Dawn Allcot

Personal Finance Expert Contributor

Dawn Allcot is a full-time freelance writer, social media specialist and inbound marketing expert. A former trade magazine editor, she now uses her passion for words to help business owners increase their web presence with engaging content. Specializing in personal finance, smart home technology and real estate, Dawn’s work has appeared on Chase News & Stories, Forbes.com, Care.com and countless other websites, as well as in print publications. A self-proclaimed shopaholic, Dawn loves bargain-hunting and finding the best rewards credit cards to make her purchases. She lives on Long Island, New York, with her husband, two kids, two cats and a grumpy bearded dragon.

Recent Articles By Dawn Allcot

  • Credit Cards

    How to add an authorized user

    Adding an authorized user is easy, but make sure you both consider the pros and cons and how it might affect both your finances.

    4 MIN READ
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  • Credit Cards

    How to negotiate a debt settlement

    You can negotiate with your creditors to settle your debt by paying a lump-sum amount that’s less than what you owe. Here’s how.

    7 MIN READ
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  • Credit Cards

    Average credit card debt in the U.S.

    Average credit card debt varies by state, with Alaskans and those on either coast generally carrying more debt than those living in the midwest.

    4 MIN READ
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  • Credit Cards

    What is a credit card grace period?

    Editor’s Note: Some of the offers on this page may have expired or may no longer be available. If you often find yourself paying interest on your credit card purchases you need to learn about credit [...]

    3 MIN READ