Amy Fontinelle is a personal finance writer focusing on budgeting, credit cards, mortgages, real estate, investing, and other topics.
Changes in tax law regarding alimony will likely make financial planning for divorce more complex.
Refinancing your student loans with a variable or fixed interest rate is a big decision.
Reduce college tuition costs by accelerating the time in the classroom.
Savvy companies can become great places to work with parent-friendly policies.
They face unique challenges from admissions to graduation. But there are ways to cope.
Acceptance rates at top schools are in single digits. Can an admissions counselor help?
In some cases renting may mean less cost, fewer chores, and more fun.
The financial considerations for stepparents may be more complex than the ones for biological parents.
Know your partner’s finances; create a cohabitation agreement to mitigate risk.
Getting a policy early in life costs less than when you’re older and leaves options open.
Crowdfunding is one way to raise money in an emergency, but it's no substitute for insurance.
Millennials should start saving early for a fatter nest egg.
Younger buyers seek affordable homes in the suburbs.
How to help your college freshman avoid money mistakes.
Besides the obvious changes in lifestyle, there are fundamental money management changes to negotiate.
Young adult cancer survivors face financial challenges that other age groups don’t.
To retain control of your options as you get older, make plans and formalize key documents ahead of time.
Parents plan to spend savings on themselves; long-term care and medical expenses may deplete what is left.
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