Author: Mary Fetzer

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Mary Fetzer is a professional freelance writer and editor. She has 10 years of experience writing articles, blog posts, and press releases for online publications and has covered an enormous range of topics ranging from personal finance and international trade to pregnancy and senior living. Mary has a business degree from Penn State and a tremendous passion for words (and good grammar). She lives with her two daughters in Central Pennsylvania. Check out Mary's work on Contently.

What do divorced Americans look like?

Divorce rates have enjoyed a recent downward trend, but a typical marriage still has just about a 50 percent chance of lasting. And it’s “one and done” for many divorced Americans, who have no intention of forging a new marriage (or relationship, for that matter) anytime soon.

How to ensure your charitable donations make a difference

“Ideally, a donor will spend time getting to know a charity before investing with a cash donation,” says Allison Durazzi, who’s spent most of her career in the nonprofit sector and teaches communications and social media to nonprofits. “Get on their mailing list, read their website, talk to other supporters, and listen to the clients they serve.”

The best apps for dating after divorce

Family law attorney Sandro Tuzzo founded Separate.us, an online divorce website, and encourages clients to engage in online dating while going through the divorce process. “We are finding that it helps people to move through the process faster, rather than dwell on the failed relationship.”

Are millennials better than boomers at staying married?

Depending on the year of birth, Americans fall into one of six living generations, each marked by an historic world or national event, and each has its own definition of the all-American family. In fact, one of the fundamental differences among the generations is how they view marriage and divorce.

Can your photo be published without your consent?

If you were in a public place—a shopping mall, a beach, an amusement park—when you were photographed, then you are probably out of luck in terms of invasion of privacy. But if your likeness is used commercially—say in an advertisement – without your permission, you may have grounds based on your right of publicity.

What happens to Trump’s lawsuits when he takes office?

Trump is not always on the receiving end of civil litigation. Displeased with its portrayal of him throughout his campaign, Trump has threatened to sue the New York Times and other media outlets for libel. Additionally, Trump’s businesses have filed suit against individuals in Washington, D.C. for backing out of real estate leases.