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. 401(k)

    Congress May Take Away Your 401(k) Tax Deduction

    As part of overhauling the U.S. income tax system, Congress is considering taking away your 401(k) tax deduction. What will ...
  2. 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?
  3. Markets & Economy

    Capital

    1) Financial assets or the financial value of assets, such as cash; and 2) The factories, machinery and equipment owned by ...
  4. E-Commerce

    New Ways to Buy a Car Online

    Buying a car online can streamline the process and eliminate the stress of haggling with dealers, but the process is not ...
  5. Investing

    Financial Firms Consumers Trust the Most

    Fewer than half of U.S. households have a high level of trust in who manages their money. Here are the most trusted financial ...
  6. High Net Worth Strategy

    Extreme Socially Responsible Investing

    Make your money work for you without putting it into ventures that don't support your values.
  7. Retirement Savings

    15 Simple Tips to Save Money

    Stick to your budget every day with these 15 simple tips.
  8. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Do You Really Have Student Loan Forgiveness?

    Do you really have student loan forgiveness? A recent lawsuit has called the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program’s guidelines ...
  9. Investing Strategy

    Volcker Rule

    The Volcker rule separates investment banking, private equity and proprietary trading (hedge fund) sections of financial ...
  10. Real Estate

    Goldman Sachs's Profitable Punishment for the 2008 Crisis

    Goldman Sachs is doing penance for its role in the 2008 foreclosure crisis, but it's also profiting. Homeowners and taxpayers ...
  11. Debt

    Why the Feds Sued the Biggest Student Loan Lender

    Navient, the student loan servicing giant, may say it serves its customers, but a lawsuit claims its practices have harmed ...
  12. Women & Money

    Women Stuck Paying the ‘Pink Tax’

    If you're a woman, you could be paying more than a man for the same stuff, from shirts to personal care products. Here's ...
  13. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    6 Major Credit Card Mistakes

    Avoid these pitfalls to keep your credit score healthy and your debt under control.
  14. International / Global

    North American Free Trade Agreement - NAFTA

    A regulation implemented on Jan. 1, 1994, that eventually eliminated tariffs to encourage economic activity between the United ...
  15. High Net Worth Strategy

    How to Cut Financial Advisor Expenses

    Here's a look at what you should pay for financial advice and investment management, what you should get for that price and ...
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