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

Venmo, Other Third-Party Payment Apps Required to Report Business Transactions Greater Than $600

If you’re a business that accepts payments through apps like Venmo or PayPal, get ready for more record-keeping — and maybe even a higher tax... read more

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

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

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

Nearly Half of Borrowers Who Took Out Personal Loans in Past Year Did So to Pay Off Debt

Consumers’ saving and spending habits have changed dramatically amid the coronavirus pandemic. With shutdowns and quarantines leading people to spend more time at home, savings... read more

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