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. Real Estate

    Top 8 House-Hunting Mistakes

    These common mistakes occur when you allow your emotions to take over.
  2. Real Estate

    The Pitfalls of Buying a Foreclosure House

    Find out if the house you're eyeing is really a good deal.
  3. Real Estate

    Should You Buy Property on Leased Land?

    Find out what to consider before investing in a leased-land property.
  4. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Mortgage

    A debt instrument, secured by the collateral of specified real estate property, that the borrower is obliged to pay back ...
  5. Children/Family

    5 Things Debt Collectors Are Forbidden To Do

    You may owe money, but you still have rights. Know what's illegal.
  6. Senior Care

    Things Nursing Homes Are Not Allowed to Do

    Nursing home residents just got new safeguards to their rights – rights they aren't suppose to lose when entering a facility.
  7. Taxes

    Your Property Tax Assessment: What Does It Mean?

    Understanding your property taxes can protect you from financial shocks.
  8. Financial Analysis

    Amortization

    1. The paying off of debt in regular installments over a period of time. 2. The deduction of capital expenses over a specific ...
  9. Social Security

    Immigrants Over 65 and Social Security Benefits

    Under some circumstances, the answer is yes. Here's how the rules work.
  10. Financial Advisor

    Chartered Advisor for Senior Living (CASL)

    CASL is a professional designation for financial advisors who have demonstrated a commitment to helping clients who are older ...
  11. Financial Technology

    Collaborative Economy

    Collaborative economy is a marketplace where consumers rely on each other instead of large companies to meet their wants ...
  12. Big Data

    Prescriptive Analytics

    Prescriptive analytics is the use of technology to help businesses make better decisions about how to handle specific situations ...
  13. Markets & Economy

    Lean Startup

    The lean startup is a teachable and learnable method for creating success when founding a new company or when introducing ...
  14. Career / Compensation

    4 Essential Questions to Ask at the End of a Job Interview

    Ask these questions if you want to leave a great final impression on hiring managers and establish yourself as a top candidate. ...
  15. Real Estate

    9 Things You Need to Know About Homeowners' Associations

    Restrictive rules and high fees are just some of the things to watch out for before joining a homeowners' association or ...
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