Kate Dore
Debt, Credit scores, Banking, Insurance
Personal Finance Writer
University of Massachusetts Lowell, Belmont University



  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
  • 7+ years of experience covering debt, credit scores, banking products, mortgages, insurance, and more
  • Former financial literacy instructor in Tennessee


Kate Dore is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and a personal finance writer with over seven years of experience. She has extensively written about insurance, debt, credit scores, banking products, mortgages among other personal finance topics. She joined CNBC as a personal finance reporter in 2021.

Kate's work has appeared in notable financial publications such as Business Insider, Financial Planning Magazine, MagnifyMoney, Credit Karma and 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. 

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Kate 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.