Karen Kroll

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About Karen

Karen Kroll is a Twin Cities-based business writer, focusing on corporate and consumer finance, supply chain and logistics, retailing, and real estate and property management. Her articles have appeared in Bankrate.com, Global Finance, Inbound Logistics, Prudential.com, and other publications. She holds an MBA from the University of Washington and a BS in business administration from Valparaiso University. When not at her computer, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, practicing her flip turns in the pool, and searching for the perfect pesto.

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