Connor Emmert is a former writer and NerdWallet authority on investing. Prior to joining NerdWallet in 2021, he spent several years as a licensed financial advisor with Bank of America/Merrill Lynch and Fisher Investments. Connor earned his bachelor's degree in English at Colby College. When he isn't researching and writing about personal finance, he enjoys traveling (on points, hopefully), reading fiction and spending time outside with his labradoodle.
- Education: B.A. in English from Colby College
- Previous experience: Financial advisor at Merrill, Fisher Investments
The latest from Connor
What Is a Testator? Definition and Estate Planning Role
A testator is a legal term for a deceased person who has left a last will and testament.
How Much Does a Funeral Cost?
Funeral planning is hard emotionally and financially; knowing what you're paying for can help alleviate the stress.
Community Property: What It Means for Your Assets, When It Applies
Community property law provides equal ownership of assets acquired during a marriage, but only in certain U.S. states.
Bequests: What They Are and How to Set One Up
Bequests can help ensure that specific assets you own go to certain heirs. There are five types of bequests.
What Are Joint Tenants With Right of Survivorship (JTWROS)?
Understanding the pros and cons of JTWROS accounts can help determine how to title jointly owned assets.
What Is an Executor, and What Do They Do?
An executor is legally responsible for carrying out the wishes of a deceased person and closing the estate.
How to Get a Death Certificate and How Long It Takes
Getting a death certificate can help with settling an estate, filing life insurance claims and other financial matters.
Why Did I Receive Two Social Security Checks This Month?
Two checks might land in the same month if you're receiving two different benefits or there's a quirk in the calendar.
How Many Dogecoins Are There?
There are over 132 billion Dogecoin tokens in circulation, and over a million newly minted Dogecoins are released to the public every day.
Wrapped Bitcoin (wBTC): What It Is and How to Use It
Wrapped Bitcoin is a token that allows Bitcoin holders to transact on the Ethereum blockchain network.
How to Buy Bitcoin With Cash App
Bitcoin is the only cryptocurrency available to purchase on the Cash App platform.
Cardano (ADA) vs. Solana (SOL): How They Compare
Both Cardano and Solana are blockchain networks that aim to be alternatives to Ethereum, but there are some slight differences between them.
GameFi: How Play-to-Earn Cryptocurrency Games Work
GameFi ecosystems allow players to earn digital assets by playing games.
Bitcoin Halving: How It Works, Why and When It Happens
Every four years, the reward for mining Bitcoin is cut in half.