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.

Get Your FREE Money-Saving Ebook

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      My new book, “The Financial Guide to Life” is free on Amazon for three days:  8/14 – 8/16.  Get it for free while you can and take advantage of all the ways it can save you money, simplify your finances, improve your investing, get you out of… Read more »

What You Don’t Know About Your Credit Score Will Harm You

Find out what is a credit score, why your credit score is important to you and how you can improve it.  People with low credit scores will have a harder time getting credit and will pay more when they do.  It can also affect other things like getting telephone service,… Read more »

What Young People Should Know about Money

Many young people have recently graduated, started earning money, and are faced with a wide range of new financial choices.  The financial principle I most hope young people learn early is how important it is to start saving early, especially for their retirement.  Saving early, even a small amount, allows… Read more »

New Money Management Book

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I can now announce that my new money management book is available for sale and it is better than FREE! It will pay you back with money savings tips, investing expertise, and advice on how to avoid paying full price. Save hundreds of dollars a month, simplify your finances, and… Read more »

Highlights from 100 Posts for Managing, Saving, Investing, and Spending Your Money

This is my ONE-HUNDREDTH post to bring you information about managing, saving, investing, and spending your money!  I hope you find something useful to save money or improve your financial future.  I will highlight below some of the most useful posts for money management.  I have also taken this opportunity… Read more »

Safest Cars for Teen Drivers

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has new recommendations for the safest cars for teen drivers.  The stereotype of a car for a teen driver is a loud, muscle car, while the common reality may be an inexpensive, small used car.  However, teen drivers are among the most risky… Read more »

Money Checklists, Freebies, Tools, and Apps

Managing your finances well requires more than just applying sound financial principles.  I also like to use and share useful money checklists, tools, apps, and internet resources.   Today’s post includes a variety of these I have recently found.

How to Save Money on Groceries

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Groceries can be one of a family’s largest monthly expenses, but it is also the single easiest expense to save money.  There are so many ways to save that you could easily cut your grocery bill by one third.  Coupons are not the most important way to save money on… Read more »

What To Do After an Auto Accident

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What should you do after an auto accident?  Be prepared with this auto accident checklist.  Today, I’m returning to one of our popular categories, automobiles.   See the prior posts here. Accidents can ruin more than your day or even your car.  It’s a stressful time, so photocopy this checklist… Read more »