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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7 Grocery Items That Are Now More Costly

on October 13, 2021

Some of these foods have seen their prices rise by double digits over the past year.

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These Airlines Now Offer Larger Overhead Bins

on October 13, 2021

Tired of trying to jam your carry-on baggage into an airplane’s bin? Relief has finally arrived.

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Social Security Bump for 2022 Is the Largest in Decades

and on October 13, 2021

This inflation adjustment may not stretch as far as you think, however.

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5 Industries Where Workers Are Quitting in Droves

on October 13, 2021

Some workers have been talking about leaving their jobs all year. New data shows they weren’t making idle threats.

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The Top 4 Reasons Americans Plan to Take an Early Retirement

on October 12, 2021

Our priorities have changed.

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Hearing Loss Linked to Multiple Health Problems

on October 11, 2021

Three new studies suggest that hearing loss may make you more susceptible to certain health conditions.

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How Debt Has Affected Some Baby Boomers’ Health

on October 11, 2021

A vicious cycle can harm both your wallet and your long-term health.

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Target’s New Price Match Policy and Early Deals Start Tomorrow

on October 9, 2021

Get a head start on the holiday shopping season by purchasing bargains this weekend.

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5 Things Americans Will Do If They Run Out of Money in Retirement

on October 8, 2021

Americans say this is where they would turn if they found themselves in a financial crisis during retirement.

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Retiring at This Age May Protect Brain Function

on October 8, 2021

Working a little longer could help you stave off cognitive decline.

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Here’s Where 82% of Seniors Want to Spend Their Golden Years

on October 8, 2021

Feelings of comfort and safety make this the place most seniors want to be.

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Fidelity Launches 4 New ETFs That Look to the Future

on October 7, 2021

These new investments focus on “themes” that are likely to take center stage as the world changes.

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High Blood Pressure at This Age May Increase Dementia Risk

on October 7, 2021

Imaging tests also found a smaller brain size in this group of people with hypertension.

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Living in These Metro Areas Boosts Retiree Lifespans

on October 6, 2021

Where you decide to retire can impact how long you get to enjoy post-work life.

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Apps Offering Free Credit Scores Have Big Drawbacks

on October 6, 2021

A Consumer Reports investigation finds that apps offering free credit scores charge too much, offer too little and come with privacy risks.

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These 4 Prescriptions Cost Patients $1,000-Plus a Day

on October 6, 2021

The average annual cost of one specialty medication is nearly $85,000.

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These 5-Star Hotels Won’t Cost You a Fortune

on October 6, 2021

These 10 luxury hotels all charge less than $40 per night.

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This Is Easily the Biggest Robocall Scam in 2021

on October 5, 2021

If you are getting robocalls, chances are good you have received this one a time or two.

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Trouble With a Broker? Don’t Assume a Payout Is Coming

on October 5, 2021

Don’t automatically expect to be compensated — even if you are granted an arbitration award.

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Over 60? Doing This Might Make You Feel Lonely

on October 5, 2021

A common practice during the pandemic appears to backfire on some seniors.

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