Kirsten VerHaar is an editor for personal finance, with an English literature degree from the University of Colorado Boulder. In her previous roles, she was a lead editor with eBay, where she managed a team of writers who produced coverage for the site's global content team. She has also written for Yahoo. Since joining NerdWallet in 2015, she has covered topics as wide-ranging as vacuums (yes, really), budgeting and Black Friday.
The latest from Kirsten
Budgeting 101: How to Budget Money
Divide your income among needs, wants, savings and debt repayment, using the 50/30/20 budget.
How Cash-Back Sites Give You Money for Shopping
You can get a percentage of your qualifying purchase back when you sign up and buy through such sites.