Daniel Kurt

  • • 10+ years of experience reporting on investments and personal finance for global outlets
  • • Writer of the "Bank of Dad" column for Fatherly.com, which tackles finance questions posed by millennial parents
  • • Published in a variety of digital and traditional media outlets, including Investopedia.com, RothIRA.com, AARP Bulletin and Exceptional magazine


Daniel has more than 10 years of experience reporting on personal finance topics, including retirement planning, saving for college and shopping for health insurance. His articles have appeared on the popular websites Investopedia.com and RothIRA.com as well as in publications such as AARP Bulletin and Exceptional magazine. Daniel currently writes the "Bank of Dad" column for Fatherly.com, which addresses finance questions posed by Millennial parents.


Daniel earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and his Master of Arts in Communication at Marquette University.

Quote from Daniel

"You don't have to be a professional investor or legal expert to manage your money wisely. I try to make complicated topics as accessible as I can, so readers can make smarter decisions that help them achieve their long-term goals."

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  1. College Costs

    Deciding on Going to College in Europe

    If you're deciding whether to get a degree abroad, first do your research and talk to alumni who have completed the same ...
  2. High Net Worth Strategy

    How Investing in ‘Turnkey’ Property Works

    Turnkey properties can make sense for people who want a real estate investment without truly being in the real estate business. ...
  3. High Net Worth Strategy

    Get the Most Out of Employee Stock Options

    Stock options can be lucrative for employees who know how to avoid unnecessary taxes.
  4. Retirement Savings

    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 ...
  5. Buzz & Trending

    The Marijuana Business: Growing Like a Weed

    With a wave of new states legalizing recreational marijuana, job – and investment – growth has only sparked more interest ...
  6. Life Insurance

    Saving for College: Life Insurance or 529?

    These are the two main choices for parents saving for college costs. Know the pros and cons of both before you choose.
  7. FA Profession

    Survey Shows SEC Disclosure Doesn’t Clarify New Broker Standards

    A survey reveals that the SEC’s mandatory disclosure form doesn't help consumers understand proposed changes to standards ...
  8. High Net Worth Strategy

    Are You in the Top One Percent of the World?

    If you live in an industrialized country, cracking the top 1% of income earners isn't as difficult as you might think.
  9. College Costs

    Understanding the Differences of GRE vs. GMAT

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

    Benchmark Oils: Brent Blend, WTI and Dubai

    Most crude oil prices worldwide are pegged to the influential Brent, WTI or Dubai/Oman benchmarks.
  11. Investing Strategy

    Is Warren Buffett's 90/10 Asset Allocation Sound?

    Warren Buffett made waves when he said 90% of his wife's assets would be allocated to stocks. Is it a good idea for typical ...
  12. Retirement Living

    What Are Nontraded BDCs?

    Non-traded BDCs, which lend to high-risk companies, have become popular among income-oriented investors. But they also carry ...
  13. Markets & Economy

    Why and When Do Countries Default?

    Countries can default on their debt. This happens when the government is either unable or unwilling to make good on its fiscal ...
  14. Children/Family

    What You Should Know About Gay Marriage Tax Benefits

    Thanks to a Supreme Court ruling, same-sex couples can now take advantage of gay marriage tax benefits – or they may end ...
  15. Taxes

    Your Tax Preparer Screwed Up – Now What?

    Even professional tax preparers can make mistakes. Make sure to choose a tax advisor that is qualified, but here's what to ...
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