Kurt Woock started writing for NerdWallet in 2021. Prior to joining NerdWallet, Kurt was a writer and educator for Colorado PERA, a retirement system for public employees. Before that he was a legislative editor for the Colorado General Assembly. Kurt has a B.A. in music from Valparaiso University and an M.A. in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He lives in Detroit.
- Education: M.A. in journalism from the University of Missouri, B.A. from Valparaiso University
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A kitchen display system can keep your restaurant kitchen organized and running smoothly.
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Earning income in retirement can reduce your Social Security, but income earned before retirement doesn't count.
Legatee: What It Is, How It Works
The term "legatee" is often used in wills. It's distinct from similar terms "heir" and "beneficiary."
Swedish Death Cleaning: Purging Possessions Has Its Benefits
By simplifying your belongings and finances before you die, you can avoid burdening others with the task.
What Is the Total Cost of Owning an Electric Car?
Factoring in charging, insurance and maintenance gives you a clearer picture of your true costs.
Do You Need an Electric Car Loan to Buy Your EV?
Auto loans designed for electric vehicle buyers can have helpful features, but always double-check the bottom line.
Should I Buy an Electric Car?
Electric car owners might see lower ownership costs, but they might experience some growing pains, too.
How to Maintain Your Electric Car
Electric cars can be relatively easy and cheap to maintain, but their long-term track record is untested.
6 Electric Vehicles That Cost Less Than $40,000
As EVs enter the mainstream, more models are available at below-average prices.
Electrify America: What It Costs, and Where to Find Chargers
Electrify America has a national footprint and you get lower members-only prices for a few dollars per month.
How Long Electric Vehicle Batteries Can Last
Batteries can last a decade or longer, though peak performance may decline before then.
Cheapest Payment Gateways
Accepting payments online with these low-cost payment gateways can save you money.
How to Charge Your Electric Vehicle at Home
In most cases, installing Level 2 charging at home is worth the cost.
What Is a Level 2 Charger, and Should You Get One?
It’s five times faster than a Level 1 charger, and you can install one at home, unlike Level 3 chargers.