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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Should You Get a Home Improvement Loan From Your Contractor?
Getting a loan through your general contractor may be convenient, but take the time to compare other financing options, too.
Truist Ready Now Loan: 2023 Review
The Ready Now loan from Truist is available in $100 increments up to $1,000, with a fee of $5 per $100 borrowed.
Wells Fargo Flex Loan: 2023 Review
The Flex Loan from Wells Fargo comes in amounts of $250 or $500, for a flat fee of $12 or $20, respectively.
What I Learned About Personal Loans — After Getting Rejected for One
Friends and family may have good advice, but when it comes to choosing a personal loan, do your own research, too.
How Fresh Tax Credits, Rebates Can Launch Your Eco Home Update
Tax credits are available now for small home updates, while larger rebates are expected later this year or early next.
SeedFi No Longer Offers Borrow & Grow Personal Loans
SeedFi's Borrow & Grow personal loan attracted low-credit consumers. Compare borrowing and credit-building alternatives.
3 Steps to Consolidating Credit Card Debt in the New Year
Debt consolidation combines multiple debts into one monthly payment at a lower interest rate and can help you eliminate credit card debt this year.
How to Make Holiday Returns With Buy Now, Pay Later
Buy now, pay later returns can be tricky. Maximize your chances of making a successful BNPL return by following these steps.
What Is Earned Wage Access?
Earned wage access is a company benefit that lets employees request part of their paycheck before payday.
Reach Financial Personal Loans: 2023 Review
Reach Financial offers credit card consolidation loans to borrowers with good credit. The lender stands out for flexible repayment options, including customizable terms.
How High-Interest ‘Rent-a-Bank’ Loans Sidestep State Rate Caps
Rent-a-bank loans are online loans that may charge triple-digit APRs in states that cap interest rates on small loans.
Peerform No Longer Offers New Personal Loans
Peerform no longer offers new personal loans. Compare personal loans from banks, credit unions and online lenders.
An Investment for the Future: How to Pay for Egg Freezing
Financing through a clinic, insurance coverage or a personal loan can help manage the cost of egg freezing.
HSBC No Longer Offers New Personal Loans
HSBC is no longer offering personal loans. Explore other alternatives from banks, online lenders and credit unions.