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. Insurance

    Should You Buy Critical Illness Insurance?

    This type of insurance adds an extra layer of protection for those with a high-deductible health plan, but the coverage tends to be limited.
  2. Retirement

    When a 401(k) Hardship Withdrawal Makes Sense

    If you've exhausted all other avenues, there are ways to withdraw funds before age 59½ – sometimes without the 10% penalty that's usually due.
  3. Retirement

    SEC Rules Mean Big Changes for Money Market Funds

    "Prime” money market funds that buy both corporate and government debt will be able to charge redemption fees in a volatile market.
  4. Home & Auto

    Is Your Car Safe From Cyber Crime?

    More of our cars are coming equipped with internet-enabled devices. Should you be worried about hackers gaining access from a remote location?
  5. Entrepreneurship

    Credit (Receivables) Insurance: Does Your Business Need ...

    This type of insurance will reimburse your business if customers don’t pay their bills. It’s not cheap, but some companies shouldn’t be without it.
  6. Home & Auto

    Rent vs. Buy: It’s Different for Expensive Property

    For multi-million dollar homes, renting often nets out as costing less than the expenses/other financials of buying a comparable property.
  7. Savings

    How to Up Your Chances of Getting Student Aid

    Getting the best possible package for a college fund depends on minimizing assets and maximizing the energy you use to find possible funding sources.
  8. Trading Strategies

    Protect Your Nest Egg From A Bear Market

    The economy has its ups and downs. Investors who take a disciplined approach and diversify their portfolio are better prepared for the next bear market.
  9. Insurance

    How old should you be to get life insurance?

    There's really no pre-determined age when it suddenly becomes necessary to take out a life insurance policy. However, if there are people who depend on your income - especially children or a spouse - there's ...
  10. 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.
  11. Tax Strategy

    Executive Retirement: Pension vs. Lump Sum

    Choosing between these two options requires making an educated guess about your lifespan and understanding your tolerance for investment risk.
  12. Tax Strategy

    The Best Way to Help Your Parents Buy a Home

    If your are thinking of assisting your folks with a home purchase, be sure you understand the financial consequences before you make any offers.
  13. 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.
  14. Savings

    Did Your State Cut Unemployment Benefits?

    Many of the states now cutting back on unemployment benefits significantly under-funded their coffers prior to the Great Recession.
  15. Insurance

    HMOs: They're Back Under a New Name

    New style HMOs (aka ACOs) are cheaper and have shed some of the drawbacks of older versions. They're worth another look.
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