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Auto, home and health insurance are the classic risk backstops of a sound financial plan. Learn more about auto, home and health insurance at Bankrate.com.
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Health insurance in America is changing as a result of Obamacare. Learn more about health insurance and find the best coverage for your family at Bankrate.com.
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Forget fitness wearables, Snapshot car monitors and aerial drones; what are we going to do about health hacking? 
Technology is changing the rules for health, auto and home insurance. Find the best mix of auto, home and health coverage for your family at Bankrate.com today!
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A stroll through the lobby of any given destination hotel between Tucson and Thailand may transport you back to America circa 1950, when furniture design, and frankly not much else, was at its artistic peak. Fashion, music, film, literature – and above all, hair styles – in those post-war years ...
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What's it like to be an insurance claims adjuster? We asked Scott Congiusti, assistant vice president of claims for HUB International insurance brokerage, to take us behind the scenes of his job.
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Don't make the mistake of thinking your life insurance coverage through work is all you need. You need coverage when you reach middle age.
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Liability and workers' compensation insurance meet the claims needs of accident victims. Learn more about liability insurance and workers' comp at Bankrate.com.
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Versatile feature writer who mixes humor and human interest into a wide variety of topics
Employment
  • ABC Group
    Owner, 1997 - present
    Self-employed feature writer and blogger
  • BookPage
    Contributor, 2001 - present
    Author interviewer for BookPage, America's Book Review
  • CreditCards.com
    Contributor, 2007 - present
    Feature writer for consumer-oriented credit card website
  • SpareFoot/SelfStorage
    Contributor, 2014 - present
    Feature writer to SpareFoot and SelfStorage news/feature websites
  • Elite Meetings International
    Feature writer - blogger, 2004 - present
    Feature writer for Elite Meetings Gold and Platinum; blogger for Meet Well blog
  • Chevrolet Motor Company
    Contributor, 2015 - present
    Contributor to New Roads magazine
  • Bankrate
    Contributing Editor, 1998 - present
    Feature writer, blogger, humor columnist ("Bank Shots")
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I am an award-winning professional writer and editor with an international client list that includes major print and online journalism media, Fortune 100 companies, professional firms, and visual and recording artists.
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Numerous SPJ, SABEW, IABC, Forbes Best of Web and Music City News Songwriting awards
Education
  • University of Colorado at Boulder
    B.S. Honors (Journalism)
  • Johnson Journalism Scholar
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Bigger Push Toward Electronic Health Records | Bankrate.com
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Health care reform started an effort to expand electronic health records. Why should you care about how your doctor keeps records?

Survivorship Life Insurance: Its Heir Care | Bankrate.com
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Survivorship, or second-to-die, life insurance is geared toward paying a couple's estate taxes.

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By the time Jerry Eeten's screenwriting career took off with the new Jason Bateman-Melissa McCarthy movie, he'd already left Hollywood to fa

5 Health Care Reform Changes Coming In 2013 | Bankrate.com
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What's in store for 2013? More money for doctors and kid care are coming as part of the Obamacare health care reform law.

Health Care Reform You Can Expect In 2012 | Bankrate.com
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Major health care reform will roll out this year as part of the Affordable Care Act.

Q&A with Hill Harper, 'CSI: NY' actor, author of 'The We...
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Study: Credit cards carry germs such as MRSA
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Want to cut back on car insurance but don't know where? Our guide ranks coverage based on need.