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 Insurance.com. I've also written for and worked closely with U.S. News & World Report, GOBankingRates, CreditCards.com, 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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Women on This Type of Diet Tend to Live Longer, Study Finds

and on June 3, 2024

Participants who were most diligent about following this way of eating were least likely to die during the study period — in general and from cancer and heart disease.

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Medicare Will Not Cover These 10 Medical Costs

on June 3, 2024

Don’t let these health care expenses catch you off guard in retirement.

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9 Houseplants That Remove Toxins From Your Indoor Air

on May 31, 2024

These plants may also do everything from reduce dust to boost productivity.

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8 Financial Dates and Deadlines in June 2024

on May 31, 2024

Mark your calendar now so you don’t risk a fine or miss an opportunity to save.

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Why You Should Sleep With the Door Closed Every Night

and on May 13, 2024

Experts say closing the door before you go to sleep could save your life.

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IRS Penalty for Underpaying Taxes to Remain at 8%

and on May 10, 2024

The good news is that interest rates won’t rise this summer. The bad news is that they are still steep.

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IRS Increases Limits for This Tax-Free Account for 2025

on May 9, 2024

Contribution limits are again rising for the most tax-friendly type of account around.

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7 Financial Dates and Deadlines in May 2024

on April 30, 2024

Mark your calendar now so you don’t risk a fine or miss an opportunity to save.

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I Remarried My Ex. Can I Still Claim His Social Security?

and on April 16, 2024

As difficult as it might be to think about a loved one’s death, it’s smart to consider what it would mean for your finances.

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8 Things Still Getting Hammered by Inflation

on April 15, 2024

These products have seen price hikes of as much as 30% over the past year — far higher than the overall inflation rate.

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9 Financial Dates and Deadlines in April 2024

on March 29, 2024

Mark your calendar now so you don’t risk a fine or miss an opportunity to save.

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Here’s Your Standard Deduction and Tax Rate for 2024

on March 22, 2024

The popular federal tax break as well as the income tax brackets are increasing again.

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Do Married Couples Pay More Taxes on Their Social Security?

on March 19, 2024

Couples with Social Security income face a marriage tax penalty — but there’s a simple way to avoid it.

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7 Retailers That Are Closing a Bunch of Stores in 2024

and on March 19, 2024

Slumping sales, theft and bankruptcy are among the reasons these companies are shuttering shops.

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5 Things That Are Still Breaking Inflation Records in 2024

on March 14, 2024

While the prices of many things are moderating, the federal government says these items just shattered records.

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Can Retirees Deduct Their Property Taxes?

and on March 12, 2024

The answer to this question is complex, but we’re going to break it all down for you.

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5 Financial Dates and Deadlines in March 2024

on February 29, 2024

Mark your calendar now so you don’t risk a fine or miss an opportunity to save.

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Free Online Tool Gauges Heart Attack Risk

on February 20, 2024

Researchers have devised a DIY method for people to estimate their risk of having a myocardial infarction soon.

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7 Kirkland Signature Items to Avoid at Costco

and on February 15, 2024

Even if it seems you save a bundle buying Costco’s house-brand products, they are not always a bargain.

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10 New Cars With the Steepest Price Markups in 2024

and on February 14, 2024

MSRP doesn’t mean much when it comes to buying these vehicles. Dealers are listing them with much higher prices.

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