Kim Porter

Kim Porter

Kim Porter is a seasoned journalist whose work has been published on websites such as U.S. News & World Report,, Credit Karma and LifeLock. Her expertise is in identity theft, credit cards and credit, real estate, running, and travel. She also copy edits and has experience with textbook publishing and project management.

Articles by Kim Porter

Secured Loans: What You Need to Know

If you don’t have the creditworthiness to qualify for an unsecured loan, you may consider applying for a secured loan, which is backed by collateral... read more

Choosing the Best Place to Get a Personal Loan for Your Needs

When you need cash and are considering a personal loan, you have options, from banks to credit unions to online lenders. But the thought of... read more

Using a Personal Loan to Pay Off Credit Card Debt

If you have high-interest debt on several credit cards, you may be struggling with mounting interest costs, high monthly payments and keeping track of your... read more

13 Common Personal Loan Mistakes to Avoid

When you’re in need of cash and considering a personal loan, the prospect of choosing one out of dozens of available lenders and trying to... read more