Amy Fontinelle is a personal finance writer focusing on budgeting, credit cards, mortgages, real estate, investing, and other topics.
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.
Parents plan to spend savings on themselves; long-term care and medical expenses may deplete what is left.
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.
Is the money you are giving your adult child helping or preventing him or her from becoming self-sufficient?
Supplement costs with a Coverdell Education Savings Account, Roth IRA, financial aid, scholarships or loans.
Younger buyers seek affordable homes in the suburbs.
Reduce college tuition costs by accelerating the time in the classroom.
Millennials should start saving early for a fatter nest egg.
College-bound kids need to be wary of the pitfalls of unaffordable debt.
Learn about two top choices for many investors.
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