Amy Fontinelle is a personal finance writer focusing on budgeting, credit cards, mortgages, real estate, investing, and other topics.
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?
Retiree tips for qualifying for a mortgage without employment income.
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.
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.
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