Dori Zinn

Dori Zinn has been covering the personal finance industry for a decade. She enjoys helping people take control of their money, whether it’s for investing, retirement, credit and debt, college affordability, and others. Her work has appeared in Quartz, Wirecutter, Huffington Post, Inc., MSN, and more.

Articles by Dori Zinn

What Is a Cosigner, and Should You Consider (or Become) One?

A cosigner is a family member, friend or someone else who agrees to take legal responsibility to pay back a debt in your name if... read more

Pell Grants: A Simple Guide to Understanding Them

The Pell Grant is a federal grant that’s awarded to students with financial need. The amount changes every year, but it’s money that you can... read more

Tax Refund Garnished Due to Student Loan Default? Here’s How to Get It Back

Note that the government paused all repayment on federally held student loans during the Covid pandemic, with no loans to be held delinquent or in... read more