Wall St. Journal Retirement & Investing

How to vet a continuing care retirement community, June 10, 2024

Here’s a way to delay RMDs, February 1, 2024

New York Times Travel

Combating sensory overload: how zoos and museums are redefining inclusion, April 22, 2022

Chicago Tribune Travel

Folk schools want to be more inclusive. Here’s how the first one in Illinois plans to make it happen, March 7, 2023

Looking to buy a vacation rental? Thanks to soaring demand, your investment may pay for itself over time, July 3, 2022

Michigan’s blueberry coast is ripe for the picking, June 29, 2022

Roaring good time awaits at Indianapolis Children’s Museum newly expanded dinosaur exhibit, May 12, 2022

Take a weekend away in Indiana for a crafting paradise, August 18, 2021

Treehouses you can stay in are popping up around the Midwest for travelers with fairy-tale fantasies or childhood nostalgia April 1, 2021

Merry Prairie: 19th century Christmas in Indiana gets a health and safety update for 2020  November 8, 2020

With work and school remote, people are moving into Midwestern vacation homes full-time, September 4, 2020

From Nuremberg to Chicago, the Best Christmas Markets Thrive on Authenticity, Chicago Tribune, December 5, 2019

Like Airbnb-hotel hybrids, short-term rentals are setting up shop in Chicago  Chicago Tribune, July 15, 2019

Summer camp for adults: Learn a skill, make friends at these 5 MIdwest creative destinations– Chicago Tribune, April 23, 2019

Door County vs. Leelanau: Which Midwest peninsula is tops? (Hint: Depends on the category.) – Chicago Tribune June 24, 2018

Craftsmanship Quarterly

The Folk School Movement and ‘Slow Economics’ – January 21, 2022

Washington Post

Another pandemic summer, another battle for protection from the sun, June 8, 2021

Vacationers are flocking to treehouses, June 10, 2021

CNN Underscored

How to invest in farmland, July, 2024

A guide to buying rental property, May, 2024

How to invest in real estate, May 2024

The art of flipping houses, April 2024

What is ESG investing? February, 2024

How to roll a 401(k) over to an IRA, December, 2023

How to roll over your 401(k), December, 2023

Are CD’s safe? December, 2023

Are CD’s taxable? December, 2023

Fixed vs. index annuity, December, 2023

Taking a loan from a 401(k) November, 2023

How much does a financial advisor cost? November, 2023

What is a financial consultant? November, 2023


Picking an advisor who will stand the test of time, March, 2023

This package of stories that ran in November 2022 explored a major missed opportunity for financial advisory and investing employers. Financial advice is the midlife job that women want – but that don’t know exists ; Midcareer women benefit from the rise of the returnship ;   Find women where they are to win midlife talent 

Tribes Place Generational Wealth in Their Own Hands, January, 2023

Transparent gender data paves way for reaping gender-driven results, advocates say, January, 2023

Better Homes & Gardens

Will a Home Equity Loan Help or Hurt Your Finances? February 14, 2022

How Does Selling Your House to an Investor Work?  February 15, 2022

Real Simple

How to Bargain With Your Real Estate Agent on Their 6% Commission, January 11, 2022

Why It’s Time to Update Your Home Insurance, December 29, 2021


Next-gen family business that evolved from meat to alt, February, 2024

Sowing Seeds for the Future, October 2023


Evolution, not revolution – Sustainable chicken processing hatches, June 2024

Ripples in the water, March 2024

Workplaces find flexibility, October, 2023

Slow build: meatpackers invest in housing, December 2023


Wire Fraud: Are You the Weakest Link? May 2021

How the pandemic is changing tourist towns forever, February 2021

Investors turn their eyes to affordable housing opportunities, November, 2020

Women lead industry through haze of pandemic, August, 2020


Misled about a vacation? May, 2024

The sharing economy goes on vacation, January 2024

Happier family holidays, November 2023

Signs of our times, September 2023

Left behind: driving a car overseas, March 2023

Put gifts of love, not things, on wish list for older adults, December, 2022

Can travel make you healthier? September, 2022

Making museums and zoos accessible, August 2022

Travels with my seeing eye husband, June 2022

Children’s museums still lead the way to wonder, June, 2022

Is COVID-19 increasing your sun exposure? June, 2021

Smarter Travel

How much SPF Do You Need? June 2021

Charlotte Parent

Vacation Accommodations: House or Hotel? March 2019

Middle Market Growth magazine

Water and electricity are a safe mix in portfolios, March 2024

Private equity uncovers the money in money management, February 2024

Franchise Investors Unlock Revenue Beyond Royalties, September, 2023

Unpacking the performance of branded food companies, June 15, 2022

For Patient Investors, Distilleries and Breweries Offer a Shot at Growth – and an Easy Exit, March 2021

