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Kristina Parren

About Kristina Parren

Kristina Parren is an associate editor with Financial Poise. Since graduating from the University of Michigan in film and screenwriting, she has worked as a copywriter and grant writer across multiple industries, including healthcare, finance, manufacturing and travel. In addition to her work as an editor and copywriter, she is an avid wildlife conservation activist, involved in conservation and reintroduction projects throughout Africa.

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Film, Fine Dining and West Side Story: a Warning on Risky Investments

Vanity Investments are All for Show “Hamilton” drove the masses to Broadway in 2016, making it seem as though Broadway shows were the next exciting investment. Through 2018, shows like “Harry Potter,” “Hello! Dolly” and “Frozen” were still bringing in record-breaking profits. The very next year, a summer purge saw early final curtains for several […]

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‘Know Thy Numbers’ Installment #3: Types of Financial Statements

From the statement of income to the statement of cash flows, here’s how various types of financial statements present a bigger picture of company health.

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‘Know Thy Numbers’ Installment #2 – Accounting Principles in a Nutshell

GAAP rules are accounting principles and concepts that shape how we present financial information. These are the 12 “Commandments” of GAAP accounting.

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a calculator which says Don’t leave numbers to the accountant. If you don't know your numbers, you don't know your business. 

‘Know Thy Numbers’ Installment #1 – Welcome to the Jungle, an Introduction to the Series

Don’t leave numbers to the accountant. An introduction to accounting and its basic concepts can equip you to make better business decisions. 

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3 Smart Moves Made by Celebrity Investors

What do Madonna and Warren Buffett have in common? They both make smart investments. Follow these 3 investing lessons from successful celebrity investors.

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America’s Retirement Crisis: Problems and Solutions

America is facing a retirement crisis. Less than half of Americans are confident in their retirement security. What can you do to retire at 67?

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