Chris Kissell

I am the founder of Words At Work, LLC, a writing, editing and consulting company based in Colorado. In the past, I worked as senior editor at Bankrate and senior managing editor at I've also written for and worked closely with U.S. News & World Report, GOBankingRates,, QuinStreet and many other websites and publications.
I've lived in Minneapolis (too cold), South Florida (too hot) and Denver (just right).

Francis Scott Key bridge with Baltimore skyline at night
6 Ways the Baltimore Bridge Collapse May Affect You

and on March 28, 2024

The tragic collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore took several lives. It also might cause ripples across the economy for months to come.

Hands holding grapes for sale and comparing unit cost or price per unit for shrinkflation or inflation cost increases
10 Types of Groceries Hit Hardest by Shrinkflation

on March 25, 2024

Even the government acknowledges that manufacturers are downsizing products while keeping the prices the same.

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You Can Save Over 40% on Max Right Now

on March 23, 2024

Both ad-free and ad versions of HBO’s streaming service are available at prices we seldom see.

Hilton Head Island
11 of the Best Places to Retire on an Island

and on March 19, 2024

Check out these islands when you are ready to retire.

Happy family with parents and child daughter outdoors in a field of flowers overlooking the water enjoying nature
The 15 Happiest Cities in America

and on March 18, 2024

Longing to find your happy place? Read on.

José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport, which serves the city of Guayaquil, Ecuador
20 Airports You’ll Actually Enjoy Getting Stuck In

on March 18, 2024

The restaurants, shops, entertainment and other amenities at these airports are among the best in the world.

Happy older couple in front of a home they bought or sold
Here’s How Much a Home Cost the Year You Were Born

on March 16, 2024

Take a look at how much homes have been worth over the past several decades, adjusted for inflation.

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The Average Retirement Income in 2024

on March 15, 2024

Here’s a snapshot of typical retirement incomes, based on a variety of public data sources.

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16 Electric and Hybrid Vehicles That Get a Tax Credit Worth up to $7,500

and on March 13, 2024

The federal government recently changed the rules for getting tax credits for buying a new electric vehicle. Here’s what to know.

Leavenworth, Washington
17 of the Most Beautiful Places to Retire in America

and on March 13, 2024

What’s your ideal retirement spot like? The chances are good that it looks like one of these stunning locales.

Frustrated man working at laptop and angry at paperwork
5 Mistakes That Will Delay Your Tax Refund

on March 12, 2024

Doing any of these things could cost you with Uncle Sam.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos
Recession Advice From Warren Buffett and 3 Other Experts

and on March 12, 2024

These people have been around the block a few times — and managed to make a lot of money despite a sometimes terrible economy.

woman with broken down car calling for roadside assistance
7 Surprising Perks of AAA Membership

on March 8, 2024

Your local auto club may have a lot more to offer than fixing flats and towing you to a mechanic.

Downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma
11 Places That Will Pay You to Move There in 2024

and on March 7, 2024

Financial incentives beckon for Americans willing to relocate to these areas of the U.S.

Shoppers in line at Costco
What Does the Typical Costco Shopper Look Like? You Might Be Surprised

and on March 6, 2024

According to recent data, these are the most common traits of Costco shoppers in the United States.

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4 of the Worst Things to Do With Your Tax Refund

on March 5, 2024

For some reason, a big pile of money can make people reckless.

Annoyed woman looking away from her smartphone outdoors
8 of the Best Ways to Stop Robocalls

and on March 4, 2024

There are more ways than ever to silence unwanted calls.

Person hiding cash under bed mattress including several $100 bills in cash
How Many Americans Are OK Cheating on Their Taxes?

on March 4, 2024

The percentage of Americans willing to admit this — to the IRS, no less — might surprise you.

Smiling businessman is happy with a handful of money to invest
7 Ways to Use Your Tax Refund to Become Richer

on March 4, 2024

They say it takes money to make money. Here’s how to leverage a tax refund into more cash.

older couple getting tax advice
8 Income Tax Breaks That Retirees Often Overlook

on February 29, 2024

Did you realize all these tax credits and deductions exist — or that they apply to retirees?

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