Amy Fontinelle

Amy Fontinelle

Amy Fontinelle is a financial journalist and editor for a variety of websites, public policy organizations, and book publishers. She has written hundreds of published articles and blog posts on topics including budgeting, credit management, real estate and investing. Her articles have been featured on the homepage of Yahoo! and on Yahoo! Finance, Forbes.com, SFGate.com and numerous local news websites.Amy has also written definitions of several hundred financial terms for Investopedia's online dictionary as well as in-depth tutorials on budgeting, banking and home buying. In addition, Amy has extensive experience editing corporate documents, public policy papers and articles, scholarly books and finance articles.You can read more of Amy's personal finance articles at Two Pennies Earned, her own personal finance website, and learn more about Amy at amyfontinelle.com.

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  1. Credit & Loans

    How Bad Is My Credit Score?

    You've seen the number, but what does it mean? Here's how to assess your credit score and get to a better place if needed.
  2. Retirement

    Is Miami The Right Retirement City For You?

    Miami has all the attractions of big-city life – plus the beaches – but how good a retirement destination is it really? Here are the pros and cons.
  3. Entrepreneurship

    Key Differences Between Uber and Lyft

    A short article explaining the main differences between Uber and Lyft.
  4. Entrepreneurship

    Uber and Lyft Expansions: What They're Doing To Win The ...

    Uber and Lyft are each growing at a tremendous pace. Here are the most recent expansion efforts by both services and the benefits of each in these locales.
  5. Credit & Loans

    5 Things Debt Collectors Can't Do To You

    You may owe money, but you still have rights. There's a long list of things debt collectors are banned from doing to you. Know what's illegal.
  6. Credit & Loans

    How To Beat Off A Zombie Debt Collector

    Sounds like a bad horror movie, but it really could happen to you. Here's how to identify zombie debt and send collectors back to the dead-debt graveyard.
  7. Credit & Loans

    Inside Secrets Of The Debt Collection Business

    Understanding how the debt collection business works will give you a better chance of coming out ahead if you ever have to tangle with a collection agent.
  8. Credit & Loans

    How To Push Back Against A Debt Collector

    Debt collectors can be professional or nasty beyond belief. Here's how to fight back – and what your rights and obligations are if one contacts you.
  9. Trading Strategies

    How Good An Investment Is Life Insurance?

    Compared to other options, does it ever make sense to include cash-value life insurance in your investment portfolio? A look at the pros and cons.
  10. Retirement

    Retire? Me? Smart Strategies For Business Owners

    Retiring successfully if you're a small business owner requires both an exit strategy and a good retirement plan. Here's how to get started.
  11. Investing Basics

    Online Portfolio Management, DIY or Fee-Based Financial ...

    Should you use an online financial planning service, or do professional, fee-based financial planners justify their higher costs?
  12. Retirement

    Teachers: Get Schooled On Your Retirement Strategies

    If you're a teacher, you have unique circumstances when it comes to planning for a successful retirement. It's important to start informing yourself now.
  13. Retirement

    Freelancers Don't Have To Retire Broke

    Many freelancers worry, with good reason, that their retirement prospects are financially insecure. Plan early and you can minimize your fretting.
  14. Retirement

    The 5 Top Rules Of Thumb For Retirement Savings

    Follow these 5 strategies and set yourself up for a sane and comfortable retirement. Starting early is best, but it's never too late to help your future.
  15. Credit & Loans

    4 Debt-Busting AlternativesTo Balance Transfers

    Credit card balance transfers can help pay off debts – but they can cost you. Here are some other approaches worth checking out.
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