Kimberly Palmer is a personal finance expert at NerdWallet. She is also the author of three books about money: "Smart Mom, Rich Mom," "The Economy of You" and “Generation Earn.” Kimberly's work also appears at NerdWallet Canada.
- Education: B.A. in history from Amherst College, M.P.P. from The University of Chicago
- Awards: Henry Luce Foundation Fellowship, Journalists in Aging Fellowship, Gerontological Society of America
- Previous experience: US News & World Report, AARP Magazine
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To avoid the negativity that can come from financial envy, focus on your own money goals.
Family Budgeting Tips That Actually Work
Following a family budget is challenging, especially when unexpected costs pop up, but staying flexible will help.
How to Safely Use Payment Apps
Scams are common on peer-to-peer payment apps, but you can keep your money safe.
How to Tackle Holiday Debt That Lingers
Paying off accrued debt, no matter the source, starts with making a plan and picking strategies.
How to Financially Coexist With Boomerang Kids
Parents can protect their own finances while they try to help their children find their footing.