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, CreditCards.com, NBCNews.com, Money.com, Yahoo! Finance, Fox Business, MSN.com, 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

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

Does My Credit Card Work with Apple Pay?

It is easier than ever now to use your iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad or even MacBook to make payments using Apple’s mobile payment system, Apple... read more

What’s the Difference Between a Hard and Soft Credit Inquiry?

You may have heard of hard inquiries and soft inquiries on your credit report but don’t understand what they mean. These inquiries are important to... 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

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