Washington University in St. Louis


Personal Finance, Mortgages, Economics

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Amy Fontinelle


  • More than 15 years of experience writing personal finance content published by leading personal finance websites, mortgage lenders, real estate agents, financial advisors, insurance agents, payment companies, and more
  • More than 15 years of experience editing academic papers and articles by professional economists. Managing editor of an economics journal
  • Currently writes about mortgages, real estate, taxes, insurance, payments, economics, public policy, and more


Amy Fontinelle is a financial journalist and personal finance expert. She is passionate about making challenging, confusing, and overwhelming topics easy to understand, thereby empowering people to manage their money better and achieve financial freedom. Amy is also a writer, researcher, copy editor, and proofreader for various public policy organizations, educational organizations, and academic economists. In addition to Investopedia, she has written for Forbes Advisor, The Motley Fool, Credible, and Insider. She specializes in working with dense material and with authors who speak English as a second language.


Amy received her bachelor's degree from Washington University in St. Louis.

Quote from Amy Fontinelle

"I believe that anyone can take control of their finances at any time, but it can be hard to know what steps to take or where to turn for trustworthy information. I'm the person who has read the fine print on the credit card applications, reviewed the lengthy tax publications, and researched the complicated mortgage loans so you don't have to. My goal is to simplify personal finance for others because I believe money should be a tool to help you achieve your dreams, not a source of endless stress."