Janet Berry-Johnson

Janet Berry-Johnson is a freelance writer with four years of experience covering accounting, income taxes, insurance, mortgages and personal finance topics. She’s a CPA and spent a decade working as an auditor and tax adviser before pursuing writing full time. She’s written for several outlets, including Forbes, Discover, FreshBooks and Wirecutter. Her blog, Life & Taxes, caters to small business owners interested in learning more about accounting and taxes.

Articles by Janet Berry-Johnson

Here’s When Your Credit Score Really Matters

“Open a credit card so you can start building credit.” “Don’t miss a payment or you’ll trash your credit score.” “Check your credit report annually... read more

What Does It Mean to Be Credit Invisible?

Articles about credit often lament the number of people drowning in debt. But there’s a lesser-known flip side to that very widespread problem: 26 million... read more

What Do Credit Bureaus Do?

Your credit report tells a lot about how you manage financial responsibilities. Lenders, insurers, telephone and utility companies, landlords, employers and others rely on your... read more

Make Sure You’re Not a Victim of Credit Card Fraud

U.S. consumers and businesses love credit cards. It’s easy to understand why. Credit cards may offer rewards, provide extra protection on purchases and make it... read more

How to Build Credit When You’re Young

Young people getting started with credit face a common predicament: you need credit to start building your credit score, but you can’t get that credit... read more

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