Dana Dratch

Dana Dratch

Personal Finance Writer


Credit scores and reports, credit card account management, rewards, payment technology


  • 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.

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Education & Honors

  • Degree in English and Writing

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