Kelli B. Grant is a writer covering personal finance and consumer spending for CNBC.com. She earned the certified financial planner designation in 2016.
Prior to joining CNBC.com, Grant was the senior consumer reporter for MarketWatch.com and SmartMoney.com. Her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, SmartMoney, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Good Housekeeping, Real Simple and Family Circle, among other publications.
Grant holds a master's degree in personal financial planning from Kansas State University, and a bachelor's degree in journalism and anthropology from Ithaca College.
CNBC's Kelli Grant discusses how to balance immediate financial needs with long-term goals.
Shopping expert Trae Bodge shares some of the best and worst deals for shoppers in March.
A third of Americans have "volatile income" that varies by more than 25 percent from year to year, according to a new Pew report. Here's how to cope.
CNBC's Kelli Grant offers tips on how to break down your student's college aid offer letter and make sure that first choice school fits your finances.
College aid letters are arriving earlier this year, and families should take time to analyze them. Offers may be less generous than you think.
In some cities, prices at large funeral homes may not be competitive, according to the Consumer Federation of America. To save, shop around.
CNBC’s Kelli Grant on how you should spend your tax refund.
Some cities are better than others when it comes to late payments, debts and credit scores, according to a new report.
If you didn't file a tax return in 2013, the IRS may owe you refund money. But you'll have to act fast.
You might not have a great rate on that auto loan. The fix: refinance it.