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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The latest from Hal
What Is Stagflation? Are We Experiencing It Now?
A no-growth economy combined with high consumer prices compounds cost-of-living issues.
Money News: 3 Companies Commit Major Consumer Credit Blunders
Money News & Moves: How to protect your credit in light of recent events. Plus, a small positive turn in consumer prices.
Bots May Block Back-to-School Bargains; Romance Scams Target Crypto
Money News & Moves: AI is pricing for profits. Fake apps and The Fed. How a billion bucks might solve inflation.
Buying a Car, Gas or a Home: How Everything Is Different Now
Money News & Moves: How to budget to buy a car, and the forecast for gas prices. Also, how buying a home is changing.
Are 4-Day Workweeks, Flexible Hours the Future of Full-Time?
While a shorter week sounds appealing, there are trade-offs — and perhaps other ways to raise worker satisfaction.
Greedflation and Stagflation: Who’s to Blame and What to Do
Money News & Moves: Tough times require thoughtful financial strategies.
Got a Savings Goal? Consider Forming a Savings Circle
New tech blends with the long tradition of money pools to help groups of friends or family hit financial goals.
Money News & Moves: Prices and Rates Surge, Stocks and Crypto Slide
Economic news got you down? Don't slam carbs and cocktails. Take action.
Work From Home Jobs Are in Demand and Often Pay More
Know where to look for work-from-home jobs and how to maintain productivity.
Crypto May Be Coming to Your 401(k) — Here’s What to Know Now
You may soon have access to Bitcoin as an investment in your 401(k). But think about how you react to losses before jumping in.
11 Best Personal Expense Tracker Apps
The top apps are based on ratings on app platforms and popularity among users.
Mortgage Points: Should You Pay These Optional Fees?
Mortgage points are fees you pay to reduce your mortgage interest rate and monthly payment.