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:
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 beginning investor with no knowledge of how the stock market works. But once you understand the basics, you can consider how investing fits into your financial plans and maybe even follow the ebbs and flows of the Dow Jones. Read more
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
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