Amy Bell

Amy Bell is a freelance journalist, copywriter, ghostwriter and owner of WritePunch Inc. With 15 years of experience, she has written for a variety of publications and companies, including NAILBA's Perspectives magazine, The Weather Channel, Turner Entertainment (TNT/tbs/TCM) and Blueprints magazine. She is a University of Georgia graduate with a BA in Journalism. Visit to learn more.

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  1. 401(k)

    Understanding 401(k)s and All Their Benefits

    A quick guide to understanding 401(k) advantages, from tax savings to shelter from creditors.
  2. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Getting A Mortgage When Building Your Own Home

    It's much harder to get a loan when you're building a home, not moving into one. Here's where to look and what to expect.
  3. Retirement Savings

    How a Roth IRA Works After Retirement

    What retirees need to know about taxes, distributions and passing on your unspent savings to the next generation.
  4. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Jumbo Mortgage Limits: How Much Can You Borrow?

    If you want to buy a home that costs close to half a million or more, you likely need to know what the jumbo mortgage limits are. Here are the details.
  5. Retirement Savings

    How an IRA Works After Retirement

    You've read a lot about saving for your future retirement with IRAs. But what happens to the account when the future is here, and you actually retire?
  6. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Why MasterCard May Soon Ask You for a Selfie

    To stamp out online fraud, MasterCard plans to ask cardholders to use a selfie or fingerprint scan to verify their online purchases.
  7. Social Security

    How Social Security Works After Retirement

    Millions of Baby Boomers are looking forward to collecting benefits, but several factors can affect how much they get and whether the money is taxed.
  8. Retirement Living

    6 Signs You Are OK to Retire

    As you approach retirement age, there are a number of factors to consider before deciding on when you want to retire. Here are six signs to look at.
  9. High Net Worth Strategy

    The Top 5 States Where Retirees Can Buy Cheap Land

    Buying vacant land for future gain is high-risk. Look for low prices in undeveloped areas likely to see a building boom in the near future. Here are five.
  10. High Net Worth Strategy

    17 Types of Income the IRS Can’t Touch

    That's right, 17. Uncle Sam can't get his hands on your money if it's in one of these very specific income categories.
  11. Retirement Living

    Make It Legal When You Retire

    If you haven’t done your estate planning, named a power of attorney and considered your legacy, you still have some pre-retirement tasks to address.
  12. Retirement Savings

    Step by Step: Applying for Social Security Disability

    Applying for disability benefits is no easy task – but it's well worth your time and effort if a disability is preventing you from earning a living.
  13. High Net Worth Strategy

    Take the Pain Out of Selling Your House – Online

    Is an online selling service really better than selling your home the old-fashioned way? It depends on what you're after
  14. Retirement Savings

    How a Variable Annuity Works After Retirement

    These investments can provide extra income after you retire. Here’s a guide to when and how you will receive the payout.
  15. Retirement Savings

    How a Fixed Annuity Works After Retirement

    These popular investments can provide a steady stream of income during your retirement years. Here are the details.
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