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. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    The 5 Biggest Factors That Affect Your Credit

    Credit companies rely on these factors to determine whether to lend to you and at what rate.
  2. FA Profession

    The Best Financial Careers For Women

    Here are four finance careers that real women say allow them to achieve success, satisfaction and work-life balance.
  3. Taxes

    8 Financial Tips For Young Adults

    You don't need an MBA to learn how to save money and invest in your future.
  4. High Net Worth Strategy

    3 Reasons You Should Understand Investing

    Everyone should learn a few investing basics, even if you plan to hire an investment professional.
  5. Investing Strategy

    5 Statements Commonly Made By Amateur Investors

    Here are five inaccurate investing statements and some tips on how to think more like a professional.
  6. Investing Strategy

    WorthFM: Female-Focused Savings & Investments

    You can also invest at Worth FM if you're male, but this new savings and investments platform is focused on the preferences and needs of women.
  7. Budgeting & Savings

    How are Discount Airlines so Cheap?

    Ever wonder what the fees are behind airfare prices? It's more complex than you think.
  8. High Net Worth Strategy

    Financial Planning for Professional Athletes: An Inside ...

    The right financial planning for professional athletes can turn short-term high earnings into a lifetime of steady income. Here's how it's done.
  9. Budgeting & Savings

    Dawn Of The Zombie Debt

    Are old debts coming back to haunt you? We'll show you how to keep these zombies from eating you alive.
  10. Retirement Planning

    Beating the Gender Pay Gap for Women’s Retirement

    Women have a gender pay gap because they spend less time in the workforce and earn less than men. Here are 5 steps for sufficient retirement savings.
  11. Retirement Planning

    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 rush into retirement.
  12. Investing Strategy

    How to Find a Financial Advisor You Can Trust

    Finding a financial advisor you can trust requires serious due diligence. You need to feel secure about the professional who manages your life's savings.
  13. FA Profession

    Why Women Financial Advisors Earn Less Than Men

    Female financial advisors earn just 61.3% of what male advisors make. Why is the gap so great, and what can be done about it? Here are some answers.
  14. Budgeting & Savings

    The Hidden Costs Of Home Ownership

    Mortgage lenders don't factor the extra costs into your loan amount. Make sure you save for the "little" things.
  15. Markets & Economy

    Trickle-Down Theory

    An economic idea which states that decreasing marginal and capital gains tax rates - especially for corporations, investors and entrepreneurs - can stimulate production in the overall economy. According ...
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