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).

Senior farmer
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.

Older couple in front of their home they sold to downsize
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.

PayPal app
PayPal High-Yield Savings Account Coming Soon

on September 23, 2021

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

Happy family at the airport
Travelers Say These Are the Best U.S. Airports

on September 23, 2021

Customer satisfaction at airports is sinking, but not everywhere.

Scared driver before an accident
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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11 Countries Where Life Expectancy Decreased in 2020

on September 22, 2021

These developed nations have seen lifespans shrink, and COVID-19 is not the only factor behind the problem.

Man signaling people to stay away
8 Things Unvaccinated People Can’t Do Anymore

on September 21, 2021

From attending college to enjoying a Broadway play, if you haven’t been jabbed, you aren’t welcome.

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Amazon Releases 3 New Kindle Paperwhite Devices

on September 21, 2021

The new e-readers offer a larger display and numerous other upgrades.

Thief in a stolen car
10 Cities With the Worst Auto Theft Rates

on September 21, 2021

Want to keep your car from being stolen? Try to avoid one region of the U.S.

Retiree in Florida
The 10 Best Places to Retire in Florida

on September 21, 2021

Florida remains a top retirement hotspot in the U.S. These cities are the best of the best.

Couple unhappy about rising costs
10 Cities Where Rent Is Skyrocketing

on September 20, 2021

Some of these locations have seen rents leap by 25% or more.

Patient smiling at his doctor
Government Extends Health Insurance Sign-Up by 30 Days

on September 20, 2021

Two other changes also have been made for the upcoming open enrollment period for Affordable Care Act plans.

Worried investor
Will a New Bill Make Investing in ETFs Less Attractive?

on September 18, 2021

A proposal in Congress could “potentially alter the entire U.S. fund landscape,” according to one report.

College graduate with money tassel
The 10 Most Lucrative College Majors in 2021

on September 17, 2021

Starting pay for new grads with these degrees is as much as 50% higher than average.

Worried young couple
10 Things Preventing People From Buying a Home Today

on September 17, 2021

Today’s renters say some key factors are stopping them from becoming homeowners.

Man feeling neck after car accident
Is the Color of Your Turn Signal Putting You in Danger?

on September 16, 2021

Chances are good that the car you drive puts you at a higher risk for accidents than is necessary.

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Vanguard ‘All-in-One Bond Solution’ Coming Soon

on September 15, 2021

The actively managed mutual fund has a conservative-to-moderate risk profile.

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