Amy E. Buttell

Amy Buttell is a journalist who writes about personal finance, investing, healthcare and accounting. She got started writing about investing and personal finance when she realized she owned several mutual funds recommended by a broker and had no idea whether they were any good or what she needed. That event along with her insatiable curiosity landed her first assignment as mutual fund columnist for Better Investing magazine, a position she still holds today after nearly 10 years on the job.

She writes for,, the Journal of Financial Planning, AARP: The Magazine, The Investment Professional, and She is the author of The Better Investing Mutual Fund Handbook and contributed to the book, Online Investing Hacks. She lives in Erie, PA with her two sons and two cats in a house near Lake Erie.

Personal Investing: The Missing Manual Personal Investing: The Missing Manual
by Bonnie Biafore, Amy E. Buttell, Carol Fabbri
May 2010
Print: $21.99
Ebook: $17.99

"...this book is an easier and more enjoyable read than its cousins in similar guidebook series."
--Megan Just, Sacramento Book Review

"This admirably clear, simple, sensible, honest, and astute guide explains everything you wish you'd learned earlier about how to mind your money. If you'd rather make yourself than Wall Street rich and secure, here's the sound advice you need."
--Amory B. Lovins

"Personal Investing: The Missing Manual is a compelling approach to guiding your financial life using your own values and goals. "
--Lisa Hendrickson

"I have now read a few of the missing manual books and have been impressed with all of them thus far, and this one was no different...This book opened my eyes and helped me to gain a better understanding of what some of the things that our investment people were talking about in the past."
--Dad of Divas, An Island Life