Amy Fontinelle is a personal finance writer focusing on budgeting, credit cards, mortgages, real estate, investing, and other topics.
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.
Does remarriage help or hurt a student’s college financial aid package?
Should you choose term or permanent life insurance? It depends on what you’re insuring against.
Opening new credit cards can sometimes help, not hurt, your credit score.
Know your partner's money habits before you say "I will."
In some cases renting may mean less cost, fewer chores, and more fun.
Some colleges offer unique financial aid and scholarships to twins and siblings.
What to consider when selling your first home, from staging to negotiating.
Your former home could become an asset, if you fully understand the duties and expenses of landlording.
Learn how to retire early without paying penalties on retirement account distributions before age 59½.
It might be easier to qualify before tapping retirement resources.
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