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

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

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

Louisiana Debt Relief: Your Guide to State Laws and Managing Debt

Home to a world-class city and some of the most distinctive dishes you’ll find this side of the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana has more than... read more

How to Improve a Business Credit Report

You and your business have something in common: You both have a credit report. And just as your personal credit report helps lenders decide whether... read more

So You’ve Turned 18. How Do You Start Building Credit?

Turning 18 means you’re a legal adult now, old enough to vote, open a checking account and, depending on your income and financial status, get... read more

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