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Journalist Freelance writer Susan Ladika

Check out a selection of the stories I’ve written over the years:

2014

 

International Educator: Women and children first. March/April 2014

Insurance.com: It’s 2018. Your car knows you’re drunk. Feb. 6, 2014

Bankrate.com: Obamacare penalty for the uninsured: 8 questions. Jan. 17, 2014

CarInsurance.com: Teens may be too poor to drive. Jan. 10, 2014

 

2013

 

CarInsurance.com: Why a generation gave up on cars.  Dec. 2, 2013

CarInsurance.com: Who’s safer: Young driver or old? Nov. 19, 2013

Insurance.com: My health insurance company keeps calling me. Sept. 18, 2013

CreditCards.com: Don’t let a rental scam spoil your vacation. Sept. 6, 2013

International Educator: Stop traffic! September/October 2013

Edmunds.com: How to buy a car after bankruptcy. Aug. 20, 2013

Insurance.com: Can a drone bust you for speeding? July 29, 2013

Workforce: The responsible way. July 16, 2013

CreditCards.com: Pet wellness plans touted to spread out vet costs. June 29, 2013

Workforce: Nicotine screenings snuff out some employment offers at health care companies. April 30, 2013

International Educator: After the curtain. January/February 2013

 

2012

 

CarInsurance.com: Car insurance for snowbirds. Nov. 26, 2012

Insurance.com: While you were out: Insurance claims that arise while you’re away. Oct. 31, 2012

CreditCards.com: Study finds domestic violence, “coerced debt” often go together. Sept. 26, 2012

Workforce: Companies find fruitful results when hiring autistic workers. July 16, 2012

Workforce: Manufacturers go back to school to find new hires. April 3, 2012

Workforce: Whistling while you work. April 2, 2012

CreditCards.com: Tax ID theft skyrockets; thieves feasting on refund bonanza. March 26, 2012

CarInsurance.com: Florida insurance reform: Lower rates ahead? March 20, 2012

International Educator: Finding a home in higher education. January/February 201

 

2011

 

International Educator: Building a literate world. September/October 2011

Insure.com: The last message you’ll ever send: From behind the wheel? Aug. 10, 2011

Insurance.com: Strange reasons states may snatch your driver’s license. July 18, 2011

Insurance.com: Will a health condition kill your life insurance options? July 7, 2011

International Educator: Empowerment! July/August 2011

CreditCards.com: Medical marijuana sellers can’t take their 420 money to the bank. April 20, 2011

Bankrate.com: You’re never too old to land a new job. April 18, 2011

Workforce: Global turmoil tests ability to protect workers. April 7, 2011

Workforce: Some firms find that in-house clinics are just what the doctor ordered. March 20, 2011

CreditCards.com: After a disaster, frauds pose as charities to take your card info. March 18, 2011

 

2010

 

Insurance.com: Track your teen’s driving and cut car insurance costs. Dec. 27, 2010

FYI Magazine: Elmhurst’s Star in the Broadcast Booth. Fall 2010

CreditCards.com: Tips for minimizing danger of using an ATM card abroad. Aug. 25, 2010

Bankrate.com: Documents you need when disaster strikes. May 13, 2010

CreditCards.com: Credit card travel perks make them good travel partners. March 11, 2010

Bankrate.com: Screening a new home insurance company. Feb. 24, 2010

AAA World: 2 Days, 1 Night in Tampa, Florida. February 2010

Bankrate.com: Energy tax credits tempt homeowners. Jan. 20, 2010

International Educator: The unprivileged child. January/February 2010

 

2009

 

Bankrate.com: Green auto loans offer lower rates. Aug. 26, 2009

Think + Up: What’s Delaying Digital Health Records. June 29, 2009

PM Network: Right on Time—Project teams have to come up with a schedule and then stick to it.  June 2009

Think + Up: The Race to Commercialize Cellulosic Ethanol. May 30, 2009

Bankrate.com: Borrowing with Personal Lines of Credit. May 26, 2009

International Educator: Beyond Stereotypes in Education Abroad. March/April 2009

Think + Up: Fusion Advancing as Future Energy Source. March 31, 2009

HGTV’s FrontDoor.com: About Sarasota. Jan. 15, 2009

Toronto Star: Forget Football—Tampa offers super animal show. Jan. 10, 2009

 

2008

 

Forward: Staying Power—As Baby Boomers retire, a lot of institutional knowledge will go with them. Keeping them on the payroll might be the best option. November/December 2008.

Developer: Hurricane Proof—Gulf Coast Developers Look for Ways to Shore up Their Properties from Stormy Weather. Nov. 16, 2008

International Educator: Nursing Goes Global. November/December 2008.

