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Sarah Fisher

Retirement and Investing Expert

Sarah Fisher has been researching and writing about business and finance for years. She has worked for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and her work has appeared on Business Insider and Yahoo Finance. Sarah has a bachelor's degree from Georgetown University and is from New York City. When she isn't writing finance articles, she dabbles in animation and graphic design.

Posts by Sarah Fisher:

by Sarah Fisher Jun 01, 2020

Certified Fraud Examiners are trained in fraud examination activities like forensic accounting.  Certified Fraud Examiners (CFEs) have a variety of job options, such as forensic accountant, compliance officer, internal or external auditor, state or private investigator, and law enforcement. CFEs can also become special agents, inspector generals, chief risk officers, chief compliance officers, and chief audit executives. In this article we’ll explore how the certification is earned and used. Read more

by Sarah Fisher May 07, 2020

A commodity trading advisor (CTA) has expertise in trading commodities and related instruments. Although a CTA can act much like a financial advisor, and some financial advisors may hold the designation, this designation is specific to advice related to commodities or futures trading. CTAs might manage investment accounts or trade futures on behalf of clients, and a CTA can be either an individual or a company. Here’s how the CTA certification is earned, and what it qualifies a financial professional to do. Read more

by Sarah Fisher May 07, 2020

Banks, brokerages, insurers and even some government agencies spend significant resources to identify, assess and mitigate financial risk. One of the top certifications for professionals in this line of work is the professional risk manager certification (PRM). Here’s what you should know about the certification, how to get it, the fees entailed, and what it equips designees to do. Read more

by Sarah Fisher May 15, 2020

Kansas hasn’t been hit as badly by COVID-19 as states like New York and California, but the pandemic has still affected the Sunflower State. As of mid-May, there were 7,468 reported cases and 164… Read more

by Sarah Fisher May 28, 2020

Even though Arkansas hasn’t been affected as much by COVID-19 as New York and California, the disease has still affected the Natural State. As of late April, there were more than 6,200 cases reported… Read more

by Sarah Fisher May 15, 2020

Mississippi hasn’t been hit as hard by COVID-19 as California, New York, and neighboring states like Louisiana, but the disease has still impacted the Magnolia State. By the middle of May 2020, there… Read more

by Sarah Fisher Apr 28, 2020

Connecticut has one of the highest per capita infection rates for COVID-19 in the U.S. As April came to a close, the Constitution State had more than 17,000 cases and had suffered more than 1,000… Read more

by Sarah Fisher Apr 27, 2020

Although Iowa hasn’t felt as much of an impact from coronavirus as higher-density states like California and New York, the virus has still affected many people in the Hawkeye State. On April 17, Gov.… Read more

by Sarah Fisher Apr 27, 2020

Although Oklahoma hasn’t been hit as hard by COVID-19 as California and New York, the disease has still affected the Sooner state. As of late April, there were 2,599 cases reported and 140 deaths.… Read more

by Sarah Fisher Apr 24, 2020

Many tragedies bring out scammers looking to take advantage of fear and suffering. The coronavirus pandemic has been no exception, with a litany of scams targeting those living in fear of the virus… Read more

by Sarah Fisher Apr 13, 2020

While testing for coronavirus should be free under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, treatment for COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) could be pricey. Your costs will vary depending on how… Read more

by Sarah Fisher Apr 14, 2020

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a 27-year-old federal law designed to protect the jobs of workers who need to take an unpaid leave of absence, for specified reasons, of up to 12 weeks. In… Read more

by Sarah Fisher Mar 27, 2020

The public-sector equivalent of an MBA, the MPA degree, demonstrates expertise in the executive leadership of government entities. It is a master’s level degree in public affairs. It is designed for… Read more

by Sarah Fisher Mar 20, 2020

Wyoming does not have a state inheritance tax or estate tax. However, the state has laws concerning intestate succession, probate, taxes, what makes a will valid and more. If you want professional… Read more

by Sarah Fisher Mar 19, 2020

Wisconsin does not have a state inheritance or estate tax. However, like every other state, Wisconsin has its own inheritance laws, including what happens if the decedent dies without a valid will.… Read more

by Sarah Fisher Mar 19, 2020

Vermont has no inheritance tax but it does have its own estate tax. In this article, we go into detail about that tax, and break down the state’s other inheritance laws: what happens if you die in… Read more

by Sarah Fisher Mar 10, 2020

Kansas does not have an estate tax or inheritance tax, but there are other state inheritance laws of which you should be aware. In this detailed guide of the  inheritance laws in the Sunflower State,… Read more

by Sarah Fisher Mar 10, 2020

Iowa does not have an estate tax, but it has an inheritance tax. In this article, we’ll explore the details of this tax, and break down Iowa’s other inheritance laws, including the probate process,… Read more

by Sarah Fisher Mar 03, 2020

Idaho has no state inheritance or estate tax. However, like all other states, it has its own inheritance laws, including the ones that cover what happens if the decedent dies without a valid will.… Read more

by Sarah Fisher Mar 09, 2020

Connecticut has no inheritance tax but it does have its own estate tax. In this article, we break down the Constitution State’s inheritance laws, including what happens if you die without a valid… Read more

by Sarah Fisher Feb 25, 2020

Arkansas does not have a state inheritance or estate tax. However, like any state, Arkansas has its own rules and laws surrounding inheritance, including what happens if the decedent dies without a… Read more

by Sarah Fisher Feb 24, 2020

Although Alaska levies no inheritance or estate tax, the federal estate tax may still apply,  depending on the value of their estate. In this article, we break down Alaska’s inheritance laws, its… Read more

by Sarah Fisher Feb 24, 2020

Although West Virginia has neither an estate tax or nor an inheritance tax, the federal estate tax may still apply, depending on the value of the estate. And like every U.S. state, West Virginia has… Read more

by Sarah Fisher Feb 24, 2020

Even though North Carolina has neither an estate tax or nor an inheritance tax, the federal estate tax still applies to North Carolinians, depending on the value of their estate. In this article, we… Read more

by Sarah Fisher Feb 24, 2020

Maine charges its own estate tax but has no inheritance tax. If the deceased doesn’t have a will probated by the court, inheritances can get a bit more complicated. In this guide we’ll discuss the… Read more