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. Retirement

    Is T. Rowe Price Right for Your Retirement (TROW)?

    If you’re thinking about placing your retirement assets with T. Rowe Price brokerage, in business since 1937, here’s what you need to know.
  2. Retirement

    Retirement Planning in a World of Lower Investment Returns

    Whether you are at the beginning of your career or nearing the end, you may have to save more and spend less to make sure you have enough in retirement.
  3. Retirement

    What’s the Best Retirement Drawdown Strategy?

    Retiring soon? The challenge now is to figure out how to make your nest egg last for the rest of your life.
  4. Retirement

    Retirement Planning the Millennial Way

    Saving for retirement is completely different if you have a Millennial mindset. These retirement plans will turn your head around.
  5. Budgeting

    Save Money on Summer Bills

    From lawn care to summer fairs, expenses can skyrocket if you're not paying attention.
  6. Retirement

    Retirement Planning: Why Real Rates of Return Matter Most

    Here's how to plot your real rate of return, understand your "personal inflation rate" and safeguard your retirement funds against inflation.
  7. Credit & Loans

    6 Major Credit Card Mistakes

    Avoid these pitfalls to keep your credit score healthy and your debt under control.
  8. Term

    Private Mortgage Insurance - PMI

    A policy provided by private mortgage insurers to protect lenders against loss if a borrower defaults. Most lenders require PMI for loans with loan-to-value (LTV) percentages in excess of 80%. This allows ...
  9. Can Your Retirement Portfolio Rely on High Rates of Return?

    Some experts speculate that stock market returns may be headed downward and investors should strategize accordingly. But are they right?
  10. Term

    Delinquent Mortgage

    A mortgage for which the borrower has failed to make payments as required in the loan documents. If the borrower can't bring the payments current within a certain time period, the lender may initialize ...
  11. Home & Auto

    5 Risky Mortgages to Avoid

    There are plenty of ways to end up with a bad mortgage. The risks of these five should make every homebuyer think twice before signing.
  12. Retirement

    Is Scottrade Right for Your Retirement?

    Scottrade, founded in 1980, offers a wide range of financial services and investment possibilities for retirement assets. Here’s what you need to know.
  13. Home & Auto

    6 Tips to Get Approved For a Mortgage

    You can change your bank's answer to a loan request from 'No' to 'Yes'. Find out how.
  14. Retirement

    Is TD Ameritrade Right for Your Retirement?

    TD Ameritrade has a solid reputation for retirement services. If you are thinking of putting your assets there, here’s what you need to know.
  15. Options & Futures

    Self Employed? 5 Steps to Scoring a Mortgage

    Convince lenders that you're a good bet despite your lack of a steady income.
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