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Kelly Dilworth

I'm a former staff reporter at CreditCards.com. I began my career in journalism at The Atlantic in 2007, then detoured into nonfiction book publishing for several years. I returned to journalism in 2010 and since then have written about everything from 20-somethings with Herculean credit scores to the Federal Reserve's monetary policy decisions. I hold a degree in liberal arts from Sarah Lawrence College and live in Columbus, Ohio.

Posts by Kelly Dilworth

Research, regulation, industry reports

Experts ring bell for better financial literacy instruction in schools

Progress toward teaching financial literacy in American schools has stalled, according to the latest state-by-state survey by the Council for Economic Education, As a result, many U.S. students still aren’t receiving a quality financial education, says the council’s “Survey of…
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Living With Credit, Research, regulation, industry reports

Stress from debt can trickle down to kids

Parents thinking about charging toys, vacations or other nonessential expenses to their cards may want to hold off if they can’t afford to repay those purchases in full. According to a new study in the journal Pediatrics, charging more than…
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Protecting Yourself

Bad credit? Subprime cards aren’t your only option

If your credit score is so low you keep getting rejected for traditional credit cards, you may be tempted to apply for an unsecured subprime card that’s designed specifically for cardholders with bad credit. Don’t do it. In theory, this…
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Research, regulation, industry reports

Charity donations made in cash more meaningful

If you’re seeking donations for a charitable endeavor, such as your kid’s soccer team or for your favorite nonprofit, try asking for donations in cash instead of credit. According to a November 2015 study in the Journal of Consumer Research,…
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New, interesting products, Protecting Yourself

4 free apps to help you spend less, save more

Over the past four months, I forgot two credit card payments in a row, misplaced receipts I was supposed to file for tax purposes and forgot to inform my financial planner I moved across the country. Meanwhile, my husband stopped…
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