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. Budgeting & Savings

    Debunking 10 Budget Myths

    Don't let these excuses prevent you from reaching your financial goals.
  2. Laws & Regulations

    Unicameral System

    Unicameral system is a government with one legislative house or chamber.
  3. Health Insurance

    How HRAs Work

    Health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) can be a great help to cover healthcare costs – now small businesses can use them. ...
  4. Markets & Economy

    Silk Route

    The Silk Route is a historic trade route used from the second century BC through 14th century AD that went from China to ...
  5. Cybersecurity

    Keyboard Logger

    A keyboard logger is hardware or software that records every keystroke on a computer, usually for nefarious purposes and ...
  6. Cybersecurity

    Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

    Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) is a company policy that allows employees to use their personal mobile devices and laptops for ...
  7. Health Insurance

    Trumpcare

    The American Health Care Act, also known as Trumpcare and Ryancare, is the Republican proposal to replace Obamacare.
  8. 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 ...
  9. Taxes

    Know the Latest IRS Scams

    How do IRS scammers go about stealing your personal information? Their methods include hacking, malicious software and psychological ...
  10. Real Estate

    7 Must-Have Real Estate Contract Conditions

    It's a good idea to educate yourself on the not-so-obvious parts of a real estate contract.
  11. Cybersecurity

    Eavesdropping Attack

    Eavesdropping Attack is an incursion where someone tries to steal information that computers, smartphones, or other devices ...
  12. Cybersecurity

    Data Loss

    Data loss occurs when valuable and/or sensitive information on a computer is compromised due to theft, human error, viruses, ...
  13. Cybersecurity

    Advanced Persistent Threats (APT)

    An Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) is a large-scale, sophisticated, targeted attack on an organization’s computers to gather ...
  14. Financial Technology

    eIDV (Electronic Identity Verification)

    eIDV is the use of information in public and private databases to quickly confirm whether an individual is who they claim ...
  15. Financial Technology

    Mass Payment

    Mass Payment is a method of paying multiple recipients online simultaneously.
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