Amy has been researching and writing about smarter ways to save and spend money since 2013. She is always on the lookout for practical tips and information she can share to help people get organized, save money and reach their financial goals.
are you heading for a financial meltdown

Are You Heading for a Financial Meltdown?

Would you be able to spot it if you were headed for a financial meltdown? For most of us, as long as we’re keeping a roof overhead, putting food on the table and paying our bills, we feel like we’re doing OK financially. But sometimes you have to look a little deeper. It’s possible to be doing all these things and still be headed for a financ...


customer and pharmacist discussing how to save money on prescription drugs

5 Ways to Save Money on Prescriptions

From commercials for the latest miracle drugs to politicians promising to lower prescription drug prices, there’s no escaping the fact that prescription drugs are big business. And sooner or later, we all need to pay for prescriptions. Whether it’s a one-off antibiotic or medications to treat a chronic condition, paying for prescriptions often ...


exploring credit reports and scores myths vs facts

Debunking 6 Myths About Credit Reports and Scores

Credit reports and scores have an impact on many aspects of consumers’ financial lives, so it’s no surprise that there is a lot of misinformation surrounding them. Misunderstanding credit reports and scores and their impact can limit consumers and even lead to making less-than-ideal financial choices. Are you ready to let go of misinformation a...


adult millennial daughter moving out of parent's home

5 Tips to Help Adult Children Move Out on Their Own

The number of adult children who move back in with one or both parents has been on the rise since 2000 and shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, more than 20 percent of adults age 23-37 are currently living at home. The high cost of housing, crushing student loan debt and stagnant wages are just some of the reasons millennials find it difficult ...