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).

5 Ways to Avoid Taxes on Social Security Income
5 Ways to Avoid Taxes on Social Security Income

on April 26, 2021

Here’s how to minimize and delay the chunk that Uncle Sam claims.

Supreme Court Ruling Will Hurt FTC’s Ability to Fight for Consumers
Supreme Court Ruling Will Hurt FTC’s Ability to Fight for Consumers

on April 24, 2021

A unanimous ruling will leave the federal agency less able to deliver cash relief to consumers duped by companies.

Trying to Stop Identity Theft? Go Beyond a Credit Freeze
Trying to Stop Identity Theft? Go Beyond a Credit Freeze

on April 23, 2021

Don’t exhale in relief after freezing your credit — you still have work to do.

7 Household Items About to Get More Expensive
7 Household Items About to Get More Expensive

on April 22, 2021

Prices hikes are on the way for some essential goods.

Do Men or Women Pay More for Car Insurance?
Do Men or Women Pay More for Car Insurance?

on April 22, 2021

Only a handful of states ban auto insurers from charging more based on sex.

Free App Lets You Test Internet Speed
Free App Lets You Test Internet Speed

on April 21, 2021

Wondering if your internet service has enough zip? The FCC can help you find out.

The 10 Best U.S. Cities for Snowbirds in 2021
The 10 Best U.S. Cities for Snowbirds in 2021

on April 20, 2021

From coast to coast, warmer climates beckon.

4 Overlooked Ways to Save 11% on Car Insurance
4 Overlooked Ways to Save 11% on Car Insurance

on April 20, 2021

Combining these easy-to-implement measures can net you an average of $186 in savings every year.

Prices Are Soaring on These 7 Items
Prices Are Soaring on These 7 Items

on April 19, 2021

Some surprise price jumps are making life more difficult for consumers.

6 Ways to Supersize Your Nest Egg After Age 50
6 Ways to Supersize Your Nest Egg After Age 50

on April 19, 2021

Here are several tools you can use to build a secure retirement later in life.

13 Costco Scams Going Around Right Now
13 Costco Scams Going Around Right Now

on April 19, 2021

The beloved warehouse club is warning of fraudulent emails, texts and Facebook posts.

6 Safe and Smart Investments for Retirees
6 Safe and Smart Investments for Retirees

on April 16, 2021

Work eventually ends, but expenses go on. Here are some ways to make money without too much risk.

7 Types of Retirees Who Claim Social Security Early
7 Types of Retirees Who Claim Social Security Early

on April 16, 2021

How many of these traits do you share with retirees who take their benefits ASAP?

Does Exercise Protect You From COVID-19?
Does Exercise Protect You From COVID-19?

on April 16, 2021

Patients who are even mildly active are more likely to avoid the worst effects of the coronavirus.

Do Stimulus Checks Affect Your Social Security Taxes?
Do Stimulus Checks Affect Your Social Security Taxes?

on April 15, 2021

Could all that “free” money prove costly down the road?

Beware This Hidden Ingredient in Rotisserie Chicken
Beware This Hidden Ingredient in Rotisserie Chicken

on April 15, 2021

Something foul may lurk in those delicious, ready-to-eat birds.

Here’s How Women Can Slow Memory Decline
Here’s How Women Can Slow Memory Decline

on April 14, 2021

A key decision earlier in life can pay big dividends for women later.

Should You Stop Eating Any Processed Meats?
Should You Stop Eating Any Processed Meats?

on April 14, 2021

Even small amounts of sausage, cold cuts and bacon can be dangerous, a study finds.

MasterCard Offering Slew of New Perks for Cardholders
MasterCard Offering Slew of New Perks for Cardholders

on April 13, 2021

If you have a World or World Elite card, you are eligible for new benefits beginning this month.

Government Offering to Help Pay COVID-19 Funeral Costs
Government Offering to Help Pay COVID-19 Funeral Costs

on April 13, 2021

Up to $9,000 in aid is available for each qualifying funeral.

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