Rick VanderKnyff leads the team responsible for expanding NerdWallet content to additional topics within personal finance. Previously, he has worked as a channel manager at MSN.com, as a web manager at University of California San Diego, and as a copy editor and staff writer at the Los Angeles Times. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications and a Master of Arts in anthropology.
The latest from Rick
Here’s What’s in the Tentative Deal to Avert U.S. Default
On Saturday Biden and McCarthy reached a deal to increase the debt limit for two years. Now it goes to Congress.
Study: Wounded Vets Face Increasing Challenges in Current Economy
A Wounded Warrior Project survey shows the job picture is improving, but other financial struggles persist.
Millions Will Be Dropped From Medicaid in Wake of COVID Provision
Early results show many are being cut for "procedural" reasons other than eligibility. Here’s how to help ensure continued enrollment.
3 Ways Investors Can Navigate the Debt Ceiling Standoff
As we get closer to the X-date, the market will only get jumpier. Here are some ways to ride out the uncertainty.
What Happens If the U.S. Can’t Pay Its Bills? ‘Catastrophe’
A default on U.S. debt could trigger a worldwide recession and upend stock markets in addition to wreaking havoc in Americans' financial lives.
12 REITs With the Highest Exposure to Bed Bath & Beyond
These 12 real estate investment trusts collectively hold 143 leases for stores in the bankrupt chain.
When Will the Government Run Out of Money?
The government is expected to run out of money to pay its debts by as early as June 1, the U.S. Treasury says.
Bed Bath and Bankruptcy: 3 More Retail Stocks on the Brink
Retailers are once more struggling to turn profits, cut operating costs and, well — just sell stuff.
Alphabet, Amazon, Microsoft, Meta: It’s a Monster Week in Earnings
Some of the biggest names on the S&P 500 release earnings reports this week. Here are 21 market leaders to watch.
What’s the Minimum Wage for Tipped Employees?
Tipped employees in the U.S. must receive a minimum wage of $2.13 per hour, known as a cash wage.
April Rent Report: Trenton, NJ, Tops the Most Unaffordable List
Rents in 65% of cities make it impossible for median earners to spend 30% or less of their income on housing.
The Health Emergency Is Ending. Will COVID Costs Be Covered?
The health emergency expires May 11, with different impacts for those with private insurance, Medicare and Medicaid.