Amy Fontinelle is a personal finance writer focusing on budgeting, credit cards, mortgages, real estate, investing, and other topics.
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.
If college isn't in the picture, there are other attractive options.
Sometimes paying a mortgage during retirement can be financially viable.
Can you show support with your investment dollars and still earn strong returns?
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.
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