Zooming In: Pandemic Spotlights Emerging Targets for M&A, June 2020

Native American Investors Chart a New Path, March 2020

Thriving Through a Downturn, January 2020

Trading in Turmoil, November 2019

Smoky Mountain Living

Treehouses Offer Unique Lodging Experience, July 2020

Quilting Reflects Creative Culture, February 2020

55+ Living

Great girlfriends’ getaways, March 2024

Lake Winnipesaukee getaway, April 2023

Seasonal Steals and Deals October 2023

Cruise Control: Safely taking to rivers and high seas, January 2022

Brimfield Flea Market: Oh the treasures you will find, fall 2021

Living history museums offer safe summer travel, summer 2021

Travel Awaits

A Weekend Getaway in Milwaukee March 2019

Carolina Public Press

‘Baby chasers’ Changing Retirement Patterns, Headed for NC October 6, 2019

How Well is North Carolina Prepared for a Recession? September 30, 2019

NC Local Governments Try to Navigate Changing Golf Course Economics August 6, 2019

Bus & Motorcoach News

Recovering From Your Next Disaster Starts Now November 18, 2019

Bus Driver on the Lookout Rescues Trafficking Victim  August 26, 2019

Arthritis Today

Tips for crafting and making the most of smart appliances  Arthritis Today December 2018

Arthritis-Friendly Travel Tips for Outdoor Adventures, Arthritis Today blog, September 6, 2018

Artificial Knees Set off Airport Security  September 2018 Arthritis TSA 9-18049-compressed

Soak in the Joy of Travel, June 2018 Arthritis Today June ‘18045.compressed

Everyday Hacks June 2017 Arthritis Today

The Points Guy

Take your Kids to Afternoon Tea! April 2, 2019

Can Famiilies Store Bags at the AIrport?   March 31, 2019

Best Luggage for Kids Who Travel, December 21, 2018

Why You Can’t Reserve a Crib at at Hotel, December 18, 2018

Airlines May Get Safer with Child Sized Medications and Equipment October 24, 2018

The 7 Best Stocks to Buy Right Now January 7, 2019

EY magazine (for CPA firm EY)

Profile of McDonald’s chief financial officer, July 2018

Kevin Ozan_EY magazine July 2018 .compressed

AARP Bulletin –Work off tax levies – October 2023

AARP Bulletin – For South Carolina vets, a place to stay – July 2024

AARP Bulletin – Step into a more active lifestyle – April 2024

AARP Bulletin – Changes could provide tax relief – November 2023

AARP Bulletin –  As Financial Predators Modify Fraud Tactics, Potential Victims Need to Adapt as Well – April 2022

AARP Bulletin – Why Wisconsin Caregivers Need More Support – November 2021

AARP Bulletin – Stay Connected with Virtual Events – June 2021

AARP Bulletin – Advocates Not Stymied by Covid – April 2021

AARP Bulletin –Small Grants Launch Community Projects in Wisconsin – January 2021

AARP Bulletin – Bills Would Boost Aid for Family Caregivers in Wisconsin – November 2020

AARP Bulletin – Make Your Voices Heard for Change – Wisconsin June 2020 Story

AARP Bulletin – Wisconsin Considers New Retirement Options for Workers – January 2020

AARP Bulletin – Don’t Get Conned at Christmastime – November 2019  Holiday scams AARP Bulletin November 2019

AARP Bulletin – Building More-Liveable Cities –  AARP Bulletin Wisconsin September 2019

AARP Special Report – Addressing the Personal Sacrifices of Caregivers – June, 2019

AARP Bulletin – Events Warn About Popular Scams – June 2019

AARP Bulletin – Volunteers Prioritize Medicaid in  Budget Debate – April 2019

AARP Bulletin – Silver benefits AARP Bulletin January 2019

AARP Bulletin – Tax Breaks for Caregiving -November 2018

AARP Bulletin – Build a Nest Egg – September 2018 Need a Nest Egg? First, Make a Nest Sept. 2018

