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
Square Fees: How Much Does Square Cost in 2023?
The price of Square's business products can include a per-charge fee for payments, subscriptions and hardware.
What Is Square?
Square serves small businesses with a lineup that includes point-of-sale, marketing and financial products.
What Is Cash-Back Auto Loan Refinancing?
Getting cash back when refinancing your car can be useful in some situations, but it also can be risky.
Accepting Bitcoin at Your Business: Pros, Cons and How to Get Started
You'll want to think about who to partner with and integration, as well as your cash-conversion strategy.
Payment Links: How They Work, Who Offers Them
Payment links allow you to accept payments quickly and don't require you to have a website.
How Much Does It Cost to Charge an Electric Car?
Charging is usually cheaper than gas, but where you plug in can save you even more.
SumUp Review 2023: Pros and Cons, Pricing, Alternatives
SumUp is a low-cost option for accepting payments but hardware choices are limited.
What Is a Payment Processor?
A payment processor is a must-have for businesses that accept cards. Here's what to know.
SumUp vs. Square: Which Is Right for Your Business?
SumUp and Square both offer low-cost ways to accept card payments.
Paylocity Payroll Review 2022: Benefits, Drawbacks, Alternatives
For midsize and large businesses, Paylocity's all-in-one platform could be a good fit, but its advanced features may be more than some small businesses need.
Succession Planning: How It Works, Steps to Take
A good plan should develop potential candidates before a position opens up.
How to Navigate a Crypto Crash in 2023
Crypto is a volatile asset. Here's how to handle the sudden drops in price.
Bitcoin ETFs: Definition, Pros and Cons
Bitcoin ETFs give investors easy access to cryptocurrency prices, but there are drawbacks
High-Risk Merchant Accounts and Credit Card Processing: What You Need to Know
A high-risk merchant account allows some businesses that are considered high risk to accept credit and debit card payments.