rent, a home - tribun...

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Articles about Alimony - tribunedigital-chicagotribune

More men get alimony from their ex-wives. Geoff Williams and Reuters | December 24, 2013. (Reuters) - If Hugh McSharry's marriage had come to an end a ......

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Snake's alive: Joe Maddon's lighter side

New Cubs manager Joe Maddon was renowned for keeping his Tampa Bay Rays teams loose, whether by organizing "themed" road trips in which all team personnel dressed in a particular style or costume, or by enlivening the clubhouse with a python and other unusual visitors. Here's sampling culled from......

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Three things divorced parents need to know about college

(Reuters) - Figuring out how to split childcare costs when you're divorcing is not easy, but it can be like remedial math compared to deciding who pays what for your children's college education.......

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Articles about Prenuptial Agreement - tribunedigital-chicagotribune

Geoff Williams and Reuters | November 27, 2013. NEW YORK (Reuters) - You could say Jennifer Fugo, 33, is part of a new prenup generation. She and her ......

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Marrying after 30? Open your heart - and wallet

NEW YORK (Reuters) - When Jessica Yingling and Christopher Mahoney get married this May, they will be footing the bill for their wedding. "It just seemed wrong to ask for or take money from our......

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How to untangle your insurance plans in divorce

NEW YORK (Reuters) - When Kristen Lash officially ended her marriage in March, she also gave up her insurance plans. And it was almost as complicated to divorce her health insurance as it was her......

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Your Money: Trashing your ex on Facebook may cost you

(The author is a Reuters contributor.) (Reuters) - The old maxim goes: If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all. For divorcing spouses, that may actually constitute legal advice in......

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What to consider when financing a second home

NEW YORK (Reuters) - If the American dream is to own a house, you know you've really arrived when you have two of them. In 2011, Allison and Doug Gumbs, of Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania, bought......

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YOUR MONEY-What can a divorce coach do for you?

By Geoff Williams Sept 19 (Reuters) - Getting unmarried is as time-consumingand detail-oriented as tying the knot in the first place, so ifyou were the type to hire a wedding planner, it's not a......

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How to divide property in a divorce

When Rick Buchler and his wife split up two years ago, they decided she would remain in their house near Stockton, Calif., and he would leave. The couple had no children, and Buchler's wife, a......

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Breaking up is hard to do, breaking prenup is harder

(Reuters) - Though it's relatively rare, there are ways to break a prenup. Agreements are just agreements, after all, says Paul Talbert, a matrimonial lawyer in New York. "The most common way is......

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Financing options open up for costly divorces

NEW YORK (Reuters) - When big dollars are at stake in a divorce settlement - a situation faced by billionaire oilman Harold Hamm after his headline-grabbing breakup - the litigation tends to drag......

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New trustees elected to Plainfield, incumbents hold on in Bolingbrook

Plainfield Village Board incumbent Bill Lamb appeared poised Tuesday night to retain his seat in what turned out to be a tight race for three trustee seats among six candidates....