Author Archives: John Kimball

About John Kimball

Over the past few decades, I have experienced most of these financial issues with both mistakes and successes. I sure wish someone had told me these things when I was first starting out. So many times I have cried out, "I want a do over!" when I learned a new financial lesson or tip. I aim to pass along to you the financial insights I have gained from experience, reading, analysis, and living the financial aspects of managing, saving, investing, and spending your money. I am an analyst with a large organization and happily married with two children on their way to an expensive college, no doubt. I read numerous financial blogs, websites, newsletters, magazines, newspapers, and books to bring you the latest news, insights, tips, and lessons combined with decades of experience.

Investment Advice Time Horizon

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Stocks Go Up In the wake of the recent stock market volatility, this post provides the most important investment advice you need to know.  First, remember that what goes up must come down.  Stock markets go both up and down.  This is easy to forget when markets have tripled since… Read more »

Investing Fundamentals – Mutual Funds

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Let’s continue our series with investing fundamentals in a summary bullet format.  Here is a really quick summary of mutual funds.  Then review my more detailed articles for the areas that will help you invest wisely.

Investing Basics

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I have introduced the basics of investing in the past.  Investing basics is such an important topic, that today, I’m providing the bullet version.  Review the brief version below, and then read my more in-depth posts on the topics you want more information for.  This will prepare you for more… Read more »

How can you settle your debts to avoid collection calls?

Today’s guest post is from Patricia Sanders. Debt collection lawsuits are on the rise. Around 12,000 collection lawsuits have been filed in the last few years. This number is up from 9300 in 2009. These often are the result of medical or credit card debts that many people are unable… Read more »

New Year’s Resolutions for 2018

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New Year’s resolutions are popular because this is a great time to reflect on what parts of your life could use improvement.  “Losing weight” is always popular as is some aspect of improving our finances.  Improving your financial future is one of the most useful aspects of your life to… Read more »

Debt Consolidation

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It seems like there are countless ways we can go into debt including credit cards, mortgages, student loans, auto payments, medical bills, home equity loans, pay day loans, and personal loans.  Despite the booming economy, record stock prices, and low unemployment, many Americans are still struggling with debt.  It’s not… Read more »

Help to Navigate Airline Fees

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The travel arena is an area where some competition still exists, despite all the airline and hotel consolidation.  There are plenty of websites and apps to help you find the best deals and see reviews.  See my other travel blog posts here.  The airline industry is now the epitome of… Read more »