Kelli McCourt

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

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…

Get On Your Feet!
Exercise & Fitness

Get On Your Feet!

Kelli McCourt | May 2, 2023

Full disclosure—I work from home most days now. If I am doing it right, you likely didn’t even know that!…

Take a Break…I’ll Do the Worrying for You

Take a Break…I’ll Do the Worrying for You

Kelli McCourt | April 16, 2023

A family member recently passed. I attended the wake, the funeral mass, the graveside service and the repast. Maskless, I…

Ageism… or Not aging Gracefully?

Ageism… or Not aging Gracefully?

Kelli McCourt | April 2, 2023

I am sure many of you saw Madonna at the Grammy Awards. I’ll be honest—I grew up watching and listening…

What’s Your Plan?
Family

What’s Your Plan?

Kelli McCourt | March 16, 2023

We’ve all heard the story. A loved one gets a scary diagnosis and ends up in the hospital, followed by…

In Praise of Ambition

In Praise of Ambition

Kelli McCourt | March 9, 2023

Early in my career, I was an editor for a large investment-management company in New York City. (I am not…

The Secret Behind the “99”
Money Savers

The Secret Behind the “99”

Kelli McCourt | February 16, 2023

We all know that retailers have lots of tricks up their sleeves to get us to buy more. In fact,…

Rise and Shine!!

Rise and Shine!!

Kelli McCourt | February 2, 2023

I am an early riser…and I have lots of well-known company in that—Apple CEO Tim Cook reportedly rises at 3:45…Starbucks…

Fighting the Tripledemic

Fighting the Tripledemic

Kelli McCourt | January 16, 2023

Does it seem like everyone you know has been struggling with a respiratory illness in recent months? The medical community…

Better Way to Communicate

Better Way to Communicate

Kelli McCourt | January 2, 2023

Many years ago—when I was working for our founder Martin Edelston as managing editor of ­Bottom Line Personal—he suggested that…

Make Someone’s Day!

Make Someone’s Day!

Kelli McCourt | December 16, 2022

In my job, I ask for help every day. I ask experts and writers in all areas—finance, health, life—to help…

Colonoscopy Dilemma

Colonoscopy Dilemma

Kelli McCourt | December 2, 2022

A new study is making many of us question whether we should continue to get our dreaded colonoscopies. For years,…

The Signs of Stroke

The Signs of Stroke

Kelli McCourt | November 16, 2022

During a recent live TV broadcast, Tulsa news anchor Julie Chin started to lose her vision in one eye…her hand…

Not a Ban …a Choice

Not a Ban …a Choice

Kelli McCourt | November 2, 2022

In college, I was required to read The Canterbury Tales. I didn’t love it, but that doesn’t mean I think…