Kim Lowe is a lead assigning editor on NerdWallet's loans team. She covers consumer borrowing, including topics like personal loans, buy now, pay later and cash advance apps. She joined NerdWallet in 2016 after 15 years at MSN.com, where she held various content roles including editor-in-chief of the health and food sections. Kim started her career as a writer for print and web publications that covered the mortgage, supermarket and restaurant industries. Kim earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Iowa and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Washington. She works from her home near Portland, Oregon.
- Education: B.S. in Journalism from University of Iowa, MBA from University of Washington
- Previous experience: Editor at MSN.com
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You’ll need funding, credentials, a legal structure and a license before launching a medical practice.
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While operating a profitable floral shop is not easy, you don’t need a lot of capital to get started.
5 Things to Know Before Your First Loan Application
To prepare to apply for your first loan, check your credit and compare income with your monthly debt payments.
Small Business Tax Tip: Depreciation Can Save You Money
Business owners can take this valuable income tax deduction by depreciating the value of property or assets.
Are Personal Loans Bad? Not Always
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Balance Transfer Card or Personal Loan: Which Is Right for You?
Compare two ways to consolidate debt: a balance transfer credit card and a personal loan.