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 Insurance.com. I've also written for and worked closely with U.S. News & World Report, GOBankingRates, CreditCards.com, QuinStreet and many other websites and publications.
I've lived in Minneapolis (too cold), South Florida (too hot) and Denver (just right).

Unhappy retired man
12 Hard Truths About Retirement

on June 24, 2022

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

Anxious home seller
10 Housing Markets With the Most Sellers Dropping Prices

on June 24, 2022

In May, some cities saw nearly half of home sellers drop their prices, Redfin data shows.

Man trying to sleep in a room with light
Older Adults Who Sleep With Light Risk These Medical Conditions

on June 23, 2022

The risk of developing three ailments appears correlated to light exposure at night.

Unhappy home seller
5 Markets With the Biggest Decline in Home Sales

on June 23, 2022

The number of closed transactions is dropping fast in these markets.

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Patients Say This Is the Best Vision Plan Provider

on June 23, 2022

Americans who have vision insurance coverage rank these providers highest.

Unhappy retired couple
3 Ways Forced Retirement Makes Life Worse

on June 23, 2022

Those pushed into retirement prematurely find the transition considerably more difficult.

Senior man leaning on a cane
Older Adults Who Can’t Do This May Be at Higher Risk of Death

on June 22, 2022

An inability to complete this simple task is associated with an 84% higher risk of death within 10 years.

Upset homeowner
This Home Shopping Mistake Can Cost You $63K

on June 22, 2022

In some cities, the damage can be far worse, topping $100,000.

Older woman adjusting her thermostat
4 Sacrifices Older Americans Are Making to Afford Health Care

on June 22, 2022

Seniors have to cut back on some important things just to afford health care.

Man looking at hotel charges
Why Hotel Prices Are Climbing and Likely Will Stay That Way

on June 22, 2022

The CEOs of three major hotel chains are in agreement on this.

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12 Things That Are in Short Supply Right Now

on June 22, 2022

Supply chain issues, a lack of workers and other problems mean these items have been vanishing.

Family at a funeral
6 Ways Americans Plan to Pay for Their Funeral

on June 21, 2022

Planning for our death can make things easier on loved ones during a time of mourning.

Young couple in front of their home
10 Housing Markets That Are Most Likely to Keep Their Value

on June 21, 2022

Many homeowners are worried about price declines. In these cities, they can breathe a little easier.

Couple embracing at the beach
This Simple Act Lowers Women’s Stress Levels

on June 21, 2022

Men in the study did not receive the same benefit, however.

A couple watching a streaming service on their TV
The 6 Most Popular Streaming TV Services This Summer

on June 21, 2022

Streaming was more popular than ever in May, thanks largely to two programs.

Older woman looking at a picture and remembering
The Top 3 Ways Retirees Want to Be Remembered

on June 20, 2022

Money, fame and power make a poor showing. Instead, most of us want to live on in other ways.

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Get a Free $100 Costco Gift Card (or More) During This Sale

on June 20, 2022

A big Costco incentive may motivate you to stop putting off that big purchase you’ve been considering.

Worried senior man with an umbrella
Retiring in a Bear Market? 7 Things to Do Now

on June 20, 2022

Make the wrong decisions now, and it can have life-altering consequences.

Couple with a credit card
11 Credit Cards With the Best Extended Warranties

on June 20, 2022

This perk is more common — and more valuable — than many people realize.

Thoughtful senior couple contemplating retirement
5 Milestones That Mark the Start of Retirement for Americans

on June 18, 2022

Today, more people have their own definition of what it means to be “retired.”

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