top of page


Hi! I’m Kim Porter 

Writer and Editor in the Personal Finance Space 


 I have 10 years’ experience as a writer and editor, focusing mainly on personal finance topics. Some of my clients include U.S. News & World Report, Credit Karma,, and AARP The Magazine. 

My Story

After graduating from the University of Florida with a journalism degree, I moved to Switzerland to be a nanny and traveled around Europe. I then worked for personal finance site for three years: first as a copy editor and then chief copy editor. At the time, I didn’t know much about money — except I knew it could empower people to feel safe. 


But I was also interested in the language-learning experience — I studied Spanish in high school, Chinese in college, and German in Switzerland. So I took a four-year detour into the world of English-language textbook development at Macmillan Publishers. As a managing editor, I learned a ton about project management, organization, and CMS style. I even started using the Oxford comma. 


During my time at Macmillan, I earned a “TEFL” degree — teaching English as a foreign language — all while keeping an eye on personal finance. I wrote freelance articles and copy edited as a side hustle. It was a pretty busy time, but my husband and I were trying to pay off about $145,000 in student loan debt and save for a house. 


In 2018, I left my job to become a full-time freelance writer with the beefed-up organizational skills of a managing editor. I’m happy to report we’ve paid off that debt and are now homeowners. I also love traveling and set a goal to run a half marathon on each continent. (I got to three before COVID-19 curtailed that goal, so it’s on the back burner for now.)


Through my writing, I’d like to help other people learn ways to save money, meet their financial goals, and live the life they’ve always wanted. 

When I am Not Writing or Editing:

Call me your classic introvert. I love hanging out with friends or catching up over a Zoom call, but I also love curling up with a good book, baking cookies while listening to podcasts, or walking my adorable dog.

pexels-lukas-317377 (1).jpg

Let’s chat about your writing and editing needs. 

bottom of page