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,, 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. 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

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  1. Personal Finance

    5 Assets Only The Ultra Rich Can Afford

    Yacht? Private jet? Not that unusual. If you’re rolling in the big bucks, you can buy something much more interesting.
  2. Term

    Strike Width

    The difference between the strike price of an option and the price of the underlying security
  3. Personal Finance

    Major League Baseball's Business Model & Strategy

    Major League Baseball is big business. Let's take a look at where the money comes from.
  4. Personal Finance

    The Purpose Of a FMLA Form

    Parsing the different types of paperwork that accompany a leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act.
  5. Retirement

    Top Countries For Rich Retirees

    If your dream is to retire abroad and you've amassed a substantial nest egg, consider one of these luxurious options.
  6. Term

    De Novo Judicial Review

    A standard of review that does not place weight on the previous court’s finding.
  7. Term

    Open Architecture

    The option offered by an investment firm to let its clients invest not just in that firm’s financial products, but also in competing firms’ financial products.
  8. Term

    Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS)

    A UK program that helps smaller, riskier companies to raise capital by giving their external shareholders federal tax relief.
  9. Term

    Portfolio Sale

    The sale of a large group of related financial assets in a single transaction.
  10. Term

    Bjerksund-Stensland Model

    A closed-form option pricing model used to calculate the price of an American option.
  11. Term


    The entity that establishes a trust. The settlor also goes by several other names: donor, grantor, trustor and trustmaker.
  12. Term

    Mandatory Distribution

    The amount an individual must withdraw from certain types of tax-advantaged retirement accounts each year in order to avoid tax penalties.
  13. Term


    A Spanish term for a factory located near the United States-Mexico border.
  14. Term

    Auto Enrollment Plan

    An employer’s decision to sign employees up to have a percentage of their paychecks automatically placed into a retirement savings and investment account.
  15. Term

    Backdoor Roth IRA

    A method that taxpayers can use to place retirement savings in a Roth IRA even if their income is higher than the maximum the IRS allows for regular Roth IRA contributions.
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