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

As Inflation Rises, 37% of Households Use a Credit Card or Loan to Meet Spending Needs — Up 19% From 2021

As inflation continues to stick around — with a year-over-year increase of 7.7% as of October, according to the latest consumer price index — Americans’... read more

5 Options for When a Balance Transfer Credit Limit Is Too Low

You took the initiative to make a dent in your high-interest card debt and applied for a 0% balance transfer credit card. Only, now you... read more

With the Holidays Here, Kohl’s Is the Most Popular Store Card in Americans’ Wallets

Gift-buying season is here, so shoppers may be inundated more than usual with on-the-spot offers for retail credit cards. The latest LendingTree study of store... read more

The Most Maxed-Out Places in America

Maxing out a credit card can prevent you from paying your monthly bills and wreak havoc on your credit score. When you use all your... read more

With Inflation Soaring, Half of Americans Think Loyalty Programs Are More Important Than Ever

Everyone loves a bargain or a deal — even more so during a period of rising prices — which is why 8 in 10 Americans... read more

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