The latest from Ed SanFilippo

- by Ed SanFilippo, FinancialFeed

What is a certificate of deposit (CD)?

Say you’re setting aside money every month and looking at options for earning interest on those savings. A typical savings account might be the most obvious option, but certificates ...

- by Ed SanFilippo, FinancialFeed

Do you need a will?

According to a Gallup poll in 2016, less than 50% of Americans say they have a will describing their wishes for handling their money and estate after their death. Young ...

- by Ed SanFilippo, FinancialFeed

Understanding estate taxes

According to the IRS, estate taxes are a tax on a person’s right to transfer property at their death. In plainer English, this is a tax levied on the ...

- by Ed SanFilippo, FinancialFeed

BBQ on a budget

For some of us, one of the best parts of summer involves time spent in front of a hot grill. Whether you’re roasting vegetables or making the perfect steak, ...

- by Ed SanFilippo, FinancialFeed

Financial forethought for Fido

According to a 2018 survey, almost 70% of households in the US own a pet, and approximately a third of these will need an emergency trip to the veterinarian each ...

- by Ed SanFilippo, FinancialFeed

The ABCs of risk

A recent assessment of adults in the United States found that “risk” is one of the personal finance topics for which respondents have the least understanding. This is likely due ...