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

24% of Homeowners Made an Offer Sight Unseen — And That Nearly Doubles Among Recent Buyers

Today’s housing market is challenging for homebuyers, thanks to a combination of factors. With inventory scarce, buyers are competing for homes. At the same time,... read more

56% of Bridal Party Members Feel Pressured to Overspend, Leading to Debt and Regret

More than half of Americans who’ve participated in a bridal party say they’ve felt pressure to spend above what they could afford, according to the... read more

64% of Cardholders Say Inflation Is One of Their Biggest Money Concerns, and It’s Forcing Them to Rely More on Plastic

As prices for groceries, gas and everything else continue to rise with inflation, nearly two-thirds of Americans say they’ve been turning to credit cards to... read more

65% of Americans Mistakenly Think Carrying A Credit Card Balance Helps Their Score

Americans are making credit card mistakes that are costing them money and impacting their credit scores, according to the latest LendingTree survey of 1,000+ Americans.... read more

COVID-19 and Credit Cards: Nearly Half Who Added Debt During Pandemic Blame Inflation

As we mark the two-year anniversary of the coronavirus pandemic shut downs, many Americans are still experiencing its financial and credit impact — but in... read more

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