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Christa Avampato

Christa is a writer and business leader based in New York City. She has written for The Washington Post, The Motley Fool, and Royal Media Partners publications.

Latest articles by Christa Avampato

6 Moves You Should Make Now for Your 2018 Taxes

The end of the year is fast approaching. Take some time now to get your taxes in order and you'll thank yourself come April.

7 Podcasts for Foodies

Love podcasts? Love food? Put those two passions together and enjoy these delectable foodie podcasts — you can even listen while dining!

How Your New Job Might Affect Your Mortgage Application

You just started a new job. Now, you want a new home. With the right strategy, you can still get a mortgage.

6 Money Moves to Make After Buying Your First House

You bought your first home! Now you need to take a few steps to immediately to protect your finances.

7 Fun Podcasts for Kids (That Parents Love, Too)

These podcasts promote listening skills and give kids a much-needed break from their screens. You could use a break, too!

Buying a House? Here's Where to Keep Your Down Payment

When you're saving for a house in the near future, it's the return of the money, not the return on the money, that matters most.

6 Ways the Government Helps Disaster Victims Recover

The government is playing a vital role in helping disaster victims get back on their feet. Find out how your tax dollars work!

How to Select a Charity to Donate to After a Natural Disaster

Before making a charitable donation after a natural disaster, it's important to make sure your gift is going to a reputable organization. Here's how to check.

10 New Podcasts That'll Improve Your Money Mindset

Love tuning in to podcasts? Add these 10 to your to-listen list for a better money mindset.

Don't Make These 5 Common Mistakes When Writing a Will

Everyone needs a last will and testament. Make it easier on your loved ones by avoiding these mistakes.

5 Business Lessons From These Child Entrepreneurs

What can you learn from kid entrepreneurs? Just about everything you need to know to launch a successful business!

6 Easy, Affordable Ways to Make Your Home Even Cozier This Autumn

Fall and winter are on the way. Is your home ready for all the cozy to come? Just add Hygge and it will be!

Why Donating Money Is the Best Thing You Can Do After a Natural Disaster

There's a natural impulse to donate after a natural disaster. But donating goods over money is not always the best idea.

How Smart Shoppers Will Save at Amazon's Whole Foods

Whole Foods just got a whole lot cheaper thanks to Amazon. Are you ready to save big?

The Easy Way to Sublet Your Apartment

You need to break a lease, but you don't want to pay for it. Why not try subletting your pad?

How Nutrition Labels Are About to Get Better

Nutrition Facts labels are about to get their first major makeover in 25 years. Will they help us eat healthier?

A Granny Pod May Be the Smartest Way to Care for an Elderly Parent

Long-term care for an elderly parent or relative has a new, affordable option: Meet the granny pod.

4 Affordable Autumn Destinations for Nature Lovers

Want your fall foliage at an affordable price? These destinations have it all.

5 Actions Women Can Take Right Now to Get Their Retirement On Track

The road to retirement isn't always easy. Women especially need to take the reins to jump-start their savings.

3 Things You Should Do Immediately After Losing Your Passport

If you lose your passport, take a deep breath, and do these things immediately.