Dawn Papandrea

Dawn Papandrea is a writer specializing in personal finance topics including credit cards, family finances and consumer issues. Her work has appeared on a number of financial websites including LendingTree, MagnifyMoney, CreditCards.com, BankRate.com, U.S. News & World Report, as well as publications including Family Circle. Dawn has a master’s degree in journalism from New York University. Follow her on Twitter: @dawnpapandrea.

Articles by Dawn Papandrea

More Than 1 in 5 Americans Started Investing for First Time During Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic and the ensuing economic crisis have caused many Americans to struggle financially. But for some, this time presented an opportunity to invest... read more

American Consumers’ Average Weekly Grocery Spending Increased by 17% During the Pandemic, Despite Fewer Trips

The pandemic has reshaped so much of our lives, including the way we shop for groceries. From how often people shop to how much they... read more

4 in 10 Americans Weren’t Financially Prepared for Coronavirus Pandemic

Aside from being a public health crisis, the coronavirus pandemic has had a major financial impact on American consumers. From job loss to reduced work... read more

How to Find Medical Debt Relief, From Negotiating Bills to Consolidating Debt

Medical bills are increasingly wreaking havoc on people’s personal finances. In 2016, one in five working-age, insured Americans reported having problems paying medical bills, according... read more

How Your Credit Mix Affects Your Credit Score

Picture a juggler. You wouldn’t be that impressed to watch someone juggle two beanbags. But what if he added a bowling pin, a knife and... read more

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