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.
The title of certified financial planner® (CFP) carries a lot of weight. It indicates that the bearer has put the time and work into obtaining CFP certification. Anyone can say they can help you with your finances, but only a select group of financial advisors obtains CFP certification. How does CFP certification work? Let’s take a closer look. Read more
If you’re in need of financial advice, there are many different routes you can go. There are not only different types of professionals you can pick from, but also firms and advisors that have very specific areas of expertise. Two of the more common options you’ll encounter are financial counselors and financial planners. They each focus on certain areas of finance, and the services you’re looking for will dictate which option you should go with. If you want to work with a financial advisor who serves your area, use SmartAsset’s free matching tool. Read more
Many of us have dreamed of moving to California and enjoying what the Golden State has to offer. But not all California destinations are equally desirable. SmartAsset crunched the numbers to find the best places to live in California. Let’s take a closer look. Read more
The state and local tax (SALT) deduction allows taxpayers of high-tax states to deduct local tax payments on their federal tax returns. The tax plan signed by President Trump in 2017, called the Tax… Read more
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