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
The latest from Kurt
Crypto Tax Rates for 2023: How to Calculate What You Owe
Yes, crypto is taxed. Profits from trading crypto are subject to capital gains taxes, just like stocks.
Why Is Crypto Down?
Regulatory uncertainty, industry turmoil and higher interest rates are not a tasty recipe for crypto.
Spot Fees: Top Crypto Exchange Rates, What to Know
You typically pay a fee each time you buy and sell cryptocurrency on an exchange.
Is Bitcoin a Good Investment?
Eye-popping returns make Bitcoin attractive, but make sure you understand the risks before investing.
Can You Hold Cryptocurrency in a Roth IRA?
Holding crypto in a Roth IRA has tax benefits, but it's not a widely available option.
How to Buy Matic (MATIC)
Matic is the digital token that powers Polygon, a platform that promises speed and scalability.
Ethereum Merge is Complete — Here’s What It Means for Investors
The merge changed how transactions are validated and cuts energy use by over 99%.
After a Fall, Crypto Winter Sets In
Cryptocurrencies hit a rough patch in 2022, with prices falling, Luna and Terra crashing and FTX filing for bankruptcy.
NEAR Protocol (NEAR): Current Price and How to Buy It
NEAR, which launched in 2020, is the token that powers NEAR's developer-friendly platform.
NerdWallet Small-Business Financing Index: Businesses Are Steady Amid Worries
New index measures delinquency rates, new loan volumes and optimism among small-business owners.
Accruals: How This Accounting Concept Works
Accruals are used to keep track of cash a business expects to pay or receive in the future.
Ethereum (ETH): What It Is, How It Works
ETH is more than a cryptocurrency: It powers a crypto-centric ecosystem.
How to Buy Cryptocurrency: What Investors Should Know
You'll want to decide what to buy, where to buy it and how to store your cryptocurrency.
5 Ways to Prepare for Better Interest Rates in Savings Accounts
Be ready to make an informed decision if interest rates rise.