AARP Bulletin – Wisconsin Gearing up for Election – June 2018 AARP Bulletin June 2018 Wisconsin Gearing Up for a High-Stakes Election

AARP Bulletin – Preventing Senior Fraud – AARP Bulletin – FIghting Fraud — April 2017

AARP  Bulletin — Caregiving Policy — aarp-wisconsin-care-act-nov-2016

AARP Bulletin  — Dementia Toolkit Helps Caregivers

Chicago Tribune Business & Real Estate

Chicago Tribune, March 8, 2022 Investors are growing force in the residential real estate market, but how should sellers evaluate these offers?

Chicago Tribune, February 23, 2022 Today’s homesellers have to figure out how to handle amenities they added for the pandemic. It’s harder than it sounds.

Chicago Tribune, December 23, 2021 With contractors and repairmen in short supply, many homeowners are turning to do-it-yourself videos, with mixed results

Chicago Tribune, November 26, 2021, Despite an erratic supply of building materials and labor, home renovations are booming

Chicago Tribune, October 8, 2021 The days of “set it and forget it” homeowners insurance are in the past

Chicago Tribune, September 2, 2021 Property values are climbing but home equity loans are no longer in vogue. Here’s why.

Chicago Tribune, August 13, 2021 About to close on the sale of your home? Be aware that cybercriminals are lurking

Chicago Tribune, June 9, 2021, The pandemic has pushed more gatherings outdoors, boosting demand for backyard shade structures

Chicago Tribune, May 20, 2021, Home offices have become essential during the pandemic. But are they worth the investment?

Chicago Tribune, March 17, 2020  Buying a home in the gig economy

Chicago Tribune, December 17, 2019 Banking on home equity for retirement? Better check expenses

Chicago Tribune – Closing horrors include wire fraud – October 2019

Chicago Tribune, August 27, 2019, Your DIY home renovation may actually lower its value; here are ten things to know before you start the work

Chicago Tribune, August 13, 2019, When suburban golf courses close, residents and cities often clash over what to do with the land

Chicago Tribune, June 18, 2019, Chicago housing market hurdle: As baby boomer stay put, millennials struggle to find starter homes

Chicago Tribune, May 30, 2019 Buying or selling a home? A new lawsuit could change how much you pay the Realtor

Chicago Tribune, May 6, 2019 Moving is the worst; Chicago ‘concierge’ services aim to smooth the process

Chicago Tribune, March 27, 2019  No, You Don’t Need 20%: How Chicago Millennials are Buying Homes with Down Payment Assistance Programs

Chicago Tribune, February 13, 2019  Home Equity Could Pay for that New Kitchen, So Why Are Americans Slow to Borrow?

Chicago Tribune, January 7, 2019, Algorithm vs Appraiser: Estimating a home’s value is complicated

Chicago Tribune, December 18, 2018 Expectations vs reality: keep it cool when buying, selling or renovating

Chicago Tribune, November 13, 2018, Between snazzy apps and incomplete MLS listings, what homebuyers see isn’t always what they get

Chicago Tribune, July 9, 2018  Could blockchain technology transform homebuying in Cook County — and beyond_ – Chicago Tribune.compressed

Chicago Tribune 2-6-18 Here’s how to negotiate when buying a home.  

Or download the story: Chicago Tribune 2-7-18 Here’s how to negotiate when buying a home. (Spoiler alert: It’s not like on HGTV.) – Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune 11-1-17 Local investors partner up to take real estate plunge — and turn a profit – Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune 5-15-16 Say ‘yes’ to the dress and ‘no’ to the debt – Chicago Tribune Chicago Tribune 5-15-16 Wedding budget tips – Chicago Tribune

C200 Pioneering Execs – 7/30/2003

Square D profile – 11/8/99

Chicago Tribune Doll Devotion Annual Sale Of American Girl Dolls, Doll Furniture And Accessories Attracts A Zealous Crowd Of Shoppers | The Spokesman-Review – October 1995

Chief Investment Officer

June 2017- Chief Investment Officer- Litigation Investment-min– June, 2017, CIO

Due Diligence Is Not Corporate Wallpaper – April, 2017 CIO April 2017 Due Diligence is Not Corporate Wallpaper

