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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Foreign Homebuyers Are Flocking to These 10 States

on July 25, 2022

The most popular state for foreigners draws twice as many buyers as its closest competitor.

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Retiring in a Bear Market? 7 Things to Do Now

on July 25, 2022

Make the wrong decisions now, and it can have life-altering consequences.

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Have a 401(k)? Here’s a Secret Retirement Plan You Probably Don’t Know About

on July 25, 2022

This option allows you to put away up to $61,000 annually for retirement.

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10 Cities Where It’s Now Easier to Find a House for Sale

on July 25, 2022

Some cities recently have seen a lot more “for sale” signs popping up.

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4 Ways Middle-Income Families Are Coping With Inflation

on July 22, 2022

As the reality of higher prices sinks in, Americans are taking action.

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7 Income Tax Breaks Being Eroded by Inflation

on July 22, 2022

Tax breaks help pad our bottom line. But inflation makes these deductions less valuable with each passing year.

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8 Things People Purged From Their Lives During the Pandemic

on July 22, 2022

Here’s what Americans junked in epic “pandemic purges.”

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10 Housing Markets That Are Cooling Fastest

on July 22, 2022

These metro areas are showing the clearest signs that the housing boom might be over.

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Oldest Americans Say This Is the Biggest Surprise of Aging

on July 21, 2022

Many older seniors say these aspects of their lives did not unfold as they expected.

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This Grocery Store Frozen Pizza Left Reviewers ‘Speechless’

on July 20, 2022

This pie gets more applause than others from the freezer case and even delivery options.

7 Ways Inflation Is Ruining Your Retirement
7 Ways Inflation Is Ruining Your Retirement

on July 20, 2022

Inflation is an irritant no matter your age, but it hits retirees especially hard.

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As Prices Rise, This Key Cost Just Keeps Falling

on July 20, 2022

Paying less for this can dramatically improve your retirement.

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Eat This More Often If You Want to Boost Your Mood

on July 19, 2022

Better mental well-being and less depression are associated with this food group.

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Common Liver Disease Linked to Higher Dementia Risk

on July 19, 2022

One-quarter of the people in the world have this illness.

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This Is America’s Best Bargain Hotel, According to Travelers

on July 19, 2022

Customer satisfaction is down at hotels overall, but some chains are bucking the trend.

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29% of Older Americans Fail This Basic Retirement Test

on July 18, 2022

Many Americans remain largely ignorant of key aspects of a program that impacts nearly all of our lives.

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10 Housing Markets With the Most Sellers Dropping Prices

on July 18, 2022

In June, 75% of metro areas in the U.S. saw at least one-quarter of homeowners dropping their asking price.

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80% of Older Americans Are Worried About This

on July 18, 2022

Three fears are keeping people age 50 and older up at night.

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TSA Agents Won’t Scan Your Boarding Pass at These Airports

on July 18, 2022

Many of the biggest airports in the U.S. no longer require you to show your boarding pass at security checkpoints.

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Retirees Say These Are Their 5 Favorite Activities

on July 16, 2022

Today’s retirees offer the rest of us a glimpse into what will likely make us happiest during our golden years.

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