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
The latest from Kim
Home Remodeling in 2022 Calls for Patience and Flexibility
Supply and demand issues are expected to continue weighing on home remodelers through 2022.
Sezzle Buy Now, Pay Later: 2023 Review
Sezzle offers interest-free payment plans to shoppers online and in stores, but keep an eye on costly rescheduling and reactivation fees.
Avoid the Risks of Having Multiple Buy Now, Pay Later Loans
Taking on multiple BNPL payments can be risky. Budget ahead of time and beware the temptation to overspend at checkout.
Tally App 2023 Review: Consolidate Your Credit Card Debt
The Tally app helps users manage credit card debt and offers a variable-rate line of credit to consolidate high-interest cards. Compare it with other debt consolidation loans.
What Do Rising Interest Rates Mean for Personal Loans?
Hikes in overall interest rates can impact personal loans, but factors under your control can also influence the cost.
Financial Therapists Say to Disrupt Debt Cycle, Look at Your Money Beliefs
If you find yourself in a cycle of debt, you may need to address the root cause. These tips from financial therapists can help.
Best Debt Consolidation Loans for Bad Credit
A debt consolidation loan may be a good option for borrowers with bad credit. Pre-qualify with multiple lenders and choose a loan with a lower interest rate than your existing debts.
6 Buy Now, Pay Later Apps in 2023
These popular buy now, pay later apps will split your purchase into equal installments, usually with no interest.
PayPal Pay in 4: 2023 Review
PayPal’s Pay in 4 lets you buy now and pay later with a simple plan that charges zero interest and no late fees.
Hardship Loans: How to Borrow Money During a Financial Setback
A hardship loan can be any funds borrowed during a financial challenge. Compare all options before you borrow.
How Purchase Plans and Pay Advances Could Change in 2022
BNPL and paycheck advance companies may draw the attention of competitors and regulators in 2022.
MoneyLion Instacash Review: Cash Advances in 2023
MoneyLion’s Instacash gives app users small cash advances, but you’ll pay a fee to get funds instantly.
How to Get a Personal Loan in 6 Steps
Getting a personal loan starts with checking your credit, getting pre-qualified and comparing loan options.
Should You Use a Cash Advance App for Holiday Shopping?
Cash advance apps offer a boost at the holidays, but consumer advocates say they could lead to a cycle of debt.