Kelli McCourt

Kelli McCourt is the editor in chief of Bottom Line Personal.

Do Insurers Rule the World?
Personal Finances

Do Insurers Rule the World?

Kelli McCourt | March 2, 2024

I am confused about insurance—as are many of you, I’m sure. You pay premiums for cars, homes, jewelry and more…

Surprise! Yet Another Fee
Medical Expenses

Surprise! Yet Another Fee

Kelli McCourt | February 16, 2024

I received a letter from my doctor’s office—an internist my husband and I have been seeing for more than 25…

Small…But Mighty
Entertainment

Small…But Mighty

Kelli McCourt | February 2, 2024

I recently made our favorite slow-cooker beef stew recipe. The result was good…but not great. I realized later that it…

When Are You “Safe”?
Diseases & Conditions

When Are You “Safe”?

Kelli McCourt | January 16, 2024

The bridal shower my cousin had planned for her future daughter-in-law was nearly cancelled because her son had COVID, and…

When Life Hands You Lemons…
Family

When Life Hands You Lemons…

Kelli McCourt | January 2, 2024

As many of you know, my husband has had some health issues lately…and those issues have kept him out of…

Retirement – Not My Plan Just Yet
Family

Retirement – Not My Plan Just Yet

Kelli McCourt | December 2, 2023

When I first started working in the 1980s, I remember thinking that retirement was so far away. My practical-minded father…

Managing Anxiety
Anxiety

Managing Anxiety

Kelli McCourt | November 16, 2023

We’ve had a few stressful months in the McCourt house—my husband’s heart surgery took the forefront, of course, but I…

My Bottom Line Hat
Family

My Bottom Line Hat

Kelli McCourt | November 2, 2023

My husband just had triple heart-bypass surgery. It started when a nuclear stress test indicated a blockage in an artery.…

When Your Brain Says “Done”
Mental Health

When Your Brain Says “Done”

Kelli McCourt | October 16, 2023

Have you ever felt more than just physically tired? Have you been mentally exhausted as well—like you just can’t think…

What Keeps Us Happy?
Family

What Keeps Us Happy?

Kelli McCourt | October 2, 2023

My husband and I recently embarked on an 11-hour drive with my parents to visit my sister in South Carolina.…

The Tough Questions
Home

The Tough Questions

Kelli McCourt | September 2, 2023

We face a lot of tough ­questions in this world—but I think the toughest by far is… “What’s for dinner?”…

Insurers Exploiting Medicare
Insurance

Insurers Exploiting Medicare

Kelli McCourt | August 16, 2023

Most large Medicare Advantage insurers, including UnitedHealth Group, Kaiser Permanente and Humana, have been accused of fraud by whistleblowers, the…

Friendly Fraud?
Fraud

Friendly Fraud?

Kelli McCourt | August 2, 2023

Recently I noticed an unfamiliar charge on my Visa bill. I filed a dispute with the credit card company, got…

Going Unsocial

Going Unsocial

Kelli McCourt | July 16, 2023

Most mornings, when I open my eyes, I reach for my smartphone. I spend about a half-hour checking e-mail, scrolling…

It Is So Easy to Be Scammed
Fraud

It Is So Easy to Be Scammed

Kelli McCourt | July 2, 2023

My phone dinged the other day, indicating that I had a new text message. It was my bank letting me…