• 10+ years experience in publishing, helping readers make sense of everything from credit card offers to math and science instruction for kids. 
  • Longtime personal finance scribe, trusty financial guide and curator: I've been helping readers better understand and navigate their personal finances for more than eight years and have covered a wide variety of personal finance topics, including spending, saving, borrowing and budgeting. 
  • Expert decoder of financial contracts and agreements: I also specialize in helping readers cut through the fine print, compare loan and bank account offers, zero in on the best financial products and protect their consumer rights along the way. 
  • Exhaustive reporter: I've built a reputation as a thorough and reliable reporter, covering everything from new trends in consumer banking to academic research on the way we live and spend our money. 


Kelly Dilworth is a longtime personal finance writer, specializing in the intersection between money and life. She has published hundreds of articles on a wide range of personal finance topics, including consumer credit and debt, consumer banking, credit reporting and credit scoring and U.S. consumer protection laws. 

Since 2012, she has also written a widely cited series on average credit card interest rates for CreditCards.com. 

Her articles are frequently syndicated and have previously appeared on The Balance, CreditCards.com, LendingTree, Student Loan Hero, MagnifyMoney, DepositAccounts.com, NBCNews.com, Money.com, Yahoo! Finance, Fox Business, Recruiter.com and MSN.com. Her reporting has also been cited in books and online, including by The Washington Post, Newsweek and the North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology


Kelly holds a bachelor's degree in liberal arts from Sarah Lawrence College. 


Quote from Kelly Dilworth

"I understand what it’s like to feel intimidated by personal finance. Until I started covering money for a living, I shied away from learning more about the bank products I was using and never bothered to look at what I was paying to carry a credit card balance or hold a checking account. I didn’t know how to properly handle my limited funds and avoid unnecessary charges and, as a result, I lost a ton of money.

My goal is to help readers avoid making those same mistakes and show them how to handle their finances with more confidence."