Kate Dore

Kate Dore
Kate Dore


  • Candidate for Certified Financial Planner Certification

  • 7+ years of experience covering debt, credit scores, banking products, mortgages, investing, income taxes, insurance, estate planning, and student loans

  • Personal finance speaker and activist 


Dore's work has appeared in:

  • Business Insider

  • Financial Planning Magazine

  • MagnifyMoney

  • Credit Karma

  • Simple Money Magazine

She is passionate about LGBTQ+ advocacy. She serves as a Steering Committee member for the Human Rights Campaign Nashville. She also teaches financial literacy with Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee. She recently served on the Board of Directors for the Financial Planning Association of Middle Tennessee. 



Dore graduated from the University of Massachusetts Lowell with a Bachelor's of Music degree with an emphasis in Music Business. She also has a Certificate in Financial Planning from Belmont University. She is a Candidate for Certified Financial Planner Certification. 

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