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Daniel Mollenkamp

Daniel Mollenkamp

Daniel Mollenkamp is an award-winning journalist, who writes about economics, education, and personal finance. Throughout his career, he's specialized in complex policy issues and economic topics. He's also covered issues related to investments, debt, insurance, and mortgages.

For three years, Mollenkamp was a U.S. .correspondent for a European company that tracks the tobacco, CBD, and platform economies. His work has appeared in publications including Investopedia, EdSurge, The Christian Science Monitor, Tennessee Lookout, Diplomatic Courier, International Policy Digest, and The Well News. In 2023, Mollenkamp won a Regional Gold (Pacific) Azbee Award for enterprise reporting. He holds a BA in government from the College of William and Mary

Articles by Daniel Mollenkamp

Best renters insurance

Best Renter's Insurance Companies for 2024

The best renter's insurance relies on a number of factors, including price, coverage, and how much of a headache it will be to file a claim.

causes of inflation

Causes of Inflation (& How to Protect Yourself)

Inflation can be a source of stress, especially for low-income families. Understanding its causes can help you protect your financial well-being.

payday loans

Payday Loans: How Do They Work & What Do You Risk

Payday loans are short-term, high interest loans that provoke concerns over debt cycles. They are an expensive and dangerous way to borrow money.

Salvage Title Car

What Is a Salvage Title on a Car?

An insurance company or owner denotes a car as a loss with a salvage title. What should you know when deciding whether to buy one?

Check Cashing Service

What Is A Check-Cashing Service?

Check-cashing services swap checks for cash. They charge a fee for the service, and are most commonly used by those who have limited access to traditional banking.

What is renters insurance

Renter's Insurance: What It Is and How It Works

Renter’s insurance provides protection in the case of a catastrophe, covering the cost of your belongings and making sure you aren’t left on the hook if someone’s injured.


What Is the Difference Between DUI and DWI?

Driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while intoxicated (DWI) charges are often interchangeable—but not always.Here are the distinctions and how they may impact your finances.

pay rent with credit card

Can I Pay Rent With a Credit Card?

Even when it is allowed, using credit to cover rent carries considerable potential downsides, such as interest charges and extra fees.

Transfer money from one bank to another

Transferring Money Between Bank Accounts Is Easier Than Ever

These days sending money is convenient. Options from apps to wire transfers to physical checks let money move fluidly between accounts.

routing vs account number

Routing Number vs. Account Number: Key Differences and Where to Find Them

Routing numbers and account numbers provide crucial information for directing activities for most basic financial transactions. While they are often both needed, they are separate things.