Banking and Tax Expert
Amanda Dixon is a personal finance writer and editor with an expertise in taxes and banking. She studied journalism and sociology at the University of Georgia. Her work has been featured in Business Insider, AOL, Bankrate, The Huffington Post, Fox Business News, Mashable and CBS News. Born and raised in metro Atlanta, Amanda currently lives in Brooklyn.
Posts by Amanda Dixon:
Anyone who runs a small business probably knows that managing company finances is not always easy. Keeping track of the money that’s flowing in and out can be challenging and time consuming, particularly if you’re self-employed or you’re missing an accountant on your team. If this is a dilemma that you’ve had to wrestle with, it might be time to sign up for a business checking account. Read more
Your credit score can affect everything from whether you can buy a home to whether you can refinance your student loans. Maybe your score is low because you’ve recently applied for multiple credit cards. That’s okay – it’s never too late to adopt better habits. Before you apply for more credit, let’s take a moment to discuss the difference between hard and soft inquiries. Read more
When you’re someone with a high net worth, taxes can take a big bite out of your paycheck and your capital gains. And if you’re nearing retirement, your tax burden can be even harder to bear, particularly if you don’t have enough saved up to maintain your current lifestyle once you stop working. If you’re looking for a way to slash your tax bill, consider getting a boat. Read more
If you’re filling out a Form W-4, you probably just started a new job. Or maybe you recently got married or had a baby. The W-4, also called the Employee’s Withholding Certificate, tells your… Read more
If you get approved for a mortgage to help pay for the cost of a new house, you’ll often be expected to make some kind of down payment. For standard loans, you’ll have to put 20% down or pay private… Read more