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

    Warren Buffett's Investment Lessons for Retirees

    For those in retirement, Warren Buffett's clear, timeless advice on investing is worth a look.
  2. Investing News

    Mutual Funds: Don’t Overpay for Them

    Over the past several years, the average expense ratio that fund companies charge has dropped. For most investors, that means better returns.
  3. Retirement

    The High Net Worth Guide to Medicare

    In the years ahead, wealthy seniors will pick up an even bigger part of the Medicare tab. However, there are ways to minimize the bill.
  4. Credit & Loans

    Student Loan Forgiveness: A New Route

    DeVry (and other for-profit) students & grads, pay attention: An obscure direct-loan program reg could make it possible to have student loans forgiven.
  5. Investing

    What is finance?

    "Finance" is a broad term that describes two related activities: the study of how money is managed and the actual process of acquiring needed funds. Because individuals, businesses and government entities ...
  6. Savings

    The Generation Gap in Retirement Savings

    Baby Boomers may be closer to retirement, but compared to Millennials, they’re less likely to be on track with their savings.
  7. Retirement

    Bond Ladders: A Bad Idea for Retirees?

    Using a ladder approach may sound smart, but purchasing individual bonds usually means higher costs and less flexibility than buying bond funds.
  8. Retirement

    Talking to Your Kids About Your Retirement

    Having a frank conversation with your adult children is a good way to manage their expectations about future help from you. Find a way to raise the topic.
  9. Retirement

    9 Canny Ways to Avoid Outliving Your Money

    Most Americans are hoping to enjoy multiple decades of retirement, but maintaining enough assets to last that long can be a challenge.
  10. Retirement

    The Finances of (Actual) Retirement

    Now that you’re retired for real, what should you do with your 401(k) and other funds to stay solvent and have fun? Our tutorial walks you through it.
  11. Retirement

    What Role Should Annuities Play in Retirement?

    Fixed annuities can provide income protection for those worried about outliving their assets. But don't buy a bigger policy than you really need.
  12. Investing Basics

    Understanding Benchmark Oils: Brent Blend, WTI and Dubai

    Most crude oil prices worldwide are pegged to the influential Brent, WTI or Dubai/Oman benchmarks.
  13. Retirement

    Is Buffett's 90/10 Asset Allocation Sound?

    Warren Buffett made waves when he said 90% of his wife's bequest would go toward stocks. Is it a good idea for typical investors to follow this same rule?
  14. Retirement

    Do Wealthy Parents Raise Wealthy Kids?

    Researchers are finding that it’s a lot easier to crack the top tier of income earners if your parents made it there before you.
  15. Investing Basics

    What the ‘Fiduciary Rule’ Means for Investors

    This proposed rule may help people saving for retirement, but it also adds cost and complexity for brokers and insurance agents.
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