Katie Adams

Katie Adams is a freelance commercial writer, marketing and public relations professional with 18 years experience. She has written extensively about financial issues and was previously Director of Regional Communications for Fannie Mae. Adams earned a B.A. from the College of William and Mary and lives with her family in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She is actively involved in international philanthropic work to improve orphan care and accelerate sustainable development in Central America. Visit her website at www.katieadams.homestead.com.

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  1. Stocks

    What are unregistered securities or stocks?

    Before securities, like stocks, bonds and notes, can be offered for sale to the public, they first must be registered with ...
  2. College Costs

    College Loans: Private vs. Federal

    Not all student loans are the same. Know what you're getting into before signing on the dotted line.
  3. Taxes

    Simple Last-Minute Tax Tips

    A little preparation and organization can take the stress out of last-minute tax filing.
  4. Taxes

    Cut Taxes By Reporting Property Damage

    Know the options you have for your insured property if and when a disaster strikes.
  5. Real Estate

    Real Estate Speculation In College Towns

    Is buying real estate in a college town an investing option you should consider? Find out here.
  6. Career / Compensation

    6 Resume Must-Haves

    If you forget to include these important details on your resume, you can forget about getting the job.
  7. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Credit Card Arbitrage: Free Money Or Dangerous Gamble?

    Credit card arbitrage is a way to make some money, but it's a major gamble with devastating risks.
  8. Financial Analysis

    How much more will it cost me to buy an odd lot of shares?

    A round lot is a predetermined number of shares of stock - usually 100 shares, while an odd lot refers to any number of shares ...
  9. What is cliff vesting?

    An employee is considered "vested" in an employer benefit plan, once they have earned the right to receive benefits from ...
  10. Budgeting & Savings

    20 Lazy Ways To Save Money

    The recession won't last forever, but in the meantime take advantage of these lazy ways to stay on track financially, and ...
  11. Financial Analysis

    What is an odd-lot buyback?

    An odd-lot buyback occurs when a company offers to purchase shares of its stock back from people who hold less than 100 shares. ...
  12. Health Insurance

    Benefits Of A Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

    These accounts can lower your taxable income and help you support a dependent family member.
  13. Budgeting & Savings

    8 Money-Saving Tips For Sports Fans

    Here are a few tips for getting your sports fix and saving some money in the process.
  14. Entrepreneurship

    Ridiculous Ideas That Made People Millions

    These wacky inventions didn't look like the money machines they became for their creators.
  15. FA Relevant

    Selecting And Managing Insurance Payouts

    Find out which settlement option is right for you before you recieve your funds.
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