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

How to Find Medical Debt Relief, From Negotiating Bills to Consolidating Debt

Medical bills are increasingly wreaking havoc on people’s personal finances. In 2016, one in five working-age, insured Americans reported having problems paying medical bills, according... read more

How Your Credit Mix Affects Your Credit Score

Picture a juggler. You wouldn’t be that impressed to watch someone juggle two beanbags. But what if he added a bowling pin, a knife and... read more

How to Apply for a Personal Loan

If you need access to a lump sum of cash, a personal loan could be the perfect solution. People apply for personal loans for various... read more

5 Smart Reasons to Use a Personal Loan

Going into debt is never ideal, but there are times when taking a small personal loan might help you improve your financial situation. Hint: Upgrading... read more

Understanding the Risks of Short-Term Loans

For many people, sometimes a situation arises for which you need access to cash fast. Whether it’s an emergency car repair, having to book an... read more