William J. (Bill) Lynott

Freelance Writer

William J. Lynott is a veteran freelance writer specializing in business management as well as personal and business finance.

Evidence Points to Staying Pat During Market Corrections

CHICAGO — Why do so many of us do it? Perhaps it’s because our brains are...

Seven Unfortunate Investing Mistakes to Avoid

CHICAGO — Despite all that has been written over the years about avoiding...

Investments Built to Defer Annual Tax Bite

CHICAGO — If you invest in mutual funds, chances are that you’re well...

Avoid These Six Mistakes to Improve Investment Odds

CHICAGO — In more than 40 years of investing and writing about investing,...

Credit or Debit: What’s the Difference?

CHICAGO — Many years ago, making a purchase at a retail store was a simple...

Eight Personal Finance Mistakes to Avoid

CHICAGO — In days gone by, managing your personal financial affairs was...

Retirement: Don’t Outlive Your Money

CHICAGO — “Retirement” has a new meaning these days. For the fortunate...

Setting Dollars Aside for Healthcare

CHICAGO — If you’re like most businesspeople and professionals, you’re...

Protecting Against Disability

CHICAGO — A few years ago, the owner of a small landscaping business asked...

Breaking Down Brokers

CHICAGO — Lately, my e-mail from readers has been heavy with questions...

Set Investing Odds in Your Favor

CHICAGO — There is, of course, no magic formula for investing in the stock...

Does Your Investment Portfolio Include CDs?

CHICAGO — Despite their puny interest rates these days, bank CDs are, or...

Dividends to Depend On

CHICAGO — Managing money was much easier in your parents’ and...

The Perks of Relationship Banking

CHICAGO — Your bank would like you to keep as big a chunk of your cash...

Consolidating Defined Benefit Plans

CHICAGO — The more things change, the more they stay the same. So goes...

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