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. 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

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  1. 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.
  2. Term


    A slang term that criminals who steal credit card information use to refer to a complete set of information on a prospective fraud victim.
  3. Term

    Remote Deposit Capture

    A technology-based method that lets banks accept checks for deposit using electronic images instead of the original, physical, paper versions.
  4. Term

    Self Invested Personal Pension (SIPP)

    A tax-efficient retirement savings account available in Great Britain.
  5. Term

    Einhorn Effect

    The sharp drop in a publicly traded company’s share price that often occurs after investor David Einhorn publicly shorts that company’s stock.
  6. Term

    Bankers Professional Liability (BPL) Insurance

    Financial protection for financial professionals against customers’ claims of wrongdoing.
  7. Term

    Bad Faith Insurance

    An insurance company’s appalling or malicious refusal to pay a policyholder’s legitimate claim.
  8. Term

    Skip Tracer

    A professional who tracks down individuals who don’t want to be found. A skip tracer traces the information available about someone who has skipped town.
  9. Term

    341 Meeting

    The meeting of creditors that occurs when an individual files chapter 7 bankruptcy.
  10. Savings

    Start Saving Now! Here's Why

    When money is tight early in your career, saving may seem a waste of time – but even a small amount can pay big dividends, including in peace of mind.
  11. Savings

    BillGuard Vs. Mint Vs. SigFig Vs. Personal Capital

    Which of these financial apps deserves a place on your mobile? That depends on your needs and how sophisticated you want to get about money management.
  12. Term

    Animal Mortality Insurance

    Financial protection for businesses in which animals play a valuable part.
  13. Term

    Broadcasters Liability Insurance

    Financial protection for radio and television companies against claims of wrongdoing.
  14. Term


    A slang term meaning that a consumer who was previously defrauded has been defrauded a second time, often using information from the original fraud.
  15. Term

    Dial-Up Card Reader

    An electronic credit card machine that sends data through an analog phone line and a modem.
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