Vancouver Sun: High over Albuquerque. Sept. 27, 2008

Rotarian: Bridging Generations—How your club can attract new age groups. September 2008

PM Network: New Turf—Project management is spreading into uncharted territories, winning over skeptics with big results. August 2008

St. Petersburg Times: Older Adults Face a Sobering Reality. June 24, 2008

HR Magazine: When Learning Lasts a Lifetime. May 2008

International Educator: East Africa—Limited resources, endless possibilities. March/April 2008

 

2007

 

Tampa Bay Business Journal: Homebuilders Focus on Efficiency. Nov. 2, 2007

International Educator: Promise of Peace. May/June 2007

Multifamily Executive: Reality Check—South Florida adjusts to life after condomania. April 2007

Forward: Across the Generational Divide—Baby boomer managers face a challenge adjusting to the work style of younger recruits. March/April 2007

PM Network: Lead the Way—Not everyone will be immediately sold on the wonders of adopting a more project-based culture. Show some leadership and they will come around. April 2007

Developer: Developing Story—Developer picks the commercial real estate trends to watch in 2007. Winter 2007

 

2006

 

St. Petersburg Times: Too Busy to Get Old—Baby Boomers and others of retirement age are finding new life as volunteers in a world of possibilities. Nov. 28, 2006

HR Magazine: Trouble on the Hiring Front. October 2006

HR Magazine: The Brain Race. April 2006

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: From Aromatic Market to Plate in Exotic Bali. Feb. 26, 2006

Tampa Bay Business Journal: A Neighborhood of Restoration. Feb. 10, 2006

 

2005

 

HR Magazine: Meth Madness. December 2005

San Francisco Chronicle: Bratislava Comes to Life—Slovakia’s lively capital emerges from post-Communist dreariness. Oct. 23, 2005

PM Network: More with Less—Managers must find ways to help projects and teams flourish even as resources diminish. March 2005

Science: DNA Helps Identify Missing in the Tsunami Zone. Jan. 28, 2005

 

2004

 

AmericanStyle: For Pete’s Sake—Once a haven for the older set, St. Petersburg is rejuvenating itself as a haven for the arts. December 2004

Workforce Management: A Delicate Balance: Business Needs and Employees’ Lives in Chaos. October 2004

Associated Press: Kittens Give New Life to Woman Who Shunned Public Because of Epilepsy.June 19, 2004

Freedom: Not for Sale—The fight to end the 21st century slave trade. Summer 2004

 

2003

 

PM Network: Treat Diversity as Your Asset for Uncommon Gains. November 2003

AmericanStyle: Holding Court—A visionary group of Florida artists brings new life to a dilapidated ’20s era neighborhood. Fall 2003

St. Petersburg Times: Bosnia’s Forensic Experts Offer Hope for Iraqi Families. July 13, 2003

St Petersburg Times: Croatian Charm—The seaside city of Split, where people live in an ancient palace, is reviving Croatia’s status as a tourist mecca. March 2, 2003

Town & Country: Sunshine Estates. January 2003

 

2002

 

Science: Salvaging Florida’s Orchids. May 10, 2002

Science: Disciplines Team up to Take the Pulse of Tampa Bay. Feb. 22, 2002

Miami Herald: Sarasota: Cultural Gem, Circus Setting. Feb. 17, 2002

Tampa Tribune: Cottage Community of Artists. Jan. 6, 2002

 

2001

 

San Francisco Chronicle: Redefining Women’s Work in Postwar Kosovo. Dec. 28, 2001

Associated Press: Forgotten Gypsies. Aug. 27, 2001

Science: Laying Ghosts to Rest in Bosnia. Aug. 24, 2001

Town & Country: Arts Complex. June 2001

Science: Tracing the Shadowy Origins of Nuclear Contraband. June 1, 2001

 

2000 and Earlier

 

Wall Street Journal-Europe: Old Meets New in Viennese Arts Center. Dec. 22-23, 2000

Houston Chronicle: Austria Hopes Compensation Plan Closes Dark Chapter—Country admits it can’t make up for Nazi slave laborers’ suffering. April 9, 2000

TWA Ambassador: Extremes – The Oldest Subway. February 2000

Wall Street Journal-Europe: Polo School Connects with Riding Fans. 1999

U.S. News & World Report: Europe’s Year of the Avalanche—White death claims 70 lives in the Alps. Feb. 28, 1999

Wall Street Journal Europe: Select Horses are Handpicked for Unique Stage Careers—Devoted staff groom famed Lipizzaners for ballet-style performance. April 28, 1997

The Economist: Magyar Malls. Nov. 9, 1996