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Credit scores and reports, credit card account management, rewards, payment technology
Degree in English and Writing
- Experienced financial writer whose bylines include CNN Money, Yahoo Finance, NASDAQ.com and more
- Work has been referenced by the New York Times, the Congressional Research Service, the Federal Register and more
- Author of the “Red Herring” mystery series
Dana Dratch is a personal finance and lifestyle writer who enjoys talking all things money and credit. With a degree in English and Writing, she likes asking the questions everyone would ask if they could and sharing the answers — along with smart money management tips from the experts.
Her work has appeared in a variety of magazines, newspapers and news outlets, including CreditCards.com, Bankrate.com, Better Homes & Gardens, Men’s Health, ABCNews.com, CNBC.com, NBCNews.com, CNN Money, HuffPost, The Nest, The Fiscal Times, MarketWatch, E.W. Scripps Co., Yahoo Finance, Business Insider, Law.com, NASA.gov, NASDAQ.com, the Working Woman Report, the Chicago Tribune, the Tampa Bay Times, the Orlando Sentinel, The Seattle Times and the CPA Practice Advisor.
Her work has been referenced by: Time, the New York Times, CBSNews.com, Money Under 30, the Congressional Research Service, the Michigan Law Review, the University of Chicago School of Law, the Federal Register, TheDay.com, The Network Journal, “The Money Guy Show,” the Society of Certified Senior Advisors, Lawyers.com and the book “Short Changed: Life and Debt in the Fringe Economy.”
She also writes the Red Herring mystery series, where money often figures in the motive.
Dana's Latest Articles
5 min read Aug 04, 2016
You can liberate yourself from money stress and feel like you’re in control again. Here’s how.5 min read Jul 04, 2016
Ask these questions if you’re trying to decide whether to buy your first home.4 min read Jun 21, 2016
It may seem like the right decision, but consider these factors before making the move.6 min read Jun 20, 2016
Don’t freak out. An assessment is often not a bill. Here’s how to decipher that notice.3 min read Jun 17, 2016
These cities are expensive to visit, but there are still lots of low-cost ways to have fun.7 min read Jun 17, 2016
If you’re looking for some frugal fun, these beach towns are surprisingly affordable.7 min read Jun 10, 2016
Homebuying can move quickly. Use these tips for a good jumpstart.2 min read Jun 06, 2016