Kelly Dilworth

Kelly Dilworth

Personal finance writer

Expertise

Business and personal finance

Education

Sarah Lawrence College, University of Toronto and OCAD University.

Expertise

Kelly Dilworth is a business and personal finance writer, specializing in the intersection between money and life. She has more than a decade of financial writing and reporting experience and has covered consumer banking and lending, credit cards, credit reporting and consumer scoring for a variety of personal finance outlets, including Bankrate and CreditCards.com, The Balance, LendingTree and Forbes Advisor. Her reporting has also been cited in Congressional testimony and in a number of reports, books and journal articles.

When I was younger, I rarely bothered to look at my credit card APR, check my credit reports or bank statements or compare financial products because I didn’t think it would make much difference to my bottomline. But I was wrong! A single error on your credit report, for example, can potentially make borrowing prohibitively expensive. So can an overpriced credit card or a multitude of fees. Now, I actually enjoy geeking out over details, such as a credit card’s terms and conditions, because I know exactly how much that fine print can matter.”

Education

Kelly holds a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from Sarah Lawrence College. She has also completed postgraduate coursework in graphic design and visual storytelling from the University of Toronto and OCAD University.