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, Loans & Mortgages

    What Are the Risks of Credit Card Arbitrage?

    Find out why credit card arbitrage is a major gamble with devastating risks for those trying to beat the credit card companies ...
  2. Life Insurance

    What to Expect When Applying for Life Insurance

    Before jumping into a life insurance policy, learn what decisions you have to make and what you can do to reduce your premiums ...
  3. High Net Worth Strategy

    11 Mistakes Inexperienced Landlords Make

    Avoid these pitfalls if you considering purchasing a rental property.
  4. College Costs

    College Loans: Private vs. Federal

    Not all student loans are the same. Learn the difference between federal vs private student loans.
  5. Entrepreneurship

    Starting a Small Business in Tough Economic Times

    We provide six tips for creating a winning business in a losing economy.
  6. High Net Worth Strategy

    Benefit Issues When Your Employer Goes Bankrupt

    There are some safeguards in place to ensure that insurance coverage and benefits don't just disappear when a plan is canceled. ...
  7. High Net Worth Strategy

    Life Expectancy: It's More Than Just A Number

    Find out how life expectancy determines your life insurance premiums and affects your payout.
  8. Savings Accounts

    Handling High-Yield Savings Accounts

    Is this the savings route for you? Read on to find out what these accounts have to offer.
  9. Insurance

    Selecting and Managing Insurance Payouts

    Find out which insurance payout option is right for you before you receive your funds.
  10. Trading Strategy

    8 ways to help family members in financial trouble

    Find out how to help the ones you love financially — without hurting yourself.
  11. Real Estate

    Housing deals that fall through

    Find why buyers back out, and what you can do if you're left holding the bag.
  12. Stocks

    What Is an Odd-Lot Buyback?

    Odd-lot buybacks involve lots of less than 100 shares. Learn how companies get these shares back.
  13. Budgeting & Savings

    You'll Be More Thankful If You Stick To A Thanksgiving Budget. Here's How.

    Before buying your turkey and trimmings, plan and budget to keep costs under control.
  14. Financial Planning

    Budgeting for a New Baby

    This little member of your family will be a big expense. Find out what you need to budget for and how to save.
  15. Taxes

    Defunct: Refundable AMT Credit for Employee Stock Option Taxes

    These refundable AMT credits helped taxpayers save on taxes, AMT bills and more – but expired in 2012.
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