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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Mild Case of COVID-19? Here’s How Long Your Immunity Will Last

on September 20, 2021

Does getting modestly sick mean you will have less protection against the virus in the future?

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10 Cities Where Rent Is Skyrocketing

on September 20, 2021

Some of these locations have seen rents leap by 25% or more.

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Government Extends Health Insurance Sign-Up by 30 Days

on September 20, 2021

Two other changes also have been made for the upcoming open enrollment period for Affordable Care Act plans.

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Will a New Bill Make Investing in ETFs Less Attractive?

on September 18, 2021

A proposal in Congress could “potentially alter the entire U.S. fund landscape,” according to one report.

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The 10 Most Lucrative College Majors in 2021

on September 17, 2021

Starting pay for new grads with these degrees is as much as 50% higher than average.

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10 Things Preventing People From Buying a Home Today

on September 17, 2021

Today’s renters say some key factors are stopping them from becoming homeowners.

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Is the Color of Your Turn Signal Putting You in Danger?

on September 16, 2021

Chances are good that the car you drive puts you at a higher risk for accidents than is necessary.

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Vanguard ‘All-in-One Bond Solution’ Coming Soon

on September 15, 2021

The actively managed mutual fund has a conservative-to-moderate risk profile.

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8 Things Still Getting Hammered by Inflation

on September 14, 2021

New government figures show prices rising by at least 15% — and often much more — on these items since last August.

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Democrats’ New Plan Creates Tax Break for Some Workers

on September 14, 2021

In a sea of tax hikes, the proposal offers an island of tax relief.

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4 States Where Income Tax Rates Could Soon Top 57%

on September 13, 2021

A federal proposal would add to the tax burden of the wealthiest earners in these places.

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Why Airfares Are Likely to Drop for Fall Travel

on September 13, 2021

Airlines already are testing lower pricing to make up for lost business travel.

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5 Ways You Can Save $500,000 in 15 Years

on September 13, 2021

Even if you’re behind in preparing for retirement, there is still a way to pull together a solid nest egg if you focus.

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8 Easy Ways You Can Stop Robocalls

and on September 11, 2021

There are more ways than ever to silence unwanted calls.

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Millions of Americans Foolishly Want to Own a Home for This Reason

on September 11, 2021

Some out-of-date thinking has many folks imagining a benefit of homeownership that no longer exists for millions.

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7 Reasons Not to Move for Retirement

on September 10, 2021

Sunny skies and tropical breezes sound great. But in reality, you might be better off retiring closer to home, even if that means shoveling snow.

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7 Things Workers Wish They Had Done When Saving for Retirement

on September 10, 2021

These missed opportunities haunt older Americans who are still working.

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8 Things People Purged From Their Lives During the Pandemic

on September 9, 2021

Here’s what Americans junked in epic “pandemic purges.”

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Amazon Unveils Its First-Ever Smart TVs

on September 9, 2021

The new devices are available for pre-order now and come in an array of sizes.

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The 3 Most Common Ways Seniors Get Dental Coverage

on September 9, 2021

Medicare typically does not cover dental care. Here is how most seniors get funds for it.

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