Amy is known for her well-informed and conversational writing style and her skill in making complex topics easy to understand.

Her personal finance articles have appeared in nationally recognized media outlets such as Yahoo!'s homepage, Yahoo! Finance,,,, MSN Real Estate,,,, Bankrate,,,, and numerous local news websites.

Amy has written definitions of more than 1,000 financial terms for Investopedia's online dictionary as well as in-depth tutorials on budgeting, banking and home buying. In addition, she has written scripts for Investopedia's educational videos and responded to readers' FAQs.

She is also experienced in writing corporate documents and writing for public relations.

The following samples showcase Amy's work on a variety of subjects.

Retirement Investing

Retirement Planning in a World of Lower Investment Returns,

What’s the Best Retirement Drawdown Strategy for You?

Retirement Planning: Why Real Rates of Return Matter Most,

Why Your Retirement Portfolio Can’t Rely on High Rates of Return,

Retirement Strategy: Should You Be Buying More Stocks?

Could Your Retirement Portfolio Handle Another Financial Crisis?

Picking Retirement Stocks: Dividends vs. Free Cash Flow,

Penny Pinching: Your Best Weapon against Retirement Uncertainty,

Diversification: Your Best Retirement Planning Tool,

REITs vs. ETFs: Which Are Better For Retirees?

Peer-to-Peer Lending: How Retirees Can Make Money,

10 Signs You Are Not OK to Retire,

5 Tips on Trading During Your Retirement Years,

I'm Retired: Is It Safe to Invest in the Technology Sector?

5 things you should know about target date funds,

When rolling over your 401(k) is the wrong move,

Retirement Saving

Saving for Retirement in Your 20s: Doing the Math,

The 4 Phases of Retirement and How to Budget for Them,

Can I contribute to a Roth IRA and still participate in my employer-sponsored retirement plan?

Health Care for Retirees

The Proposed Medicare Drug Rules & Senior Health,

Your Complete Guide to Long-Term Care Insurance,

Medicare's New Payment Rules: Should You Worry?

Healthcare Scams That Target Seniors,

How to Choose a Residential Care Home,

Pros & Cons of Smaller Long-Term Care Facilities,

How to Avoid Penalties When Postponing Medicare,

Should You Delay Enrolling in Medicare?

When You Can and Can't Delay Enrolling in Medicare,

How to Use Your HSA for Retirement,

Things Nursing Homes Are Not Allowed to Do,

5 Ways to Protect Pensions from Nursing Homes,

How to Pick the Right Nursing Home,

Social Security

How Social Security for Legal Immigrants Works,

Immigrants over 65 and Social Security,

Social Security for the Self-Employed: How It Works,

Understanding Social Security Eligibility,

Retirement Income

Why to Start Your Own Business During Retirement,

Reverse Mortgages

How to Choose a Reverse Mortgage Payment Plan,

How to Avoid Outliving Your Reverse Mortgage,

How to Buy a Home with a Reverse Mortgage,

Find the Right Reverse Mortgage Counseling Agency,

5 Signs a Reverse Mortgage Is a Bad Idea,

5 Signs a Reverse Mortgage Is a Good Idea,

A Look at Regulation of Reverse Mortgages,

Guidelines for FHA Reverse Mortgages,

Beware of These Reverse Mortgage Scams,

Picking the Right Reverse Mortgage Lender,

Do You Qualify for a Reverse Mortgage?,

A Guide to Taxes and Reverse Mortgages,

Retiring Overseas

How To Plan Retirement In Ecuador,

The Best Places to Retire in France,

Basic Personal Financial Planning

Building Your Financial Pyramid,

How To Use Your Roth IRA As An Emergency Fund,

5 low-risk ways to earn higher interest,

Financial Planning for Women

Financial Tips for Women in a Divorce,

Personal Loans

Use unconventional creditworthiness to get a personal loan,

5 reasons you should use a personal loan for home improvements,

When you should consider securing a personal loan with a CD,

Business Development

Writing Your Business Plan,

Starting A Small Business,

Success Stories

How I remodeled my bathroom for just $2,400,

How I refinanced and saved $200,000,


What Will Happen To Treasury Yields With Yellen And Tapering?

How Federal Open Market Committee Meetings Drive Rates And Stocks,

Janet Yellen Vs. Alan Greenspan: Who Is The Better Fed Head?

Health Care

Wellness programs: A good way to save money,

10 smart moves to save on health care,


Should you buy a used smartphone?

5 ways to cut smartphone costs,

Use your smartphone for DIY home security and save cash,

Industry Analysis

The Energy Drinks Industry,

The Economics of Hulu, Netflix, Redbox and Blockbuster,

What Drives Summer Blockbuster Movie Profits?


Is Your Employer-Provided Life Insurance Coverage Enough?

Why You Don’t Need Mortgage Protection Life Insurance,

Have the Right Condo Insurance?

Individual vs. Employer Life Insurance,

How to get the most from your auto insurance claim,

Why everyone should consider flood insurance,

How Umbrella Insurance Works,

General Investing

7 mistakes to avoid when investing in CDs,

Here's what’s wrong with DIY investing,

Are CD Ladders Still Worth The Effort?

Real Estate Investing

Real Estate Flipping: 8 Disclosures You Must Make,

Family Finance

Advice on Wills: Should Each Child Get the Same Inheritance?

Should you lend your kids money to buy a home?

Paying for K-12 Private School Tuition,

Financial Aid: What Some Private High Schools Offer,

How to create a financial survival plan,

How to Make Sure Your Heirs Won't Fight,

Wedding insurance protects against misfortune,

Biggest College Freshmen Financial Blunders,


How the new mortgage rules will affect you,

How to finance a fixer-upper,

Home Buying

Buying Your First Home,

8 smart moves for buying a foreclosure,

9 ways to crush all-cash buyers,

Home Selling

8 smart moves to boost your curb appeal,

Condo Buying

How to buy a condo with confidence,

Don't get stuck with a tough-to-sell condo,


Is now the right time to refinance?

Make your tough refinancing work with an FHA loan,

Home Equity Loans

4 smart moves for using home equity,

Tapping home equity is cheap if you qualify for a loan,

Home Improvement

11 biggest remodeling mistakes,

8 premium bathroom upgrades,

Credit Card Rewards

How To Maximize Chase Ultimate Rewards,

No reward for paying your mortgage with a credit card, and Newsday

Credit Scores

FICO Or FAKO? The Limitations of Free Credit Scores,

Top Websites For Checking Your Credit Scores,

How Bad Is My Credit Score?

Will having several credit cards hurt my credit score?


6 ways to pay off credit card debt,

These guidelines will help you decide whether to pay down debt or save,


Mortgage interest deduction not always valuable,

Do U.S. High Corporate Tax Rates Hurt Americans?

Can moving to a higher tax bracket cause me to have a lower net income?

Personal Finance for Millennials

Retirement Planning The Millennial Way,

Buying a House: What Millennial Homebuyers Want,

Five Retirement Warning Signs for Millennials,

How Gen Y Can Avoid Working Forever,


Uber Versus Yellow Cabs In New York City,

Student Loans

Will getting a student loan deferral hurt my credit score?

Consumer Credit

Americans Are Borrowing More To Buy Cars - But Should They Be?

Time To Accept Credit Card Offers Again?

Identity Theft

Identity Theft: How Much Should You Worry?

Reverse Mortgages

4 reasons to be wary of a reverse mortgage,

Defending the maligned reverse mortgage,

Find The Top Reverse Mortgage Companies,