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.

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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


Firstrade Review

Firstrade scored well in our testing for penny stock trading, and is a great choice for Chinese-speaking investors. However, it lags the competition in certain areas, including platforms and tools.


Interactive Brokers Review

Interactive Brokers is a go-to choice for professionals because of its institutional-grade desktop trading platform, high-quality trade executions and rock-bottom margin rates.


tastytrade Review

Tastytrade isn’t for every investor, but its platform is ideal for frequent options and futures traders, offering efficient workflow, useful risk management tools, killer design, and online content that make you feel like you’re on a trading desk.


Robinhood Review

Robinhood is very easy to use and its educational content is a joy to read. But, in today’s competitive market for your investing dollars, it's finding it harder to stand out against other brokers.


Merrill Edge Review

Merrill Edge and its corporate parent, Bank of America, make a strong case to be your cradle-to-grave financial services partner.


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.


Best Stock Brokers for 2024

Every online stock broker is unique. Deciding which one is right for you comes down to differences in the overall trading experience. Here's a look at the best online brokers and platforms available today.


Webull Review

Webull is an excellent choice for beginning and intermediate traders. Experienced investors may eventually miss the features, research, and investment choices available at leading brokers.


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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