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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Trampoline for the kids? Check your insurance first | Reuters

Trampoline for the kids? Check your insu...

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Small businesses put ex-cons to work | Reuters

Small businesses put ex-cons to work
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For gay couples, divorce equality is also a trial | Reuters

For gay couples, divorce equality is als...

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Considering divorce? Good reasons to wait for January

Going through a divorce during the holidays can be emotionally wrenching, which is why many people don't do it - they put it off until January....

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Splitsville? 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, California, and he would leave....

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CORRECTED-YOUR MONEY-Three things divorced parents need to know about college

Figuring out how to split childcare costswhen you're divorcing is not easy, but it can be like remedialmath compared to deciding who pays what for your children'scollege education....

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YOUR MONEY-Ohio is the place to buy, not rent, a home

When Kathleen Quinn andher husband recently moved from New York City to the Clevelandarea, they never even considered renting....

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U.S. expats find their money is no longer welcome at the bank

Imagine being excluded from the financial services industry because of your passport....

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Divorce in two countries is double the trouble

Think divorce in the United States is hard? Try ending your marriage in two countries at once....

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Where you can go wrong with a do-it-yourself will

It is possible to write a will all by yourself - type up on a piece of paper detailed instructions on the distribution of your worldly goods after your death, without the help of an attorney. But if you are planning anything complicated, this might have all the authority of...

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Shopping for electricity? More power to you

After Superstorm Sandy, many people are probably thinking that it would be nice to change their electricity supplier. But can you really save money and get better service that way?...

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Financing options open up for costly divorces

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 on for months, if not years....

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More men get alimony from their ex-wives

If Hugh McSharry's marriage had come to an end a generation ago, he might have felt uncomfortable accepting alimony....

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Managing your finances when you have ADHD

For years, Mike Lescelius, 54, a sound recording engineer in Murphysboro, Illinois, struggled with managing his money....

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YOUR MONEY-Divorce mistakes you can make by being too nice

Five years ago, Devon and Emily Reesedecided to divorce. There wasn't much discussion about savingtheir 10-year-old marriage: Devon had just come out of thecloset....