Amy Fontinelle

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  1. 10 Sources Of Nontaxable Income
    Taxes

    10 Sources Of Nontaxable Income

    Taxes are often a deterrent from investing and saving. These financial practices will bring you no tax grief.
  2. 5 Statements Commonly Made By Amateur Investors
    Investing Basics

    5 Statements Commonly Made By Amateur Investors

    Here are five inaccurate investing statements and some tips on how to think more like a professional.
  3. Current Assets
    Investing Basics

    Current Assets

    Current assets are all of the assets a company uses to fund its daily operations. These are the assets the company could convert into cash within a year in the normal course of business.
  4. The Income Property: Your Late-In-Life Retirement Plan
    Home & Auto

    The Income Property: Your Late-In-Life Retirement Plan

    You're nearing retirement age and you don't have the nest egg you need. Here's how an income property can help you make up the shortfall.
  5. How Gen Y Can Avoid Working Forever
    Retirement

    How Gen Y Can Avoid Working Forever

    Despite tough odds, Gen Y has time to build a strong future with more control over their lives than earlier generations.
  6. Is Your Employer-Provided Life Insurance Coverage Enough?
    Insurance

    Is Your Employer-Provided Life Insurance Coverage Enough?

    Learn about the several potential problems involved with obtaining life insurance through your employer.
  7. 10 Hurdles To Closing On A New Home
    Insurance

    10 Hurdles To Closing On A New Home

    It's the biggest purchase of your life - find out what can go wrong before you even close the deal.
  8. Should You Buy Property On Leased Land?
    Retirement

    Should You Buy Property On Leased Land?

    Find out what to consider before investing in a leased-land property.
  9. Contribution Margin
    Investing Basics

    Contribution Margin

    Contribution margin is a cost accounting concept that allows a company to determine the profitability of individual products.
  10. FICO Or FAKO? The Limitations of Free Credit Scores
    Credit & Loans

    FICO Or FAKO? The Limitations of Free Credit Scores

    There's something you should know about the scores you get from free credit scoring services: They usually are not the same FICO scores lenders pull.
  11. Top Websites For Checking Your Credit Scores
    Credit & Loans

    Top Websites For Checking Your Credit Scores

    You've probably seen spammy ads offering the opportunity to check your credit score for "free." Well, not all credit score services are created equal!
  12. Float
    Investing Basics

    Float

    Float is money in the banking system that is briefly counted twice due to delays in processing checks.
  13. Bioavailability
    Term

    Bioavailability

    The speed and potency at which a drug enters the bloodstream.
  14. Informed Consent
    Term

    Informed Consent

    Permission from a medical patient to a doctor to receive treatment for a health condition or to participate in a clinical trial.
  15. Medical Patent
    Term

    Medical Patent

    A legal protection against market competition that a government grants to the inventor of a unique physical item or process.
  16. Bioequivalence
    Term

    Bioequivalence

    A similarity between two drugs meaning that they both have the same effect on the patient.
  17. Clinical Trials
    Term

    Clinical Trials

    A study of human volunteers that evaluates the safety and efficacy of a medical treatment.
  18. 6 Ways To Fund A College Education
    Budgeting

    6 Ways To Fund A College Education

    You can go to college without going broke, but it may take an unconventional approach.
  19. How To Start Your Own Private Foundation
    Personal Finance

    How To Start Your Own Private Foundation

    Private foundations can be time consuming and expensive to set up and operate.
  20. Purchasing A Short-Sale Property
    Home & Auto

    Purchasing A Short-Sale Property

    If you are looking for a good deal and have time to wait, a short-sale house may be for you.
  21. Understanding Mortgage Impound Accounts
    Home & Auto

    Understanding Mortgage Impound Accounts

    Home buyers with low down payments may get stuck with higher mortgage payments. Find out what you get for the extra money.
  22. Do You Need A Home Inspection?
    Home & Auto

    Do You Need A Home Inspection?

    This step is important when purchasing a property because it may save you thousands.
  23. 5 Ways To Control Emotional Spending
    Budgeting

    5 Ways To Control Emotional Spending

    Follow these five simple steps to keep your spending under control.
  24. Have The Right Condo Insurance?
    Insurance

    Have The Right Condo Insurance?

    How well does your condo's master-insurance policy protect you? Here's why you'll probably need separate insurance for your own unit and possessions.
  25. 12 Steps To Closing A Real Estate Deal
    Home & Auto

    12 Steps To Closing A Real Estate Deal

    A long list of things needs to happen before a home becomes yours. Find out what to expect.
  26. 9 Things You Need To Know About Homeowners' Associations
    Home & Auto

    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 an HOA.
  27. Understanding Lender-Required Flood Insurance
    Home & Auto

    Understanding Lender-Required Flood Insurance

    Having to buy flood insurance shouldn't be a surprise. Find out what you need to know when purchasing or refinancing a house.
  28. Identity Theft Protection Services: Worth Having?
    Personal Finance

    Identity Theft Protection Services: Worth Having?

