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. The Other Personal Bankruptcy Option: Chapter 13
    Credit & Loans

    The Other Personal Bankruptcy Option: Chapter 13

    In a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, filers develop a plan to repay all or part of their "past due" debt. Any allowable debt left afterward is discharged.
  2. Comparing Credit Card Companies
    Credit & Loans

    Comparing Credit Card Companies

    The four main credit card networks all have distinct strengths and drawbacks. Be sure you understand their unique traits before making a selection.
  3. Fed's Discount Rate
    Economics

    Fed's Discount Rate

    The Federal discount rate is the amount of interest a central bank charges private banks for short-term loans.
  4. Financing Options For Buyers Of Foreclosed Homes
    Credit & Loans

    Financing Options For Buyers Of Foreclosed Homes

    While the upcoming retirement of Fannie Mae’s HomePath program is sad news for those wanting a foreclosed home, check out programs at FHA and Freddie Mac.
  5. Interest Rates: Nominal and Real
    Economics

    Interest Rates: Nominal and Real

    An interest rate is the cost of borrowing money, expressed as a percentage of the loan amount. Interest rates are the primary yardstick for measuring how much return lenders will get. However, the stated ...
  6. Sovereign Debt Overview
    Economics

    Sovereign Debt Overview

    The national or government debt is a combination of both internal and external debt. The external debt is referred to as Sovereign Debt. Sovereign Debt refers to bonds issued by a nation’s government ...
  7. What pension benefits are available to military personnel?
    Retirement

    What pension benefits are available to military personnel?

    The United States military provides its members many benefits, including what many regard as a rather generous pension system, although it takes 20 years of service to become eligible. One unique aspect ...
  8. What Is Opportunity Cost And Why Does It Matter?
    Economics

    What Is Opportunity Cost And Why Does It Matter?

    Economists suggest that the "opportunity cost" of any decision, the value of the next-best alternative, is crucial to making sound choices.
  9. Goodwill and Intangible Assets: One And The Same?
    Investing Basics

    Goodwill and Intangible Assets: One And The Same?

    "Goodwill" is a broad category for non-physical assets that are impossible to separate from the business itself, whereas "intangible assets" are individually identifiable and can be sold separately from ...
  10. Internet Of Things
    Term

    Internet Of Things

    A network comprised of physical objects capable of gathering and sharing electronic information.
  11. How to Use Trailing Stops
    Trading Strategies

    How to Use Trailing Stops

    A trailing stop is an order to buy or sell a security if it moves in an unfavorable direction.
  12. PPI (Pixels Per Inch)
    Term

    PPI (Pixels Per Inch)

    A measure of the resolution, or clarity, of a video display. The higher the number of pixels per inch, or PPI, the more detail the screen will convey.
  13. Quantified Self
    Term

    Quantified Self

    The use of personal data to improve one’s health and well-being. The concept of Quantified Self entails tracking exercise, sleep patterns, diet and other factors and making lifestyle changes based on the ...
  14. Augmented Reality
    Term

    Augmented Reality

    The modification of a real-life environment by the addition of sound, visual elements or other sensory stimuli.
  15. Getting Acquainted With Treasury Stock
    Stock Analysis

    Getting Acquainted With Treasury Stock

    When publicly traded businesses decided to buy back some of their outstanding shares, it becomes treasury stock. Treasury stock confers no voting rights or dividends, but helps boost shareholder value ...
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