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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5 Bad Decisions That Harm Retirement Readiness the Most — and 5 Choices That Boost It

on January 30, 2024

Discover common blunders that hindered seniors’ retirement plans in the past, and smart choices that helped bring them back on track.

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10 Professions With the Most Honest People

on January 30, 2024

Americans say these professions are filled with the most honest and ethical people.

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Here’s Why People Are Refusing To Postpone Social Security

on January 30, 2024

Many Americans are saying “no” to delaying their Social Security benefits. Here’s a look at their reasoning.

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How the 6-1 Method Makes Grocery Shopping a Breeze

on January 30, 2024

This technique has gone viral. Can it transform your grocery-shopping experience, too?

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These 6 U.S. Cities Are Crawling With Bedbugs — Again

on January 30, 2024

These metro areas had the most bedbug problems last year — and the year before — judging by pest control data.

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Live Alone? Study Shows This May Help Fight Dementia

on January 29, 2024

A scientific study hints at a surprising link between solo seniors and better brain health.

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The 3 Best and 3 Worst Airlines in the U.S. for 2024

on January 29, 2024

Here’s which carriers soared above the trouble last year — and which ones barely got off the ground.

Drinking Even a Little Alcohol Each Day Is Tied to This Health Problem
Drinking Even a Little Alcohol Each Day Is Tied to This Health Problem

on January 29, 2024

Discover why your daily wine indulgence could be quietly sabotaging your health.

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15 Professions With the Most Unethical People, According to Americans

on January 29, 2024

Americans say these professions are filled with the least honest and ethical people.

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This Bad Sleep Habit Is Linked to Heart Disease

on January 27, 2024

People age 45 or older might be at risk as a result of this poor practice, a study finds.

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6 Lifestyle Choices That May Slow Memory Decline

on January 26, 2024

Even those with a genetic predisposition to dementia can benefit from these changes.

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7 Ways Baby Boomers Will Get By After Social Security Runs Out

on January 25, 2024

Baby boomers are skeptical about Social Security’s future. Here is what they plan to do if the program goes south.

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6 Millionaires Who Say Money Doesn’t Buy Happiness

on January 25, 2024

These famous folks say riches aren’t the key to their happiness.

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6 Ways Shopping Could Change in 2024

on January 25, 2024

These subtle but important shifts will likely impact just about everyone who shops.

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6 Experts Who Got the 2023 Stock Market Wrong

on January 25, 2024

The stock market had a big year in 2023 — and almost nobody saw it coming.

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Baby Boomers Have Some Harsh Retirement Advice for Their Younger Selves

on January 24, 2024

Younger generations could learn valuable lessons from the regrets of older Americans.

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This Financial Fear Is Driving Many Retirees Back to Work in 2024

on January 24, 2024

Many of us dream of retirement, but the reality does not always match our imagination.

Costco Is Cracking Down on This Member Abuse Again
Costco Is Cracking Down on This Member Abuse Again

on January 18, 2024

The retail giant noticed a new trend that it doesn’t like, and is taking extra steps to stop it.

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5 Types of Groceries Expected To See More Price Hikes in 2024

on January 18, 2024

Brace your wallets: Discover the top grocery items that will probably cost you more at the checkout line this year.

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10 Markets With the Most Newly Built Homes in 2024

on January 17, 2024

In these places, hammers and saws rule, and new housing is springing up all over.

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