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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The latest from Kimberly
Holiday Survival Strategies From 5 Financial Educators
Money pros emphasize sticking to a list, getting creative with gifts — and starting to save for next year in January.
5 Ways to Save Money on Holiday Shopping This Season
Consumers face a lot of pressure this year, but there are strategic ways to cut costs.
How to Handle Your Medical Bills
Medical bills can quickly become overwhelming, but consumers often have more power than they might think.
How to Find a Happy Balance Among Competing Savings Goals
Deciding how to prioritize different savings goals can be overwhelming, but financial experts recommend ordering them by urgency.
How to Afford Big-Ticket Items for the Year
If you need to make a big purchase this year, such as furniture or an appliance, plan around sales and your budget.
Why Managing Your Money Starts With Your Emotions
Dealing with your feelings about money can clear away obstacles to making smart financial decisions.
How to Deal With Rising Prices and Interest Rates
As the cost of purchases and debt climbs, try these tips to cut spending in some key budget areas.
To Fight Inflation, Take Down Food Expenses
Rising food prices are putting pressure on household budgets, but cooking more creatively can help control costs.
Spring-Clean Your Finances With Some Automation
Automating paying bills and saving money can save time, but be strategic with your approach and check in regularly.
How to Put Your Tax Refund to Work for You
Paying into an emergency fund and getting rid of high-interest debt are top priorities.