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).

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Over 50? The CDC Says You Need These 4 Vaccines

on December 8, 2021

Now is the time to schedule vaccines that can keep you healthy — and even save your life.

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10 Things That Make Our Lives Meaningful

on December 8, 2021

A survey of nearly 19,000 people in 17 nations finds that these things bring joy to us day after day.

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Did the Pandemic Raise Your Risk of Heart Problems?

on December 8, 2021

For many people, COVID-19 lockdowns made a hidden health problem even worse.

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A Hidden Way to Get Free Shipping on Amazon

on December 6, 2021

Find out how to get gratis shipping — no minimum order necessary.

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High Blood Pressure at This Age May Increase Dementia Risk

on December 3, 2021

Imaging tests also found a smaller brain size in this group of people with hypertension.

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12 Hard Truths About Retirement

on December 3, 2021

Knowing what to expect can help you prepare for — and adjust to — life in your golden years.

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This Large Bank Is Ending Overdraft Fees

on December 2, 2021

Consumers often pay penalties of up to $35 for overdrawing their account — but that’s changing at one big bank.

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Residents Love These 4 Senior Living Facilities

on December 1, 2021

Residents and families give top marks to these providers of senior living services.

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The 10 Most Expensive ZIP Codes in America

on November 30, 2021

Keeping up with the Joneses is never easy, especially if you live in one of these cities.

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Going to Bed at This Hour Might Protect Your Heart

on November 30, 2021

A new study finds that folks who hit the hay at this hour developed less heart disease.

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These Are the 9 Most Reliable Automakers

on November 29, 2021

The top three car manufacturers maintain their reputation for reliability for a second straight year.

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7 Ways Americans Plan to Fight Inflation

on November 29, 2021

Many consumers plan to trim spending in a few key areas, a survey finds.

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8 Black Friday Deals on Streaming Services

and on November 26, 2021

Now is a great time to try a new TV, music or audiobook service.

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10 States With the Highest Credit Scores

on November 24, 2021

Scores are climbing in every state, but these places are setting the pace.

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4 States Where Mortgage Balances Are Rising Fastest

on November 23, 2021

As home prices climb higher, loan balances are ballooning in these places.

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3 Places Where No Hospitals Earn Top Marks for Safety

on November 22, 2021

How do the hospitals in your state compare?

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Your Social Security Checks Get Bigger on This Date

on November 22, 2021

Social Security recipients will see their monthly payments grow soon. But the exact date differs from person to person.

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This Costco Laundry Detergent Is Ranked Best for the Money

on November 22, 2021

A relatively cheap detergent earns the title for “best value.”

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This Retailer Is Lowering Prices Despite Inflation

on November 19, 2021

You’ll pay 15% less for these goods compared with last year, on average.

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Are You Withdrawing Too Much From Retirement Accounts?

on November 18, 2021

A new study says popular wisdom is wrong about how much you can spend annually.

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