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

41% of Consumers Have Already Shopped an Early Black Friday Sale

Black Friday has come early this year. In fact, more than 4 in 10 consumers said they’ve already shopped an early Black Friday sale in... read more

91% of Americans Canceled Travel Plans in 2020, Potentially Saving Nearly $84 Billion

More than 7 in 10 Americans planned to travel in 2020, but about 9 in 10 of those travelers canceled their plans amid the coronavirus... read more

59% of Borrowers Who Paid Off Credit Card Had No Balance 3 Months Later

Paying off a credit card is a great feeling for consumers struggling with debt. But is this usually a fleeting success, or can consumers keep... read more

More Than 1 in 5 Americans Started Investing for First Time During Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic and the ensuing economic crisis have caused many Americans to struggle financially. But for some, this time presented an opportunity to invest... read more

American Consumers’ Average Weekly Grocery Spending Increased by 17% During the Pandemic, Despite Fewer Trips

The pandemic has reshaped so much of our lives, including the way we shop for groceries. From how often people shop to how much they... read more

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