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
Financial Goals: Definition and Examples
Financial goals are the monetary targets you strive to hit, such as saving for a wedding or eliminating student loan debt.
Budget Calendar: What It Is and Why It Matters
A budget calendar can help you plan your monthly spending and keep track of payment due dates.
What Is a Budget?
A budget is a way to balance income, expenses and financial goals for a specific length of time.
What to Buy Every Month in 2019
If you plan your shopping now, you can save money throughout the year.
Savings Goal Calculator
Input your goal amount and current savings to determine how much to contribute every month.
A Balance Transfer Card Could Help You Pay Off Debt Faster
Some cards allow you to go at least 18 months without paying interest.