Digital Privacy News

Venues want vaccinations. Audiences want privacy. July 5, 2021

New apps gauge worker moods, March 2021

Meeting planner see bounty in virtual events, January 2021

Apps spreading holiday cheer also send data to advertisers, December, 2020

Churches grapple with online giving, July 2020

Travel industry weighs privacy, safety in reopening policies, May 2020

Beer, Bratwurst, Blockchain July 24, 2018

The Weakest Link – Where Blockchains are Vulnerable – July 6, 2018

First Edition – Publica’s First Initial Coin Offering for Books Launches June 6, May 25, 2018, or download the story here: First Edition- Book ICO May 25, 2018

Unblocked: Women Working to Gain Influence in Cryptocurrency , May 1, 2018, or download the story here: Unblocked: Women Working to Gain Influence in Cryptocurrency | ThirtyK

Wanted: Messiah to Spread the Word on Cryptocurrencies, April 25, 2018, or download the story here: Wanted: Messiah to Spread the Word on Cryptocurrencies | ThirtyK

Blockchain Increasingly Looks Like a Solution to Identity Fraud, April 3, 2018, or download the story here: Blockchain Increasingly Looks Like a Solution to Identity Fraud | ThirtyK

Time for Companies to Connect with their CPA Firms about Blockchain’s Impact, March 15, 2018  Or download the story here: ThirtyK Time for Companies to Connect With Their CPA Firms About Blockchain’s Impact | ThirtyK

Fast Track to Skyrocketing Real Estate Prices: The New Public Transit Effect,, July 5, 2017

Craft Industry Alliance

Happiness, Delivered: Subscription Boxes Offer New Channel for Growing Revenues and Customers – February 13, 2018  Craft Industry Alliance Subscription Boxes Feb 2018

Modern Arts Patronage: How a New Era of Creatives are Asking Fans for Financial Wiggle Room – June 6, 2017 Craft Industry Alliance – June 2017 Modern Arts Patronage: How a New Era of Creatives are Asking Fans for Financial Wiggle Room – Craft Industry Alliance

Cultivating Museum Stores as Retail Outlets – – April 25, 2017 Selling Handmade Crafts in Museum Stores – Craft Industry Alliance

How to Vet Instructors — March 28, 2017 Best Practices for Vetting Craft Instructors – Craft Industry Alliance

SAGE Business Researcher

Women in Management – SAGE Business Researcher.compressed – October 2016

SAGE Women Still Lag in Tech Fields – SAGE Business Researcher – October 2016

Subaru’s Drive magazine

Subaru Drive – Main Stay Therapeutic Farm Helps Kids Find Little Triumphs – September 2015

Exceptional – the EY magazine

Pritzker profile – July 2015

American Quilt Retailer

Hiring Staff Who Will Grow With You – April 2015

Remodeling Magazine

2014 Fred Case Award Winner: Bill Simone | Remodeling | Award Winners  

July 2014

Creative Living

Setting Course — Spring 2011

Milwaukee magazine

Super Savers — January 2010

Sweet Spots – Milwaukee Magazine April 2009 – April 2009

Reader’s Digest

13 Things Your Home Remodeler Won’t Tell You — 7/2009

PINK Magazine

PINK’s Top 15 Women in Business: The Innovators — 3/2008

PINK’s Top Women Business Owners 2007 — Nov-Dec 2007

Inc. Magazine

How to Find Funds in a Credit Crunch: Hint: It Takes Persistence — 10/2008

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Playing for Peeps — 4/12/2009

Walking the Tightrope — 11/18/2007

Ornament Shop’s New Route to the Old World Bypasses China — 12/24/2006

Extra touches are nice but can topple a budget: Craftsmanship comes at a cost that may not be repaid — 11/26/2006

Finding right workers is a skill: Keeping craftsmen also a challenge — 11/26/2006

Opening the door to craftsmanship: Success of the project hinges on precise attention to detail — 11/26/2006


Entrepreneur – What Women Want | Business – February, 2004

Crain’s Chicago Business

Experience on Display – 1/26/98

Marketing News

Marketer, promote thyself  – 4/12/99

Ground Zero: Marketing, IT, battle over Web site control – 8/31/98

The Midas touch – Celebs try hand at building brands – 6/8/98

Advertising Age

Good Old DAD | American Demographics – AdAge/American Demographics – 6/1/99

Internet Retailer profile – 3/99