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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 Aug 03, 2016

Your wedding day is supposed to be one of the best days of your life. But once you say your vows and cut the cake, the dress you spent thousands of dollars on no longer serves a purpose. While you could keep your dress, you might be better off trading it in for cold, hard cash. Should I sell my wedding dress? If you’re trying to answer that question, here are a few things to keep in mind. Read more

by Amanda Dixon Aug 03, 2016

Hunting for a new apartment? Don’t be surprised if your landlord says that she needs to check your credit before you sign a lease. In addition to contacting references, landlords often run credit checks to make sure potential tenants are responsible. If you’re curious to know what landlords look for when reviewing credit reports, read on to learn more about their credit-checking process. Read more

by Amanda Dixon Jul 26, 2016

The U.S. added roughly 287,000 jobs in June 2016, exceeding most economists’ expectations. This was the highest monthly growth in jobs since October 2015 and it eased many people’s concerns that the labor market was slowing. Despite the boost in the number of employment opportunities, however, economic conditions in the country aren’t exactly rosy. The Federal Reserve’s new Labor Market Conditions Index – which it uses to measure fluctuations in the jobs market – remained negative for the month of June. Read more

by Amanda Dixon Jul 21, 2016

The City of Angels is an expensive place to live. If you’re thinking about moving to LA in the near future – and buying a home isn’t an option – it helps to know a thing or two about the city’s… Read more

by Amanda Dixon Jul 20, 2016

If you’ve been admitted to multiple colleges, your biggest dilemma could be deciding which one to attend. One thing you’ll need to consider is the amount of financial aid that each college is willing… Read more

by Amanda Dixon Jul 19, 2016

On average, in-state students who attended public four-year institutions spent $9,410 during the 2015-2016 school year on tuition and fees, according to the College Board. After accounting for room… Read more

by Amanda Dixon Feb 08, 2018

When you buy life insurance, you essentially provide your loved ones with a safety net. If something happens to you, your family members can use your insurance benefits to cover bills and meet other… Read more

by Amanda Dixon Aug 10, 2018

Owning a home is usually considered part of living the American Dream. But becoming a homeowner is neither easy nor affordable for everyone. Even if you manage to make the leap to homeownership,… Read more

by Amanda Dixon Jul 07, 2016

Finding an apartment in the middle of the summer can be tough. There’s bound to be a lot of competition for rental units, and you might have to go the extra mile to impress a potential landlord. If… Read more

by Amanda Dixon Jun 19, 2017

Historically, the housing market isn’t nearly as volatile as the stock market is. But housing bubbles eventually burst and as we’ve seen in recent years, recovering from a housing crisis can take… Read more

by Amanda Dixon Sep 08, 2017

Cyber attacks seem to be occurring more frequently as hackers become more sophisticated. Many companies have experienced data breaches and the average cost of each hacking incident is now $4 million.… Read more

by Amanda Dixon Jun 29, 2016

Not everyone can afford to travel. Depending on where you want to go, traveling to a distant land or a tropical beach might require you to cut back on how much you are putting toward savings or even… Read more

by Amanda Dixon Dec 14, 2017

While there are county fairs and events that take place throughout the year, many folks look forward to attending their annual state fairs. Each one offers something unique, whether it’s a contest… Read more

by Amanda Dixon Jul 09, 2018

Business partners can be beneficial to small business owners in many ways. Besides sharing the workload, a business partner can connect a business owner with additional clients and bring new ideas to… Read more

by Amanda Dixon Jun 06, 2016

Not everyone has the skill set or the drive needed to start a business from the ground up. But even if you can’t launch a startup, you can still reap some of the benefits that entrepreneurs enjoy.… Read more

by Amanda Dixon Jun 02, 2016

There are many different ways to raise capital for a new startup or small business. As you explore your financing options, don’t forget that there are programs out there that offer grants to… Read more

by Amanda Dixon Jun 01, 2016

When you’re planning to start your own business, one of the things you’ll have to consider is how your new company will be structured. Will it function as a limited liability company or a corporation… Read more

by Amanda Dixon May 03, 2018

We all love to eat. But have you ever taken the time to think about how much of your income is going toward groceries? While there’s nothing like sinking your teeth into a delicious dish, some of the… Read more

by Amanda Dixon May 30, 2016

If you want to spread the word about your new business or find folks willing to invest in your company, you’ll need a good elevator pitch. That’s a short statement that’s meant to highlight what your… Read more

by Amanda Dixon Jun 06, 2018

The Panama Papers leak was a global scandal. In one of the biggest data leaks in history, millions of documents revealed that banks, political leaders and wealthy individuals had allegedly hidden… Read more

by Amanda Dixon May 23, 2016

Theme parks are expensive. Entering a place like Disney World will cost you around $100 per person, plus tax. Once you’re in the park, you’ll likely pay a premium for snacks and drinks. But amusement… Read more

by Amanda Dixon May 19, 2016

There’s more than one way to invest. Besides choosing a vehicle to put your money into, you’ll need to pick an investing strategy. The one that you select will depend on various factors, including… Read more

by Amanda Dixon May 19, 2016

With rents rising steadily across the country, in many cases renting is no longer an affordable alternative to homebuying. Recent data from Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies reported that 21… Read more

by Amanda Dixon May 21, 2018

Whether you’re planning to open a shop that makes the best coffee around or you want to sell eco-friendly office supplies, you’ll need to explain why your business is necessary and how it’ll differ… Read more

by Amanda Dixon Dec 20, 2017

Big-city living comes with quite a few perks. Grocery stores and shopping centers are often in walking distance and there are usually plenty of restaurants, bars and activities close by. But when you… Read more