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. High Net Worth Strategy

    Why Zillow Is Free and How It Makes Money (Z)

    Zillow lets property seekers look at listings for free through its various tools, so the company relies on ad sales to agents ...
  2. Financial Analysis

    Triple Bottom Line (TBL)

    Triple bottom line (TBL) is a concept which seeks to broaden the focus on the financial bottom line by businesses to include ...
  3. Retirement Living

    10 Signs You Are Not OK to Retire

    Carrying a lot of debt? Haven’t yet figured out a long-term financial plan? These are just two of the reasons you shouldn’t ...
  4. Alternative Investments

    Global Sustainable Investment Alliance and Sustainable Investment Forums (SIF)

    The Global Sustainable Investment Alliance (GSIA) is a collaboration among sustainable investment organizations from countries ...
  5. Investing Strategy

    Morningstar Sustainability Rating

    The Morningstar Sustainability Rating is a reliable and objective way for investors to see how approximately 20,000 mutual ...
  6. International / Global

    Paris Agreement/COP21

    The Paris Agreement is an agreement among the leaders of 179 countries to significantly reduce the emission of greenhouse ...
  7. Alternative Investments

    Montreal Carbon Pledge

    The Montreal Carbon Pledge is a commitment by investors to annually measure and publicly disclose their portfolio’s carbon ...
  8. International / Global

    UN Global Compact

    The United Nations Global Compact is a strategic initiative that supports global companies whose CEOs are committed to responsible ...
  9. Investing Strategy

    UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

    UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) are a set of six principles that provides a global standard for responsible ...
  10. Senior Care

    Medicare Observation Status: It Could Keep You From Getting Covered

    Medicare observation status, which classifies someone as an outpatient rather than an inpatient in a hospital, can make your ...
  11. Robo-Advisor

    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 ...
  12. High Net Worth Strategy

    8 Reasons to Sell Your Home With An Agent

    Is saving the seller's side of the agent's commission worth the trouble of selling your home without one?
  13. High Net Worth Strategy

    How To Start Your Own Private Foundation

    Private foundations can be time consuming and expensive, but many find the endeavor worthwhile.
  14. Children/Family

    5 Things Debt Collectors are Forbidden to Do

    You may owe money, but you still have rights. Know what debt collectors are allowed to do – and what they are forbidden from ...
  15. Retirement Savings

    Social Security for the Self-Employed: How It Works

    As both employee and employer, you have to pay more in Social Security, but there are deductions that can help lighten the ...
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