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Ivana Pino

  • Personal finance for women
  • Debt management and credit-building
  • Budgeting and career advice
  • Bachelor's degree in Digital Journalism and Political Science, Syracuse University

About the author


Worked as a finance writer for CNBC and theSkimm
Graduated from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University

Ivana Pino joined the and Bankrate Credit Cards team in 2021. She graduated from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University with a degree in Digital Journalism and a second degree in Political Science.

Previously, she worked as a finance writer for CNBC and theSkimm. She is extremely passionate about creating inclusive financial content and making sure that it reaches a wide range of readers from all types of backgrounds.

As a first-generation American and college graduate, Ivana became passionate about finance because of the tremendous impact that personal finance content had on her own life. She hopes to continue to build on her expertise and help others get the information they need to make smart financial decisions.

Ivana's Latest Articles

  • businesswoman writing ideas on sticky notes

    How to write a business plan

    Here’s a breakdown of all of the elements included in a typical business plan and how you can write your own.

    4 min read May 06, 2022
  • Young black female designer working in a woodworking workshop

    Average cost of starting a small business

    Amex Membership Rewards lets you earn flexible rewards points that you can redeem in more than one way, such as for travel, gift cards, merchandise and more.

    4 min read Apr 11, 2022
  • woman looking at smart phone while holding credit card

    Good debt vs. bad debt

    Not all debt is bad. Or, for that matter, good. Find out the differences here.

    3 min read Mar 16, 2022
  • a person making a payment tapping a credit card on a machine

    Average credit card APR

    Knowing your APR and opting for a card with a lower APR can save you money if you do have to carry a balance.

    4 min read Jan 20, 2022