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. Credit Card Arbitrage: Free Money Or Dangerous Gamble?
    Credit & Loans

    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.
  2. What are unregistered securities or stocks?
    Investing

    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 the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Any stock that does not have an ...
  3. How much more will it cost me to buy an odd lot of shares?
    Investing

    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 that is not evenly divisible by 100 (usually less than 100).Odd lots are the ...
  4. What is cliff vesting?
    Retirement

    What is cliff vesting?

    An employee is considered "vested" in an employer benefit plan, once they have earned the right to receive benefits from that plan. Cliff vesting is when the employee becomes fully vested at specified ...
  5. 20 Lazy Ways To Save Money
    Budgeting

    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 develop some pretty good money management habits for the future!
  6. What is an odd-lot buyback?
    Investing

    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. A popular method that companies use to buy back stocks is called a Dutch ...
  7. Benefits Of A Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
    Personal Finance

    Benefits Of A Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

    These accounts can lower your taxable income and help you support a dependent family member.
  8. 8 Money-Saving Tips For Sports Fans
    Budgeting

    8 Money-Saving Tips For Sports Fans

    Here are a few tips for getting your sports fix and saving some money in the process.
  9. What's Eating Away Your Money?
    Budgeting

    What's Eating Away Your Money?

    Spot and avoid the money wasters that are slowly eating away at your wallet and bank account.
  10. Cut Taxes By Reporting Property Damage
    Taxes

    Cut Taxes By Reporting Property Damage

    Know the options you have for your insured property if and when a disaster strikes.
  11. Ridiculous Ideas That Made People Millions
    Personal Finance

    Ridiculous Ideas That Made People Millions

    These wacky inventions didn't look like the money machines they became for their creators.
  12. Selecting And Managing Insurance Payouts
    Insurance

    Selecting And Managing Insurance Payouts

    Find out which settlement option is right for you before you recieve your funds.
  13. Real Estate Speculation In College Towns
    Personal Finance

    Real Estate Speculation In College Towns

    Is this an investing option you should consider? Find out here.
  14. The Advantages Of Bond Swapping
    Bonds & Fixed Income

    The Advantages Of Bond Swapping

    This technique can add diversity to your portfolio and lower your taxes. Find out how.
  15. College Loans: Private Vs. Federal
    Credit & Loans

    College Loans: Private Vs. Federal

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