Kurt Adams

Deputy Editor

  • Expertise: Personal finance, small business, credit cards, travel rewards, mortgages
  • Education: American University, Yale University, Princeton University


Kurt Adams is a deputy editor at LendingTree, covering credit cards, mortgages and general personal finance content. He also oversees small business content and manages freelance writers on that beat.

Before joining LendingTree, Kurt spent 10 years as a writer, editor and digital marketing strategist for various universities and organizations, including Princeton University and Central Park Conservancy.

Kurt earned a bachelor’s degree from American University and a doctorate from Princeton University.

Articles by Kurt Adams

Gen Xers Have Highest Average Credit Card Balances, Gen Zers Have Lowest

Age matters not only for wine and cheese, but also for credit card use. With shorter credit histories and lower incomes, younger people generally have... read more

Tax Refunds Are $3,651 on Average — See How Much Taxpayers in Your State Receive

Tax Day is fast approaching, with April 18 being the last day that most can file their 2021 taxes. To honor Americans’ annual ritual of... read more

Women, Baby Boomers and Cincinnati Residents Are Most Pet-Obsessed

If you’re among the 49% of U.S. households with a pet, you may want to buy your dog, cat, bird, rabbit or furry friend a... read more

Places With the Most Black-Owned Businesses

Fayetteville, N.C., has the highest percentage of Black-owned businesses in the U.S., according to a new LendingTree study for Black History Month. Other metros in... read more

Best Places to Pay Down Debt

A new year means new beginnings, but it’s hard to make a fresh start with debt saddling you down. You could take out a personal... read more

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