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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Geoff Williams Recent Articles - DailyFinance.com

Geoff Williams Recent Articles - DailyFinance.com

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How to Help Your Aging Parents When Money Is Tight

Although you feel too strapped to help, you may have some options....

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5 Ways You’re Wasting Money

From extravagant weddings to cable television, some expenses will wreck your wallet....

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How to Avoid Repeating Last Year's Money Mistakes

Target’s data breach and other financial mishaps show that 2014 provided plenty of lessons for consumers....

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Why Buy When You Can Try? Unusual Things You Can Rent

You can test drive just about anything these days....

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Is Your Relationship Too Expensive?

Three key questions to ask yourself before cutting ties....

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6 Mistakes Consumers Make When Taking Out Loans

From thinking short term to overlooking the fine print, borrowers can really botch things up....

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What Happens If You Don't Pay Your Taxes?

Failing to file and pay Uncle Sam can result in hefty fees, mounting interest – and worse....

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Spring Clean Your Way Into Cash

With a little extra work, you can find dollars among your dust bunnies....

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How to Never Miss a Payment Again

Simple: Automate bills. Only it's not so simple....

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Some Do's and Don'ts of a Medicaid Spend Down

Is it time to consider this financial strategy?...

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Is It Time to Give Your Insurance Policies a Checkup?

You could be overpaying or underprotected if you're not regularly reviewing your policies....

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7 (Mostly Cheap) Ways to Remove Your Money Stress

Quashing income anxiety may require spending some cash, but it'll be money well-spent....

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Is It Finally Time to Get Rid of Your Landline?

There are pros and cons to cutting the cord....

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What to Consider Before Starting a Layaway Plan

If you're thinking of buying gifts on layaway, here are the pros and cons....