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
How to Budget for Short-Term and Long-Term Financial Goals
Learn the difference between these financial goals, as well as how to budget and save for them.
6 Places to Shop on Black Friday — Big-Boxes and Beyond
In addition to stores like Walmart and Best Buy, you can find competitive deals at wholesale clubs and office supply stores.
7 Tips for Getting an Apartment Without a Credit Check
Try offering references, getting a roommate, paying a larger deposit or working with an individual landlord.
How to Cancel Subscriptions on iPhone, iPad and Mac
Manage, cancel or reactivate subscriptions on your Apple devices using a few simple steps.
How to Get Free or Cheap Museum Admission
Try getting a deal through your bank, the local library or other affiliations.