Daniel Kurt

Daniel Kurt is a Washington, D.C.-based freelance writer whose work has appeared in a variety of well known media outlets. His professional interests include educating everyday investors, covering interesting business trends and interviewing some of North America's most dynamic executives. He has a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and a Master's degree in Communication.

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  1. Retirement

    Tapping Retirement Funds Early – Without A Penalty

    The IRS offers several ways to skirt the 10% penalty on early retirement distributions.
  2. Taxes

    5 Smart Uses For Your Tax Refund

    Consider using the bulk of your refund to take care of long-term needs, like saving for retirement or college.
  3. Savings

    Why You Should Buy A Car Instead Of Leasing

    While leasing has certain advantages, buying a car tends to save you money in the long run and offers greater flexibility.
  4. Personal Finance

    What Gets You In Grad School: GPA Vs. Work History

    Grad schools usually take a holistic approach when evaluating applicants. That means it's a good idea to scrutinize every aspect of your application.
  5. Savings

    Is There a Way to Get Out of Your Car Lease Early?

    For those who no longer want their car for whatever reason, transferring the lease to an interested party can be a particularly appealing choice.
  6. Savings

    Your Lease Is Up: When Should You Buy The Car?

    In general, the fact that you know the car is to your benefit. Before deciding, compare the buyback price to what the car would go for on the open market.
  7. Savings

    When Is Leasing A Car Your Best Bet?

    Leasing a car isn't right for everyone. But it's attractive for those who want low initial payments and the ability to get a new vehicle every few years.
  8. Retirement

    The 10 Best Cities in Florida For Retirees

    The Sunshine State offers plenty of options for retirement-aged adults seeking warm weather and a favorable cost of living.
  9. Personal Finance

    Is a NYU Degree Worth the Steep Tuition Bill?

    The cost of attending NYU is above average, even for private universities. But research shows it can still be a good value.
  10. Personal Finance

    Columbia's Financial Aid Trumps Steep Tuition

    Despite its high tuition costs, Columbia University is surprisingly affordable for low- and middle-income students, thanks to its generous financial aid.
  11. Personal Finance

    At Harvard, Expect High Tuition But Generous Aid

    Harvard University might have one of the country’s highest tuition rates, but many students pay far less thanks to a strong financial aid program.
  12. Savings

    Picking A Lender: Quicken Loans Or A Local Bank?

    Online mortgage lender Quicken Loans has become known for its convenience and customer service. But brick-and-mortar banks offer benefits of their own.
  13. Savings

    Quicken Loans Vs. Other Mortgage Sources

    By allowing customers to initiate and manage the mortgage process online, Quicken Loans may appeal to borrowers who value convenience.
  14. Term

    Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

    A federal law designed to ensure equal pay for all workers, regardless of sex, race, national origin, age or religious affiliation.
  15. Term

    Age Discrimination In Employment Act Of 1967

    A federal statute protecting "certain applicants and employees" 40 years of age and older from workplace discrimination.
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