Samantha Lile is a 2002 Missouri State University graduate of journalism and mass media. She has served as a reporter and editor for various newspapers throughout her journalism career. She recently made the leap into full-time freelance writing after working for a major financial institution since 2000.

Because of her strong banking background, Samantha is an expert in finance reporting, but is also strong in commentaries, personal profiles, youth studies, horticulture, history and entertainment-related works.

Samantha lives in Ozark, Mo. with her husband of nine years, three dogs and two cats.

Learn more about Samantha by visiting her Google+ profile below.

Born in Toronto, Canada, this baby boomer emigrated with his parents to Chicago, Illinois and eventually enjoyed the small town life of Wausau, Wisconsin.

Upon graduation from high school and one year of study at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, a 10 year commitment of service in the United States Navy was afforded which included many opportunities of education, life experience and travel.

After being honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy, I attended The Salvation Army School for Officer’s Training and was commissioned as an officer in The Salvation Army where I served in various communities throughout the western United States for a period of 12 years.

Following this life changing experience, the American Red Cross became a new arena of service for 10 years.

Currently, my vocation is once again with The Salvation Army where I serve in Northern California as a business coordinator.

Four lovely children and eight darling and grandchildren decorate the lives of my wife and I.

I am an avid Green Bay Packers fan, enjoy the game of hockey and love to write.

Thomas Young is a management consultant and an initial stage venture capital fund manager. He has worked with clients in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

Thomas writes about financial economics and policy when not advising clients. He has a Ph.D. in Business Economics and an undergraduate degree in Applied Physics.

His past experience includes work in the industrial chemicals industry, the biomedical industry, government, and, of course, the investment management industry.

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