Kimberly Palmer

Senior Writer/Spokesperson  |  Personal finance, budgeting, family finances

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.

In addition to writing a column published in outlets across the U.S., Kimberly takes readers behind the scenes and shares how she follows personal finance advice in her own life. Read Kimberly's first-person pieces.

  • 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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Should I Lend Money to Friends?

If your best friend suddenly loses their job and is falling behind on rent or mortgage payments, how can you best help them out?

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