Amy Fontinelle is a personal finance writer focusing on budgeting, credit cards, mortgages, real estate, investing, and other topics.
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.
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.
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.
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."
Some colleges offer unique financial aid and scholarships to twins and siblings.
What to consider when selling your first home, from staging to negotiating.
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.
Supplement costs with a Coverdell Education Savings Account, Roth IRA, financial aid, scholarships or loans.
Learn about two top choices for many investors.
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