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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IRS Hikes Penalties for Underpaying Taxes in 2023

on November 30, 2022

The new rate takes effect next quarter.

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7 Companies Laying Off Thousands of Workers

on November 29, 2022

These big companies recently announced job cuts of 1,000 employees or more.

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8 Glasses of Water a Day? Nonsense, Says a New Study

on November 28, 2022

The one-size-fits-all recommendation does not hold water, researchers say.

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How Pain Relievers Could Make Your Arthritis Worse

on November 26, 2022

A study suggests it may be time to rethink the use of drugs such as ibuprofen and naproxen to treat osteoarthritis.

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This Is the Cheapest New Car You Can Buy in 2023

on November 25, 2022

This is the only new vehicle that you can buy in America for less than $16,000.

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Residents and Families Love These 6 Senior Living Facilities

on November 25, 2022

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

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10 Markets Where Home Prices Are Plummeting

on November 25, 2022

As winter approaches, the nation’s housing market is feeling the chill — especially in these markets.

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Walking This Much May Help You Avoid Dementia

on November 24, 2022

Walking the right distance and at the right pace may drop your dementia risk by up to 62%.

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10 Toys You Should Not Buy This Holiday Season (if Ever)

on November 24, 2022

Nearly 200,000 children are injured each year due to unsafe toys, according to the federal government.

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Is Tax Software Sharing Your Income With Facebook?

on November 24, 2022

Depending on your software, it’s possible that some of your most sensitive information is being shared behind your back.

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10 Housing Markets Where Bidding Wars Are Disappearing

on November 24, 2022

Homebuyer competition is fading fast in these key places across the country.

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Is Your Medicare Plan Overcharging the Government?

on November 23, 2022

Newly released audits reveal a pattern of Medicare Advantage overcharges and errors.

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3 Parts of the U.S. Where No Hospitals Earn Top Marks for Safety

on November 22, 2022

How do the hospitals in your state compare?

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90% of People Should Claim Social Security at This Age

on November 22, 2022

Filing for benefits at this age can boost your lifetime spending capacity by 10.4%.

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The Top 10 States for Natural Disasters (and Florida Isn’t One of Them)

on November 22, 2022

Some of the states most at risk from natural disasters might surprise you.

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Retirement Balances Are Shrinking — but Not for This Generation

on November 21, 2022

Balances are dipping for most folks, but not for everyone.

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17 Things Frugal People Never Buy

on November 21, 2022

If you’re a true tightwad, the mere thought of spending money on these items gives you the willies.

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Is This Symptom Really Linked to Cholesterol Drugs?

on November 19, 2022

New research debunks an old myth about taking statins.

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This Travel Fee Just Got Cheaper

on November 18, 2022

Those who fly often are getting an early holiday present.

Frustrated homebuyer
Want to Buy a Home? Forget It, Unless You Make This Much

on November 18, 2022

The amount of income you need to buy a home is sobering.

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