Janna Herron

Janna is a Senior Writer at ValuePenguin, covering banking, credit cards and credit scores. She has more than a decade of experience writing and reporting on personal finance, real estate and business for The Fiscal Times, Bankrate, The Real Deal and The Associated Press. Janna has been interviewed widely by other media as a personal-finance expert and is currently pursuing certification as a financial planner. She has received two SABEW awards and a Peter Lisagor award for her previous work and was a finalist for a Gerald Loeb award.

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How Your Insurance or Credit Card Can Help With Identity Theft

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The Pros and Cons of Airline Rewards Cards

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What You Should Know About Equifax’s New Credit Lock

Equifax recently introduced a new credit lock as part of its response to its massive data hack last year. Here's why you should skip it. Read More

Which Type of Rewards Credit Card Should You Get?

There are many types of rewards credit cards out there. Here are the key features of the four main types, so you can pick one that fits... Read More

The Healthiest and Unhealthiest States for Savings and Debt

How healthy or unhealthy is each state when it comes to savings and debt? To find out, ValuePengiun analyzed the savings and debt habits... Read More

What the CFPB Has Cost, & What It's Helped Consumers To Recoup

After the acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau requested zero dollars for its second-quarter budget, ValuePenguin... Read More

7 Tax Moves You Can Still Make This Year

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