Amy Sorter

Amy Sorter is a finance and real estate journalist with more than 20 years of experience. Her writing has been featured in The Business Journals and The Simple Dollar.

Here’s How to Ask for a Raise During the Pandemic

Decreasing business revenues, furloughs and layoffs in the face of COVID-19 have been more the rule than the exception for many U.S. companies. A…

Why Have 94% of Student Loan Forgiveness Applications Been Denied?

In early September, the U.S. Department of Education told a federal court it denied almost all loan forgiveness applications submitted by student…

Insurance Terms to Know If You’re Filing for Unemployment Right Now

Since the pandemic, the number of unemployment benefits claims has skyrocketed, with a shocking 17 million claims reported in a three-w…

11 Ways to Donate to West Coast Wildfire Victims

Firefighters continue their heroic efforts against West Coast wildfires, which continue to destroy hundreds of thousands of acres, creating…

These 7 Cities Are Dropping Rent Due to COVID-19

COVID-19 has impacted many sectors of the economy, which, affects rent prices in several cities across the United States. Unlike a year…

You Don’t Have to Pay Federal Student Loans Until 2021 — But You Should

Approximately 43 million Americans who carry student debt backed by federal government programs can reduce or suspend loan payments unt…