Amy Fontinelle is a personal finance writer focusing on budgeting, credit cards, mortgages, real estate, investing, and other topics.
What are the best ways to use money in a 529 plan if your child won’t be using it for college?
Some seniors opt for a bigger house during retirement as opposed to downsizing.
Teach your teenager how to achieve a high credit score and sound credit history.
Refinancing or consolidating your student loans can lower payments but change important terms.
Women in divorce should outline their financial and family priorities to achieve a sound settlement.
If you don’t know what you’re doing, your extra student loan payments could be going to waste.
Sometimes paying a mortgage during retirement can be financially viable.
With the right documents, a financial advisor can help you with short and long-term money goals.
First step? Budget. But many other considerations follow...
There are good, and not so good, ways to come up with a down payment to buy a home.
Can you help your aging, financially struggling parents without compromising your future financial security?
Scammers defraud seniors of billions of dollars per year, but you can take preventative steps.
They face unique challenges from admissions to graduation. But there are ways to cope.
Getting a policy early in life costs less than when you’re older and leaves options open.
Both Roth IRAs and traditional IRAs can help you save for retirement. But they have different rules.
When you start earning your first paycheck, work toward setting yourself up for lifelong financial security.
Before saying 'I do' again, explore a prenuptial agreement, revising your will, estate plan or trust.
Know your partner’s finances; create a cohabitation agreement to mitigate risk.
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