Kim Porter

Kim Porter, Personal Finance Expert and Freelance Writer at DollarSproutKim Porter is a personal finance expert who loves talking budgets, credit cards, and student loans. In addition to serving as a contributing writer for Bankrate, Porter also writes for publications such as U.S. News & World Report, Credit Karma, Reviewed.com, and Lending Tree.

When she’s not writing or reading, you can usually find her planning a trip or training for her next race. To learn more about Porter, you can visit her on Twitter @kimsavesmoney or on LinkedIn.

14 Best Money-Saving Apps to Help You Reach Your Savings Goals

If you’re looking for easier ways to manage your money and improve your savings habits, there’s an app for that. According to a Bankrate survey, nearly two-thirds of smartphone users have at least one financial app on their phone.[1] But because everyone has a different savings style, ranging from hands-on to set-it-and-forget-it, you’ll need to…

Kim Porter 20 Oct

How to Make a Resume from Start to Finish

You only have seconds to make an impression. Recruiters spend an average of 7.4 seconds scanning a resume, according to a study by Ladders Inc. That’s why it’s important to learn how to make a resume that will catch anyone’s eye.

Kim Porter 15 Oct

4 Best Ways to Invest in Art (Even as a Beginner)

Fine art investing is best for people who truly enjoy art, but it’s also a good fit if you’re looking for ways to diversify your investment portfolio and balance risk. Here are four ways you can get started.

Kim Porter 23 Sep

How This Teacher Turned YouTuber Makes $40,000 per Month

In the early days of her business, Gabby Wallace heard you shouldn’t grow a YouTube following until you have a product. But for her, it was the other way around. “I built up a following and then listened really carefully to my viewers,” Wallace says. “All the people who were asking questions—they created my product.”…

Kim Porter 17 Sep

How to Make a Good Impression on Your First Day at a New Job

These soft skills in the workplace are important because they can help you fit in and succeed in the new role. Whether you work remotely or in an office, start showing the right traits by taking these steps.

Kim Porter 15 Sep

How to Find a New Career That Suits You Perfectly

Whether you’re looking to earn more, your work goals have changed, or your boss isn’t great, you might be looking to switch careers. About half of adults have made a dramatic career change at some point in their lives, according to a survey conducted by Indeed.com.[1] But jumping immediately to a new career could cost…

Kim Porter 10 Sep

How a Retired Teacher Makes $2,500 per Month as an English Language Tutor

After teaching in the classroom for more than 20 years and earning a master’s in education, Laura Saulters was looking for ways to earn money in retirement. When her friend told her about VIPKid, an English language tutoring service geared toward students in China, she thought it would be a good fit. She applied for…

Kim Porter 03 Sep

11 Skills Employers Look for That Most People Never Think About

The “hard skills”— the specifics of how to get the job done — are only part of what an employer wants to see. Soft skills are just as important. Here’s a look into some skills employers look for and how to improve them.

Kim Porter 30 Jul

12 Steps Freelancers Should Take During the Coronavirus

There are still ways to build a community, find sources of income, and stay productive during the pandemic. Here are 12 steps you can take to manage the emotional impact and keep earning a living.

Kim Porter 01 Jul

15 Ways to Maximize Your Productivity and Earnings

Though you might use an eight-hour workday to benchmark your productivity, research suggests workers are only productive for about three hours during that time frame.[1] Whether you’re working remotely or in an office, distractions pop up, and tasks that earn you money or a promotion take a back seat. While some distractions are inevitable, they…

Kim Porter 14 May