Kiersten Schmidt, Grow

Kiersten Schmidt


New York, United States

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Past articles by Kiersten:

How much money is too much to spend on housing each month? This calculator can help you figure it out

You can use this calculator to figure out how much to spend on your rent or mortgage each month, so you have enough money left over for other essentials. → Read More

The top 10 master's degrees that are worth the money

Graduate school can be expensive but worth the investment. Here’s what the data shows about which degrees are likely to have good ROI. → Read More

Are you part of the middle class? Use this calculator to find out

Roughly half of Americans are considered middle class. This calculator will tell you if you fall into that group. → Read More

Fed expected to keep interest rates near zero: Here’s how the headlines can affect your money

The markets were largely flat Tuesday, the Fed will wrap up its latest meeting, and the Real ID deadline has been pushed back again. → Read More

15,000 people have taken this money quiz, and the average score is just 66%: See how you do

Test your knowledge of investing, borrowing, and other money topics during Financial Literacy Month. → Read More

Weekly jobless claims fall to their lowest level in a year: Here’s how the headlines could affect your money

Initial jobless claims fell to their lowest level since the pandemic began and the deadline to sign up for subsidized heath insurance has been extended. → Read More

Child Tax Credit calculator: Find out how much money you could get under the American Rescue Plan's new rules for 2021

The latest stimulus expanded the Child Tax Credit: More families qualify to receive more money. Use our calculator to see how much you could get in 2021. → Read More

How the coronavirus has changed the way Americans earn, spend, and save, in 10 charts

A K-shaped recovery and a wild housing market are two ways the coronavirus recession has been unprecedented. These 10 charts show the pandemic’s financial impact. → Read More

The GameStop surge, Biden's executive orders: Test your knowledge of January's money news

President Biden is already signing executive orders and GameStop stock was booming: Test your knowledge of January’s money news with this quiz from Grow. → Read More

The future of work is here, experts say: How companies can make sure everyone benefits

Working mothers are twice as likely as fathers to worry they will be judged negatively due to caretaking responsibilities, but company policies can help. → Read More

Stocks close out 2020 with record highs: The headlines and your money

The Dow and S&P 500 closed with record highs, and the Nasdaq surged 43.6% in 2020. Here’s how the news affects your money in the first week of the new year. → Read More

Congress reaches deal on relief package, Tesla joins the S&P 500: How today's headlines could affect your money

Congress reaches a Covid stimulus agreement, and Tesla enters the S&P 500. Here’s how today’s headlines could affect your money. → Read More

Holiday spending, FSAs, capital gains: Test your financial knowledge with our year-end quiz

Test your knowledge with our December quiz on holiday debt, FSAs, and capital gains, and find resources that can help you save money this month. → Read More

The Dow hits 30,000 for the first time ever: These charts show just how far the markets have come

Led by tech giants Apple and Microsoft, the Dow Jones Industrial Average set a record on Tuesday. → Read More

'I didn’t go to school to be a stay-at-home mom': How the pandemic forced working mothers to scale back

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, working mothers have been forced to reduce their working hours 4 to 5 times more than fathers. → Read More

This is the first women's recession in the U.S.: Here's what's happening, what it means, and what comes next

For the first time in the United States, women are experiencing significantly greater job losses than men during a recession, due in part to the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

19% of adults want to start a side hustle but haven't yet: How to overcome the barriers

One in 4 Americans who would like to start a side hustle don't know where to begin. Here's how to overcome common obstacles. → Read More

Only 1 in 5 older Americans passed this retirement quiz — see if you can

Retirees and pre-retirees averaged just 42% on a recent retirement income literacy quiz. Test your knowledge with an abbreviated version below. → Read More

How many Americans are working from home? Not as many as you may think

Less than a quarter of employed Americans are working from home every day. Workers with college degrees are more than twice as likely to be telecommuting than those without. → Read More

Road trips, camping, and staycations: These 7 charts show how the coronavirus pandemic has affected vacations

Less than a third of U.S. consumers feel comfortable going on vacation due to Covid-19. The result: Americans are canceling trips and spending less on travel. → Read More