Hal M. Bundrick is a personal finance writer and a NerdWallet authority in money matters. He is a certified financial planner and former financial consultant and senior investment specialist for Wall Street firms. Hal advised families, business owners, nonprofits and trusts, as well as managed group employee retirement plans in the South and Midwest. Hal now works to make financial topics understandable and jargon-free.
- Credentials: CFP (Certified Financial Planner)
- Previous experience: Financial advisor, senior investment specialist
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Industries Most Likely to See Layoffs + How to Save Your Job
Money News & Moves: As layoffs escalate, these are the jobs most at risk — and how to protect yours.
How Pay Transparency May Affect Your Job Search or Next Raise
As states and cities add rules about disclosing salaries, job seekers and workers can put the data to use.
Privacy Hacks May Hurt Your Credit + You Won! Can You Hide?
Money News & Moves: Security fails routinely expose your personal financial info. And you can't even buy privacy.
Stubbornly High Prices, a Way to Boost Savings and ‘Ticketmaybe’
Money News & Moves: Some prices won't respond to an inflation cure, and here's why.
Save for ‘Retirement’? Generate Lifetime Income Instead
Money News & Moves: Also, Google pays for tracking us, and crypto isn't broken.
Avoiding ‘Shiny Thing’ Strategies for Making Money
Money News & Moves: Trendy ways to make more money can go bad fast. Plus, the latest on inflation and an unusual heist.
A High Cost to Stop Inflation: Sink the Economy and Spark Unemployment
Money News & Moves: Fed interest rate hikes so far this year have been slow to move the needle on inflation.
How the Honey Chrome Extension Works to Save You Money
Honey is a browser add-on offering real-time price discounts when you shop online and can alert you to price drops.
This Black Friday Promises the Gift of Fewer Supply Chain Issues
For the most part, retailers are well stocked for Black Friday sales. In fact, frequent discounts are expected.
Hunting Price Breaks on Groceries, Cars and TV, and an I-Bond ‘Surprise’
Money News & Moves: Prices keep going up, but some recent developments and key advice can help you save.
The Kardashian Case: The Perils of Social Media Money Advice
Money News & Moves: Influencers like giving advice but don't know your situation. Ask three things before buying in.
When Will Inflation Go Down?
The Federal Reserve’s plan to cure inflation will take time. Here’s when we’re likely to see progress.
Socially Conscious Financial Decisions in Tight Times
Even if you can't donate cash to causes you care about, volunteer and use everyday dollars to effect change.
Inflation’s Toll on Your Credit; Why a Broker Shouldn’t Text You
Money News & Moves: Inflation's credit score toll. Plus, why financial advisors can't text, and California's electric car quandary.