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Amanda Dixon

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:

by Amanda Dixon Mar 24, 2020

It’s virtually impossible to make it through the day without hearing something about the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Whether the Dow is up or down might not mean much to you if you’re a beginner investor with no knowledge of how the stock market works. But once you understand the basics, you can consider how investing fits into your overall financial plans. A financial advisor can take things a step further by creating a personalized investment portfolio just for you. Read more

by Amanda Dixon May 25, 2015

When you go shopping for something (whether it’s clothing, food or furniture) you’re probably aiming to get the best deal you can find. You don’t want to spend more money than you have to and you want whatever you buy to be truly worth the money. Prices change over time and when overall costs increase or decrease it affects everyone from investors to regular consumers. Read more

by Amanda Dixon Jul 25, 2019

If you’re an investor looking to play it safe, treasury bonds could be the way to go. Also called T-bonds, they come straight from the government and can be held for up to 30 years. Although they’re a lower-return way to invest, it’s a good idea not to underestimate them. They play an important role in our economy. Whether the Fed buys or sells them affects interest rates – including interest rates offered when getting a loan to buy a house. Read more

by Amanda Dixon Jul 26, 2019

It’s best to begin saving for retirement sooner rather than later to ensure that your 65-year-old self is as financially secure as possible. But all the jargon associated with retirement plans can… Read more