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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