Kelly Dilworth

Kelly Dilworth is a long-time personal finance writer, specializing in the intersection between money and life. She has covered consumer banking and lending since 2010, with a particular focus on credit cards and other financial products, credit reporting and scoring, new consumer research and consumer protection laws. She also regularly writes about spending, saving, budgeting and borrowing and how to be savvier with your money. Her personal finance articles are frequently syndicated and have previously appeared on The Balance,,,, Yahoo! Finance, Fox Business,, LendingTree, Student Loan Hero, MagnifyMoney and CompareCards, among other websites and publications.

Articles by Kelly Dilworth

Credit Cards That Offer Instant Credit Card Numbers

Imagine you’re just hours away from booking a vacation and are planning to spend hundreds of dollars on airplane tickets, prepaid hotels, car rentals and... read more

Is There Any Way You Can Have Too Much Credit?

Credit card rewards programs are so competitive that there’s a high-earning card for just about every common expense: from groceries to gas to airfare, restaurant... read more

Average Back-to-School Spending Reaches $498, and 33% of Parents Will Go Into Debt To Pay For It

As the era of COVID-19 stretches into another topsy-turvy year, families with school-age kids are gearing up for another deeply uncertain and costly back-to-school shopping... read more

About 7 in 10 Americans Have Cried About Money: Survey

If you’ve ever felt so moved by your financial situation that you cried over it, you’re far from alone. According to a recent survey by... read more

Where Americans Are Moving — And Where They’re Moving Out

When workers and retirees move to a new locale, local economies often reap a wealth of benefits. New residents not only pad a region’s tax... read more