As a contributing editor for Kiplinger's for nearly a decade, Kim covers a variety of personal-finance topics, including retirement, investing, taxes, college, credit and financial planning, but her primary focus is on insurance.
She has appeared as a personal-finance expert on radio and television, including NBC's Today Show, the CBS Early Show, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, CNBC, and National Public Radio. She's also the author of Rescue Your Financial Life (McGraw-Hill, 2003), The Insurance Maze: How You Can Save Money on Insurance and Still Get the Coverage You Need (Kaplan Publishing, 2006), and Kiplinger's Ask Kim for Money Smart Solutions (Kaplan, 2007).
Previously, Kim covered the life and health insurance business for an insurance trade magazine and a small financial publishing company, where she worked with several large insurance companies and wrote agent licensing study guides and tests for dozens of states.
Kim holds a master's degree in American studies from the College of William and Mary, a bachelor's degree in the writing seminars program at Johns Hopkins University and a certificate in business administration from Georgetown University.