    A detailed review of what you get from American's leading identity theft protection agencies. Start here before deciding whether you need this coverage.
  29. What's a Quarter?
    Investing Basics

    What's a Quarter?

    A quarter, often abbreviated “Q,” is a consecutive three-month period that a company uses to report its earnings and dividends.
  30. How the Acid Test Helps You
    Investing Basics

    How the Acid Test Helps You

    The acid test measures a company’s short-term liquidity.
  31. It's Raining Lawsuits: Do You Need An Umbrella Policy?
    Home & Auto

    It's Raining Lawsuits: Do You Need An Umbrella Policy?

    This type of insurance protects your assets and future wages against lawsuits. Find out if it might benefit you.
  32. Top Tips For First-Time Home Buyers
    Home & Auto

    Top Tips For First-Time Home Buyers

    Follow this step-by-step guide to make your homeownership dreams a reality.
  33. Top 8 House-Hunting Mistakes
    Home & Auto

    Top 8 House-Hunting Mistakes

    These common mistakes occur when you allow your emotions to take over.
  34. Playing Hardball When Selling Your Home
    Home & Auto

    Playing Hardball When Selling Your Home

    Using these strategies will help you get more cash when selling your house.
  35. The Unique Advantages Of VA Mortgages
    Home & Auto

    The Unique Advantages Of VA Mortgages

    Find out how being a veteran can save you money on your mortgage.
  36. Home Loans For Disaster Recovery
    Credit & Loans

    Home Loans For Disaster Recovery

    There are numerous government programs available for people who need financial help recovering from a household disaster.
  37. Top 8 House-Hunting Mistakes
    Home & Auto

    Top 8 House-Hunting Mistakes

    Searching for a house is a pressure filled task filled with quick decisions which could affect your financial future. Here are 8 common mistakes made by house-hunters.
  38. Identity Theft: How Much Should You Worry?
    Personal Finance

    Identity Theft: How Much Should You Worry?

    Identity fraud cost $18 billion last year. But are enough Americans victimized – with big enough losses – that it's worth buying protection?
  39. Charles Koch
    Term

    Charles Koch

    Charles Koch is the multibillionaire chairman and CEO of Koch Supply and Trading and co-owns Koch Industries with his brother, David. Forbes named Charles Koch the world’s 6th wealthiest billionaire ...
  40. Business Broker
    Term

    Business Broker

    A professional who specializes in the purchase and sale of companies. Business brokers help individuals and businesses who want to buy or sell a business. A business broker might specialize in selling ...
  41. Marissa Mayer
    Term

    Marissa Mayer

    Marissa Mayer, best known for unexpectedly being named CEO of Yahoo in 2012, was born in 1975 in Wausau, Wisc. She attended Stanford, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in symbolic systems and ...
  42. Michael Bloomberg
    Term

    Michael Bloomberg

    Michael Bloomberg is one of the wealthiest persons in the world with an estimated net worth of $34.8 billion in 2014 according to Forbes.
  43. Free Application For Federal Student Aid - FAFSA
    Term

    Free Application For Federal Student Aid - FAFSA

    The form that must be completed in order to qualify for any type of governmental financial aid for higher education, such as Pell Grants or PLUS loans.
  44. Student Debt
    Term

    Student Debt

    Money owed on a loan taken out to pay for educational expenses. Student debt makes it possible for individuals to earn undergraduate, graduate and doctorate degrees that would otherwise be financially ...
  45. Mark Zuckerberg
    Term

    Mark Zuckerberg

    Self-taught computer programmer and self-made multi-billionaire Mark Zuckerberg is the CEO of Facebook, which he founded from his dorm room in 2004.
  46. Sergey Brin
    Term

    Sergey Brin

    Sergey Brin is best known as the co-founder of Google.
  47. Amancio Ortega
    Term

    Amancio Ortega

    Spaniard Amancio Ortega founded the world’s largest fashion clothing retailer, Zara, in 1975 and saw it grow to 1,500 stores in 70 countries by 2012. Born in 1936, he started delivering shirts at ...
  48. Filling Out The W-9 Form
    Taxes

    Filling Out The W-9 Form

    Freelancers and independent contractors have to give a W-9 to their clients – and you might need to provide one for other transactions. Here's what to do.
  49. The Purpose Of The W-9 Form
    Taxes

    The Purpose Of The W-9 Form

    The W-9 form provides key data your clients need if you're an independent contractor. Just be sure you're not really an employee who should fill out a W-4.
  50. David Koch
    Term

    David Koch

    David Koch is co-owner of Koch Industries with his older brother Charles, and one of the wealthiest billionaires in the world.
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