Amy Fontinelle

location-pin Los Angeles, CA

School: Washington University

Expertise: Grocery Shopping; Food News

Amy Fontinelle

  • 20 years of digital media experience with a focus in personal finance writing
  • Writer for Taste of Home, Forbes Advisor, The Motley Fool, Business Insider, Investopedia, International Business Times, MassMutual, Credible and more
  • Member of the Financial Planning Association


Amy has been a digital freelancer, writer and editor since 2006. Her work has been published by Taste of Home, Forbes Advisor, The Motley Fool and others. Amy cares about making challenging personal finance topics, like ways to save on groceries, easy to understand so people feel empowered to manage their finances and don't get taken advantage of. She wants everyone to experience the peace of mind and freedom that come from financial security.
Amy spends much of her free time in the kitchen making her own pizza dough and ricotta cheese.


  • Washington University, bachelor's degrees in Spanish, art and writing
  • University of California-Los Angeles Extension, certificate in journalism

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Articles & Recipes

Beef Prices Keep Going Up—Here’s Why

Here's why beef is so expensive right now, plus tips for coping with rising beef prices at the store.

What Are Angostura Bitters?

What are Angostura bitters? Once a stomach soother for soldiers, today they're a key cocktail component.

Why Are French Macarons So Expensive?

The short answer: Blame the high-end ingredients and necessary baking expertise. We asked Test Kitchen pro Josh Rink to explain.