William J. (Bill) Lynott

Freelance Writer

William J. (Bill) Lynott is a freelance writer whose work appears regularly in leading trade publications and newspapers, as well as consumer magazines including Reader’s Digest and Family Circle. You can reach Lynott at blynott@comcast.net.

Avoid These Six Mistakes to Improve Investment Odds

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Credit or Debit: What’s the Difference?

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Eight Personal Finance Mistakes to Avoid

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Retirement: Don’t Outlive Your Money

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

Setting Dollars Aside for Healthcare

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Protecting Against Disability

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Breaking Down Brokers

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Set Investing Odds in Your Favor

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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

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Consolidating Defined Benefit Plans

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

Avoid These Money Mistakes

CHICAGO — Smart people make dumb mistakes, especially when it comes to...

Choosing the Right Financial Adviser

CHICAGO — The gut-wrenching volatility in the stock market over the past...

Target Date Retirement Funds

CHICAGO — The growing number of options for the right approach to...

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