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. Entrepreneurship

    Can I Become An Angel Investor?

    Because of SEC rules, you already need significant assets to become an angel investor.
  2. Retirement

    Avoid These 5 Scams Targeting Senior Citizens

    Unfortunately, many scam artists try to prey on people whom they perceive as particularly vulnerable, especially seniors.
  3. Personal Finance

    Are You In The Top One Percent Of The World?

    If you live in an industrialized country, cracking the top one percent of income earners isn't as difficult as you might think.
  4. Credit & Loans

    Save? (Or Prepay Your Mortgage Or Student Loan?)

    With low-interest rate loans, you might be better off paying just your monthly minimum and investing whatever extra funds you have.
  5. Credit & Loans

    Not a U.S. Citizen? A Home Loan is Still Possible

    Many banks and mortgage companies offer conventional and FHA home loans to non-U.S. citizens, if they can verify their work history and financial status.
  6. Economics

    Assessing The Pros & Cons of Immigration Reform

    Many of the arguments for and against immigration reform focus on the economic impact of the legislation, including its effect on job growth and wages.
  7. Credit & Loans

    Is it Worth Saving Up for a Bigger Down Payment?

    There are numerous low-down-payment mortgage options out there, but sometimes it makes sense to build up your savings so you can borrow less.
  8. Retirement

    IUL Insurance: An Alternative Retirement Plan?

    Indexed universal life insurance is the rise. But critics argue that wisely allocated IRA and 401(k) funds will normally offer better returns.
  9. Personal Finance

    Best Websites To Find A Job In Finance

    Using the right job boards for your industry can dramatically reduce the time it takes to find gainful employment. And hiring is on the rise right now.
  10. Retirement

    When Is It Better To Forgo A Roth Account?

    Depending on how much you're currently earning, a traditional IRA sometimes offers more tax relief than its Roth counterpart.
  11. Credit & Loans

    Meet The Company Behind Your FICO Score

    There are other credit scores that evaluate lending risk, but FICO is still the choice of most U.S. lenders.
  12. Credit & Loans

    Cash Back, Miles or 0% APR: Comparing Card Perks

    Consumers have a lot of choice these days when it comes to credit card rewards, including cash back, airline miles and introductory periods of 0% APR.
  13. Credit & Loans

    Is An MIT Education Worth the Tuition?

    An education from MIT may look pricey on the surface, but the earning potential of graduates means it's usually a very solid investment.
  14. Personal Finance

    SAT Vs. ACT: 6 Key Differences

    While there's some overlap in content, the ACT and SAT exams have significant differences that students should consider before choosing which to take.
  15. Personal Finance

    GMAT or GRE: Is One Better for MBA Applicants?

    In prior years, those applying to an MBA program had to take the GMAT exam. Today, a growing number of universities accept the GRE as well.
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