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. Term

    Service Mark

    A brand name or logo that identifies the provider of a service.
  2. Investing Basics

    The 10 Biggest Latin American Banks

    Brazil is home to most of the major banks in Latin America, claiming six of the ten largest financial institutions in the region.
  3. GAP insurance can help if you have significant negative equity in your car, but major insurers will generally give you a better deal than the dealership.
    Insurance

    Steer Clear of Over-Priced Gap Insurance Providers

    Major insurers will generally give you a better deal on gap insurance than a car dealership. But watch for gaps in gap coverage.
  4. Investing Basics

    What's the Role of an Investment Bank?

    Investment banks provide financial advice to businesses and governments and help them raise capital through the sale of stocks, bonds and other products.
  5. Federally registering your brand name or logo offers the broadest protection against potential trademark infringement.
    Investing

    How to Register Your Trademark

    Federally registering your brand name or logo offers the broadest protection against potential trademark infringement.
  6. The decision to pursue a patent, trademark or copyright depends on the type of intellectual property you’re trying to shield.
    Investing

    Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights: The Basics

    The decision to pursue a patent, trademark or copyright depends on the type of intellectual property you’re trying to shield.
  7. When filing a patent, be ready to pay attorney fees, filing fees and other related expenses. Usually the total bill is a few thousand dollars.
    Investing

    What's The Cost To File A Patent?

    When filing a patent, be ready to pay attorney fees, filing fees and other related expenses. Usually the total bill is a few thousand dollars.
  8. GAP insurance makes sense for drivers who are significantly upside-down on their loan. That includes lessees and buyers with a small down payment.
    Insurance

    Do Drivers Really Need Gap Insurance?

    Gap insurance is worth it for drivers who are significantly upside-down on their car loan. That includes lessees and buyers with a small down payment.
  9. GAP insurance takes care of the shortfall if your car is stolen or totaled, and the insurer pays you less than you owe on your auto loan.
    Insurance

    Get Up To Speed On Car Gap Insurance

    It covers the shortfall if your car is stolen or totaled, and insurance pays less than you owe on your loan. Dealers may push you to buy it. Should you?
  10. Investing

    7 Factors That Affect Your Life Insurance Quote

    While age and gender have the most impact on your life insurance premiums, even your family medical history and hobbies can affect how much you pay.
  11. Insurance

    For Life Insurers, Making Money Is A Numbers Game

    Life insurance is a data-driven industry that relies on complex financial models to predict future expenses and income from premiums and investments.
  12. Some credit cards offer travel coverage, which may include trip cancellations, lost baggage and rental car damages.
    Credit & Loans

    Do Your Card's Travel Benefits Make The Grade?

    If you take frequent trips, it pays to evaluate the different travel benefits that a credit card offers – from airline miles to hotel discounts.
  13. Some credit cards offer travel coverage, which may include trip cancellations, lost baggage and rental car damages.
    Insurance

    Credit Cards With Travel Insurance

    Some credit cards offer travel coverage, which may include trip cancellations, lost baggage and rental-car damages. Just don't pay for more than you'd use.
  14. If paying for a missed flight or lost baggage is prohibitive, obtaining some flight insurance might just be a good idea.
    Insurance

    Flight Insurance Can Take The Worry Out Of Flying

    If paying for a missed flight or lost baggage is prohibitive, obtaining some flight insurance might just be a good idea.
  15. If you're traveling to Europe, make sure you have a widely accepted credit card that uses chip technology. It doesn't hurt to have some cash, too.
    Credit & Loans

    Is Cash Or Credit Better For European Trips?

    If you're traveling to Europe, make sure you have a widely accepted credit card that uses chip technology. It doesn't hurt to have some cash, too.
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