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Dawn Papandrea

Dawn Papandrea is a Staten Island, New York-based freelance writer specializing in personal finance. She is a regular contributor to CreditCards.com.

Her other work -- which covers a range of topics from parenting to higher education to marketing -- can be found in Family Circle, WomansDay.com, Parents, University Business, Content Marketing Institute, and others. If you're on Twitter, give Dawn a follow: @dawnpapandrea.

Posts by Dawn Papandrea

Rewards

How rewards card experts manage their payments

Points hackers – you know, the ones who earn free flights, hotel rooms and luxurious perks from their credit card spend – know just how to maximize their plastic. They use it for everyday purchases, pile their bills onto their…
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Living with credit, Rewards, Shopping

9 early back-to-school shopping tips

Somehow, in June, the back-to-school sales commercials and signage are already being pumped out (sort of like how Christmas decorations start showing up in September). With all this prompting, it’s no wonder that according to the National Retail Foundation’s research,…
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Living with credit, Rewards, Shopping

4 money lessons I learned this school year

Raising school-aged children is expensive. I mean, you can easily blow your budget on fidget spinners alone! As another school year comes to a close, my kids and I have learned a lot, including a few money-related lessons. Here are…
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Living with credit, Protecting yourself, Travel

6 ways to reduce your risk of skimmer fraud

When you hit the road this summer, be on the lookout for card skimmers at gas pumps, ATMs and payment terminals that are poised to steal your credit and debit card information. Skimmers are devices placed over a card payment…
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Living with credit, Protecting yourself, Travel

Do credit cards cover checked electronic devices?

U.S.- and U.K.-bound airline passengers who can no longer carry on devices larger than a cellphone won’t find that their credit cards offer much protection for laptops and other pricey electronics checked in their luggage. While the new rule to…
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