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

    Maximize Your Chase Ultimate Rewards Points

    With more than one Chase card that gives Ultimate Rewards points, you can sometimes use the system to stretch your awards to be worth extra. Here's how.
  2. Term

    American Association Of Insurance Services (AAIS)

    An advisory organization founded in 1975 that develops insurance policy forms and loss experience rating information that property and casualty insurance companies use.
  3. Term

    Contingent Annuitant

    Someone designated by an annuitant to receive the annuitant’s payments when the annuitant passes away.
  4. Term

    Carbon-Paper Packets

    Multilayered slips that merchants used to manually process credit cards before dial-up card readers became widespread.
  5. Term

    Deadbeat

    A slang term for a credit card user who pays off his or her balance in full and on time every month.
  6. Term

    Comprehensive Personal Liability

    Comprehensive personal liability coverage will pay for covered losses if a third party claims bodily injury or property damage that the policyholder is found responsible for.
  7. Term

    Split Limits

    A provision of an insurance policy that states different maximum dollar amounts the insurer will pay for different components of a claim.
  8. Term

    Combined Single Limits

    A provision of an insurance policy that limits the coverage for all components of a claim to one dollar amount.
  9. Term

    All Risks Coverage

    Insurance coverage for any incident that an insurance policy doesn’t specifically exclude.
  10. Term

    Aggregate Limit Of Liability

    The most an insurer can be obligated to pay to an insured party during a specified period.
  11. Credit & Loans

    Review: Discover it Miles Card

    This rewards card could be one of the most generous yet. See if it makes sense for you.
  12. Credit & Loans

    Borrowing From LendUp: Better Than A Payday Loan?

    A new alternative to conventional payday loans is being offered in 16 states. How much better for consumers is LendUp really? Read on for details.
  13. Insurance

    Is Personal Legal Insurance A Good Deal?

    Some employers offer personal legal insurance as an opt-in benefit. Would it make sense for you?
  14. Insurance

    Is It Safe To Be Without Umbrella Insurance Today?

    At low cost, you can buy significant extra liability coverage in case you're sued due to an accident or other trouble. See it as bankruptcy protection.
  15. Brokers

    10 Brokers That Pay You To Open An Account

    Open an account with one of these brokers and you will get a bonus. Just be sure it's the right account for your needs.
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