About Kelli


Kelli B. Grant is a personal finance expert, journalist and TV commentator.

As the consumer reporter for CNBC.com, Kelli writes articles that help people make the most of their money. Catch her on CNBC’s Power Lunch and Closing Bell discussing her stories and the news of the day. Her video series $ave Me—with actionable advice regarding saving money and spending it wisely—airs on CNBC.com and local NBC news affiliates.

Before joining CNBC.com in 2013, Kelli was the senior consumer reporter for MarketWatch.com (formerly SmartMoney.com), covering personal finance and consumer spending for the site. She wrote the weekly SmartMoney Saturday column in The Wall Street Journal’s Greater New York section, contributed to its Personal Journal section, and occasionally anchored WSJ Live’s Lunch Break show.

In print, Kelli’s work has appeared in The New York Times, SmartMoney, Good Housekeeping, Real Simple, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Sky & Telescope, Air & Space Smithsonian and Student Advantage Magazine, among others. Her advice has been shared in publications including The Washington Post, Woman’s Day, Forbes.com and MSN.com. She has shared her savings strategies on the TODAY Show, CBS This Morning, CBS Up to the Minute, Inside Edition, Fox & Friends and other shows on all of the major networks.

Kelli has been working as a journalist since age 7—yes, really—when she was selected through a local library program to write children’s book reviews for The Asbury Park Press. (I’ll have a clip up soon, promise!) She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and anthropology from Ithaca College.

Kelli currently lives in New Jersey with her husband, where she grows her own jalapeño peppers and attempts to assert authority over two rambunctious cats.

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