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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

To raise savvy consumers, talk with your kids, set limits

If you want your kids to grow up to be savvy consumers, start talking with them now about how to make smarter decisions with their money. According to a forthcoming study in the Journal of Consumer Psychology, parents who talk…
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Living with credit, Protecting yourself, Research, regulation, industry reports

Paying off card debt? Forget math, go snowball, studies say

Feeling financially bloated after months of heavy holiday spending? If you want to slim down your credit card balances fast, experts typically recommend that you pay down the balance with the highest APR first (after you pay the minimum amount…
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Research, regulation, industry reports

America gets a ‘C’ in financial literacy

U.S. adults know surprisingly little about basic financial issues, such as compound interest, credit risk, investments and inflation, a new study from Champlain College finds. Many also routinely make avoidable financial mistakes, the December 2016 National Report Card on Adult Financial…
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Rewards, Travel

Single-airline cards losing their luster

Airlines continuing to revamp their frequent flier programs by cutting benefits and restructuring rewards programs and it’s causing some airline credit card holders to question whether it’s worth staying loyal to one carrier. “Not only are free upgrades harder to…
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Fine print, Protecting yourself

6 money-saving reasons to keep your receipts

Do yourself a favor as you begin holiday shopping. Take five minutes and create a system for saving your receipts. It can save you money. A number of consumer and credit card protections work only if you hold onto your…
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