About Carolyn Kimball


Carolyn Kimball

Managing Editor

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Carolyn Kimball is the managing editor at Reink Media Group and lead editor for the websites StockBrokers.com and investor.com. Carolyn has more than 20 years of writing and editing experience at major media outlets including NerdWallet, the Los Angeles Times and the San Jose Mercury News.

She specializes in coverage of personal financial products and services, wielding her editing skills to clarify complex (some might say befuddling) topics to help consumers make informed decisions about their money. Carolyn believes strongly that financial education has the power to open doors for all Americans and change our lives for the better — whether that means planning for a happy retirement, paying off a debt, or establishing a budget that allows you to live a more stress-free life.

Carolyn is an honors graduate of Arizona State University and holds degrees in journalism and political science. She enjoys birdwatching, reading sci-fi novels (“speculative fiction,” if she’s feeling hoity-toity) and snapping photos of the black bears that regularly trudge through her yard in New England.

Latest Articles


Best Futures Trading Platforms of 2024

To find the best futures trading platform, we compared pricing and the platforms themselves, including trading tools, research, usability, and available order types. Here are our picks.


Best Stock Trading Apps of 2024

To find the best app for stock trading, our research had us comparing live trading apps side by side. We collected data across more than 25 different features.


Vanguard Review

Vanguard is known for its low-cost funds, and the investment platform is really built for those looking to invest solely in mutual funds and ETFs.


Best Brokers for Free Stock Trading of 2024

We scored 17 online brokers that offer free trading, breaking down miscellaneous account fees and researching each firm's order execution practices. These are our top picks for free stock trading.


Best Trading Platforms for Stock Trading 2024

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Best Trading Platforms for Beginners of 2024

To find the best trading platform for beginner investors, we tested and scored 18 trading platforms, focusing on features that are essential for new investors.


Best Brokerage Firms for High Net Worth Individuals of 2024

The best brokerage firms for high-net-worth households have extensive and consolidated reporting, a wide range of account types, and a rich palette of investing options to manage risk. Here are our top picks for those with over $1 million of liquid, investable assets.


Best Paper Trading Platforms of 2024

Paper trading, or virtual trading, lets you experiment in stock trading without risking money. Our top picks for brokers with paper trading require no minimum deposit nor charge ongoing fees to practice.


Charles Schwab Review

As the granddaddy of discount brokers, Charles Schwab understands how to deliver value to its customers, providing a comprehensive roster of tools, advice and actionable ideas at reasonable cost.

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