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 Trading Platforms for Beginners 2022

To find the best trading platform for beginner investors, we tested and scored 15 trading platforms, focusing on features that are essential for new investors.


Charles Schwab Review

With nearly $8 trillion in client assets, Charles Schwab understands how to consistently deliver value to its customers.


Best Futures Trading Platforms in 2022

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 Brokers for Order Execution 2022

For everyday investors, Fidelity offers the best order execution quality. For professional traders, Interactive Brokers offers the best order execution quality.


eToro Review

Now available to U.S. customers, eToro bills itself as a “social investment network” and as such does a very good job, especially in the crypto space.


Best Brokers for Banking Services in 2022

To determine which online brokerage offers the best bank broker experience, we explored the availability of cash management tools.


Best Trading Platforms and Stockbrokers 2022

The 2022 Review (12th annual) best trading platforms review took three months to complete, and, in total, there are more than 40,000 words of research.


Best Stock Trading Apps for 2022

For our 2022 Annual Review, we thoroughly tested 15 stock trading apps and reviewed each one across more than 25 different features.


Robinhood Review

Robinhood is very easy to use; however, now that all online brokers offer $0 stock and ETF trades, Robinhood's lack of trading tools and research leaves it a step behind the competition.


TradeStation Review

As a trading technology leader, TradeStation supports casual traders through its web-based platform and active traders through its award-winning desktop platform, all with $0 stock and ETF trades.

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