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

BB&T Mortgage Review

What is BB&T? BB&T started as a small bank in North Carolina in 1872 and today touts itself as one of the largest financial services... read more

Lower.com Mortgage Review

What is Lower.com? Lower.com launched in December 2018. The company is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. The website allows consumers looking to buy a home, refinance... read more

How Do Stocks, Bonds and Mutual Funds Affect Your Credit?

Your credit score is a tool lenders use to get an idea of how well you handle your finances and manage debt. With that in... read more

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

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