Kelli McCourt

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

Personal Care

Colonoscopy Dilemma

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

Personal Care

The Signs of Stroke

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

Hobbies

Not a Ban …a Choice

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

Relationships

Remind Them About Bottom Line!

I had a great weekend…for all the right reasons—family, friends, being outdoors and away from my desk. But this one…

Money Savers

Problem With Gift Cards

Who doesn’t love a gift card? Certainly  I do. In fact, for one of my favorite retailers, I have accumulated…

Personal Care

Lesson Learned

I just spent three days with my husband in the hospital. He had a severe asthma attack—we started in the…

Emotional Health

Simple Way to Protect Your Brain

Do you have a close friend—someone supportive and willing to listen to you even at 3:00 in the morning? I…

Self-Improvement

When Profanity Lends Credibility

Have you noticed that we all are swearing a bit more these days? It is true—the use of curse words…

Appearance

No More Sidewalk Chaos

My husband and I love wandering around our lovely New England towns, especially in the summer and fall. We spent…

Relationships

Saying No to a Loan

What do you do when a loved one asks to borrow $1,500 to pay some bills? Especially since you know…

Hobbies

My Guilty Pleasure

I come from a long line of readers—I remember my parents reading in their bedroom…and my sister and I reading…

Consumer Technology

Breaking Up With Amazon

Amazon is like a third member of our household. My husband will say, “We need [fill in the blank],” and…

Household Expenses

Beware Hidden Price Increases

Grocery prices are on the rise—but that’s not the only reason we aren’t getting as much for our money. Some…

Food

Help! I Can’t Cook

I really am not a great cook…and I am not good at planning meals in advance. That means we often…

Personal Care

Getting Those Zzzs

I used to have such a wonderful relationship with sleep. I would get in bed at night, read for a…

Consumer Technology

What is the Metaverse?

No doubt, you have heard the buzz about the “metaverse,” but if you’re like me, you probably don’t know what…

Travel

Vacation Rx

I have always struggled with taking time off from work. Not because I don’t enjoy a vacation—but because it is…