Amy Fontinelle

Amy Fontinelle

Amy Fontinelle is a writer, editor, and personal finance expert. Her clients include personal finance websites, financial institutions, public policy organizations, academic journals and professional economists. She has written hundreds of articles on budgeting, credit cards, mortgages, real estate, investing and other topics. In addition to Investopedia, her articles have been featured on the homepage of Yahoo! and on Yahoo! Finance, Forbes.com, SFGate.com, Bankrate and other websites. 

In addition to her personal finance articles, Amy writes business-to-business copy and composes ghostwritten and content marketing pieces. She polishes articles and papers written by economists, consultants and other professionals who need to communicate clearly and compellingly through their writing. She has also defined hundreds of financial terms for Investopedia's online dictionary and written in-depth tutorials on budgeting, banking, investing and home buying. Learn more about Amy at www.AmyFontinelle.com.

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  1. Budgeting & Savings

    I want to invest my emergency fund to earn interest. What is a relatively safe and liquid investment I can easily withdraw from if disaster struck?

    Be sure you put your emergency money where you'll be able to access it quickly, easily and without penalty.
  2. Retirement Living

    The Best Place to Retire Is Your Own Hometown

    Fantasies aside, most retirees wind up remaining in the same locale. Here's why that's a good thing.
  3. Social Security

    8 Types of Americans Who Won't Get Social Security

    Most Americans eventually get Social Security retirement benefits. Those who don't need a solid Plan B.
  4. Investing Strategy

    Bear Market

    A financial market with declining asset prices fueled by investors’ pessimism, lack of confidence and negative expectations. ...
  5. 401(k)

    Congress May Take Away Your 401(k) Tax Deduction (or Not)

    As part of overhauling the U.S. income tax system, Congress is considering taking away your 401(k) tax deduction. What will ...
  6. Markets & Economy

    Standard of Living Vs. Quality of Life

    What is the difference between a standard of living and quality of life? Find out in this breakdown.
  7. Small Business

    Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Criteria

    A set of standards for a company’s operations that socially conscious investors use to screen investments. Environmental ...
  8. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    3 Mortgage Hacks to Help Pay Off Your Student Debt

    Fannie Mae’s new program of easier cash-out mortgage refinances can lower student debt. Here’s how it all works.
  9. Retirement Living

    The 4 Phases of Retirement and How to Budget for Them

    Retirement consists of four stages, each with different expenses and different budgeting needs. Here's how to manage your ...
  10. Laws & Regulations

    FDA Approves Consumer Genetic Tests

    Now you can get some genetic tests without going to a doctor. Should you?
  11. Banking

    Top 5 Black-Owned Banks in America

    Compared with the nation’s largest bank, JPMorgan Chase, the top 5 black-owned banks in America are tiny, but they still ...
  12. 401(k)

    Employers Offer Alternatives to 401(k) Loans

    Employers can bolster workers’ long-term financial security by educating them on the full consequences of 401(k) loans and ...
  13. Career / Compensation

    5 High-Paying Jobs in the Marijuana Industry

    Here are five high-paying jobs in the marijuana industry, which is a rapidly growing one now that 29 states allow medical ...
  14. 401(k)

    How Your 401(k) Could Get Better

    Target-date funds, the 401(k) investments of choice, are one size fits all based on your age. Now, companies are starting ...
  15. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Altitude Reserve Visa Infinite vs. Platinum vs. Sapphire Reserve

    The brand-new U.S. Bank Altitude Reserve Visa Infinite credit card targets Platinum and Sapphire Reserve. Which is best?
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