Mortgage, Home Buying and Credit Card Expert
Amelia Josephson is a writer passionate about covering financial literacy topics. Her areas of expertise include retirement and home buying. Amelia's work has appeared across the web, including on AOL, CBS News and The Simple Dollar. She holds degrees from Columbia and Oxford. Originally from Alaska, Amelia now calls Brooklyn home.
Posts by Amelia Josephson:
We all know that having an ample emergency fund is important to ensure solvency should you encounter unexpected expenses. And most people know that taking money out of a 401(k) is not ideal. But what happens when financial hardship arises and an emergency fund isn’t enough? That’s where 401(k) hardship distributions can come in. Before you borrow from your retirement savings, you should understand the risks. And if you need hands-on guidance while exploring 401(k) hardship distributions, consider enlisting the help of a financial advisor in your area best suited to your needs. Read more
We all know that saving for retirement is a good thing. We often think of retirement savings in terms of a percentage of our paychecks, but what about when someone doesn’t work? The IRS has a solution that allows a non-working member of a married couple to save for retirement in an IRA. It’s called, appropriately enough, a spousal IRA. Here’s how it works. Read more
Taking on debt is a thorny subject. Signing on an affordable mortgage is one thing. Racking up credit card debt on unnecessary purchases? Quite another. Any time you borrow money, you put your finances at risk. That’s why it’s important to do your research before committing to new debt. If you’re not sure whether to borrow money, read our list of dos and don’ts. And if you need hands-on help managing your financial life, consider linking up with a financial advisor. Read more
The federal minimum wage has been $7.25 since 2009. In many states, it’s the federal minimum wage that holds sway. However, some states, counties and cities have enacted their own laws establishing a… Read more