Kelli has been writing about personal finance for her entire career. She is one of only a handful of working journalists to have earned the Certified Financial Planner™ designation, which recognizes financial advisors who have met education, experience and ethics requirements and passed a tough industry exam. Before she arrived at CNBC in 2013, Kelli spent almost a decade covering personal finance at MarketWatch and SmartMoney. Kelli's work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Good Housekeeping, Real Simple and Family Circle, among other publications. She lives in Fort Lee, N.J., with her husband and their two young children.