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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Amazon Innovation Now Makes Gift-Giving Easier

on October 4, 2021

The retailer also is offering extra-early Black Friday deals and a free $10 credit to some shoppers.

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70% of Americans Falsely Believe This About Their Credit Scores

on October 4, 2021

The realities of credit scores can be harsh. Millions of Americans apparently prefer a fantasy.

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Can COVID-19 Damage Your Hearing?

on October 4, 2021

Research indicates that three auditory issues might be associated with the disease.

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Do Doomsday Headlines Lead to Bad Social Security Choices?

on October 4, 2021

The bad news is exaggerated, and that might have some devastating retirement consequences, researchers say.

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The Best Time to Buy This Year’s Christmas Tree Is Now

on October 4, 2021

Supply chain disruptions mean you can expect to pay up. But if you want a tree at all, act fast.

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11 Ways Costco Is Changing This Year

on October 1, 2021

The Costco shopping experience is ever changing — especially as we emerge from the pandemic.

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The 11 Best Home Insurers for Customer Satisfaction

on October 1, 2021

These are the only homeowners insurance companies to earn above-average scores for customer satisfaction.

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Spam Texts and Robocalls on the Rise Again

on October 1, 2021

No, it’s not your imagination — you probably are getting more spam communications this month.

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4 Beliefs That Make You Easy Prey for Scammers

on September 29, 2021

Our attitudes about the world can make us more vulnerable to fraud, a study finds.

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This Paint Could Eliminate the Need for Air Conditioning

on September 28, 2021

It sounds like science fiction, but a world-record-breaking paint might do a better job of cooling than your AC.

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5 Groups Who Can Get a COVID-19 Booster Now

on September 27, 2021

The federal government says these people are eligible for a booster six months after their original vaccination.

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7 Types of Retirees Who Claim Social Security Early

on September 27, 2021

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

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6 Retailers That Will Reward You for Getting a Flu Shot in 2021

on September 24, 2021

If staying healthy is not enough motivation to get a flu shot, how about a freebie?

HBO Max Is 50% Off Through Sunday

on September 24, 2021

The ad-free version of HBO’s streaming service is available at a price we seldom see.

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Costco Is Putting Limits on These 4 Products

on September 24, 2021

A host of factors has made it difficult to keep certain items on store shelves.

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Retirees in This City Can Save $535,000 by Downsizing

on September 24, 2021

In some metro ares, you can save big by living a little smaller.

7 Things ‘Comfortable’ Retirees Have in Common
7 Things ‘Comfortable’ Retirees Have in Common

on September 23, 2021

Look to these clues for how to make your golden years a success.

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PayPal High-Yield Savings Account Coming Soon

on September 23, 2021

A new app also will offer a loyalty rewards program to PayPal users.

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Travelers Say These Are the Best U.S. Airports

on September 23, 2021

Customer satisfaction at airports is sinking, but not everywhere.

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4 Car Features That Can Make Driving More Dangerous

on September 22, 2021

Some things that are supposed to make driving easier also raise crash risks.

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