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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

Living with credit

If you’re uninsured, don’t get sick

A few years ago, I had a nagging pain that felt like a runner’s stitch on the right side of my stomach. It didn’t hurt much, but it wouldn’t go away. Feeling nauseous and tired, I decided to stop by an urgent care center after work just in case.

Several hours later, I was wheeled in to an operating room at my local hospital for emergency surgery. It turned out I had acute appendicitis and if I had waited any longer, I would have been doubling over in pain.

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Living with credit

Generation We: It’s just a myth, say researchers

Is my generation greedy? Ask cash-strapped millennials what their goals are in life and they’re unlikely to say that it’s lending a helping hand. Instead, they rather just help themselves.

At least, that’s according to a recent, well-publicized study published last month in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Researchers found that millennials rate “being very well-off financially” as more important and are less likely than the generations that came before them to join the Peace Corps or participate in community council meetings.

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