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

Amtrak Ridership Surging but Still Lags Behind Pre-COVID-19 Figures

It’s no secret the COVID-19 pandemic derailed most forms of travel. But while airlines have mostly bounced back, Amtrak ridership hasn’t yet fully recovered. The... read more

If the Past Is Any Indication, There’s a Nearly 3 in 10 Chance Your Winter Holiday Flight Won’t Arrive on Time

Flying during the holidays is a necessary evil for many travelers — evil because flight delays and cancellations can turn festive travelers into frustrated ones.... read more

Cost of Domestic Airfare Surges 9.8% in Past Year, Led By Miami International and Portland International Jetport

You’re not imagining things. Domestic airfare in the past year has risen nationally and at 95 of the 100 largest airports, according to a new... read more

Cash Back vs. Points and Miles: Which Is Best for You?

Citi is an advertising partner. Without a doubt, you’ve come across credit cards that promise rewards for your everyday spending. But you may be wondering:... read more

81% of Credit Cardholders Have Been in Debt, But Only 39% Have Taken Advantage of Consolidation

If you find yourself saddled with credit card debt — as more than half of cardholders are right now — a number of payoff strategies... read more

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