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).

Woman shopping for over-the-counter medication
9 States That Don’t Tax Over-the-Counter Medication

on February 23, 2024

Discover some of the states where your wallet won’t get sick when you purchase OTC drugs.

Man worried about flood waters rising in his basement
5 Things Your Flood Insurance Policy Does Not Cover

on February 23, 2024

Think your flood insurance has your back? Discover the surprising truths about what’s not covered before the next deluge.

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Over 50? You Need These 5 Vaccines, the CDC Says

on February 22, 2024

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

Unhappy couple in the grocery store
The Top 5 Economic Threats in 2024, According to Financial Pros

on February 20, 2024

Experts say there is plenty to fret about this year, and these concerns lead the way.

The Worst Tax Cheats of 2023, According to the IRS

and on February 19, 2024

These fraudsters took millions if not billions of dollars from the IRS and other victims.

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6 States With Privacy Laws That Get Failing Grades

on February 19, 2024

These states have been criticized for passing laws that provide “no meaningful privacy protections to consumers.”

Stressed man worried about car breakdown or auto repair under the hood
7 Car Maintenance Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make

on February 17, 2024

Making these oversights can cost you a fortune over the life of your car.

Confused senior
Most Older Americans Don’t Know Squat About These 3 Retirement Topics

on February 16, 2024

Americans between the ages of 50 and 75 earned a big, fat “F” when quizzed on these topics, a survey finds.

Senior man at the doctor
10 States With the Worst Health Care for Retirees in 2024

on February 16, 2024

Some of these states offer a low cost of living, but that might not be enough for seniors in search of top medical services.

Disgusted man in the bathroom
9 Nasty Mistakes You Make in the Bathroom

on February 16, 2024

How many of these gross bathroom habits do you engage in?

Senior woman in the hospital
10 States Offering Retirees the Best Health Care in 2024

on February 15, 2024

Health care becomes more important as we age, and these states are best suited to meet such needs.

Happy driver
7 New Car Models You Can Buy Below Their Retail Value

on February 15, 2024

Car dealerships have slashed prices on these new models more than any others.

Homes in Oklahoma City
21 Places With the Most Sellers Slashing Home Prices in 2024

on February 15, 2024

Sellers are bowing to reality and cutting their asking prices in these big markets.

Two people wearing masks because of poor air quality.
10 Counties Where Air Quality Is Expected to Get Even Worse

on February 15, 2024

In coming decades, these places are expected to see worsening air quality, which could be bad news for local home values.

woman with piggy bank
A Tax Deduction That CD Savers May Be Overlooking

on February 14, 2024

This perk might be relevant to more people than usual this year.

Happy homebuyer
Buying a Home? Here’s How Much You Can Save Compared With Last Year

on February 14, 2024

Folks who bought a home this month saved an “astonishing” amount compared to shoppers who bought last fall, according to a new analysis of mortgage rates.

Two women from Generation Z moving
10 States Generation Z Is Moving To

on February 14, 2024

Discover why Gen Z is flocking to these states to build their dreams.

Senior man working out in the gym.
Some Medicare Advantage Freebies Might Disappear Soon

on February 12, 2024

The perks of Medicare Advantage health insurance plans could shrink in the near future due to a couple of factors.

Modern chic kitchen with polished concrete floor
6 Trendy Home Features for 2024 — and 3 Trends Dying Out

on February 12, 2024

Discover the trends that are surging in interest now — and some pandemic favorites that are losing their luster.

Man taking his blood pressure at home
This Blood Pressure Mistake Can Cause ‘Strikingly Inaccurate’ Readings

on February 12, 2024

Discover the unexpected error that’s causing wrong blood pressure readings so you can get accurate results every time.

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