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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The Surprising Age When Americans Are Happiest

on August 5, 2022

A survey of American adults yields some surprises.

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Social Security: Nearly Half of Americans Plan to Take Benefits Early

on August 5, 2022

However, there are some important drawbacks to this strategy.

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Eating This Common Type of Food Is Linked to Higher Dementia Risk

on August 4, 2022

A wide range of favorites appear to be bad for your brain.

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Homeowners Rate This Mortgage Lender Best

on August 3, 2022

An online mortgage servicer that topped a survey for eight years has been toppled from its perch.

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17 States Sending Stimulus Checks of up to $1,500

on August 2, 2022

States now are writing checks to help residents with everything from the pandemic to runaway inflation.

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5 Types of Investments Americans Use to Save for Retirement

on August 2, 2022

Savers say these are their favorite ways to build a nest egg.

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4 Banks Now Paying More Than 2% on Savings Accounts

on August 2, 2022

These institutions are leading the way in offering better yields to customers.

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Can’t Open a Jar? You Might Have Hidden Health Issues

on August 1, 2022

Low handgrip strength could indicate deeper concerns, researchers say.

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Beware Driving If You Take Any of These 6 Medications

on July 28, 2022

Half of all drivers surveyed said they had taken at least one of these drugs and gotten behind the wheel.

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7 Housing Markets Where Bidding Wars Are Disappearing

on July 28, 2022

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

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People Are Abandoning These 10 Big Cities: Here’s Where They’re Moving

on July 28, 2022

Residents are exiting three of the nation’s largest cities in big numbers.

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Fed Issues Another 0.75-Point Rate Hike

on July 27, 2022

The ripple effects stand to affect everyone: savers, investors, borrowers … even those who already are retired.

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Love to Nap? You May Have This Hidden Health Risk

on July 27, 2022

Sleeping during the daytime might indicate all is not well.

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This Generation Has the Worst Tippers

on July 27, 2022

Tipping practices vary widely among four generations of Americans.

This Simple Act Lowers Women’s Cortisol Levels
This Simple Act Lowers Women’s Cortisol Levels

on July 27, 2022

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

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10 Cities With the Biggest Spike in Home Listings

on July 27, 2022

Homebuyers, rejoice! In these markets, you finally have more properties to choose from.

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8 of the Most Fattening Restaurant Meals in 2022

on July 26, 2022

The annual Xtreme Eating Awards highlight some of the least healthful dishes at major chains.

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The 10 Most Commonly Stolen Vehicles in America

on July 26, 2022

The latest numbers show that owners of one type of vehicle need to remain on high alert.

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35% of Workers with a 401(k) Have Made This Questionable Move

on July 26, 2022

Many financial advisers frown on this type of decision.

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5 Stomach Conditions Tied to Alzheimer’s Disease

on July 26, 2022

Abnormal levels of cholesterol have also been linked to the illness.

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