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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Bank Failures Show Us What Not to Do With Our Own Finances
Money News & Moves: Remembering important money-managing lessons that some bank execs apparently forgot.
Don’t Want to Fully Merge Finances? Consider a Money Partnership
Money News & Moves: Tax time can be a good opportunity for couples to strengthen their approach to money.
What Is Considered Low Income?
A widely used federal guideline defines low income as $14,580 annually for one person and $30,000 for a family of four.
Dollar Store Demand + the Wild Card that Could Sink Wealth
Money News & Moves: Dollar stores are getting more of our cash but remember, health and wealth are closely related.
Age of AI: ChatGPT, Bard and How Money Advice Might Evolve
Money News & Moves: Without specific information, chatbots provide generic if/then answers. But then, so do humans. What’s ahead?
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.