Janna Herron

Janna Herron

Janna Herron, a senior editor for The Fiscal Times based in New York, oversees the Life and Money channel that covers financial issues that touch people and their families. Before spending a year and a half as a freelance journalist, Janna covered credit cards and credit reports/scores for Bankrate.com. She also reported on real estate and housing for The Associated Press for five years during the run-up and aftermath of the housing crash in 2006. During her career, Janna has received two awards from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, a Peter Lisagor award and was a finalist for a Gerald Loeb award. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English and Drama from Duke University.

Recent Stories By Janna Herron:

  • More Homebuyers Are Turning to Risky MortgagesMarch 23, 2017

    The number of homebuyers considering a riskier mortgage — a kind of loan that became notorious during the housing boom and crash — has doubled since the presidential election. Last week, 9 percent of...

  • The 3 Secrets of Getting a RaiseMarch 22, 2017

    What’s worse than asking for a raise? Asking for one and not getting it. The good news is you can minimize the chance of rejection by requesting a bump in pay at the right time, for an appropriate...

  • The Strongest Housing Market in the US in 2017 – and the WeakestMarch 21, 2017

    Home prices started 2017 on the rise, but the biggest housing gains occurred in just a handful of states. Related: 9 States With the Hottest Housing Markets Starting 2017 Housing values increased 6.9...

  • The 20 Richest People in the WorldMarch 14, 2017

    Since Election Day, the stock market has jumped 11 percent, growing the net worth of Americans with 401(k)s and other investments. Some of the world’s richest people have not fared quite as well....

  • The Best Ways to Use Your Tax Refund – and the WorstMarch 13, 2017

    If you had an extra three thousand bucks in your pocket, how would you use it? It’s an important question for the three-quarters of Americans who are expecting a tax refund from Uncle Sam this year....

  • Americans’ Household Wealth Hits a New HighMarch 9, 2017

    Americans, on the whole, are richer than ever. The combined net worth of U.S. households hit $92.8 trillion in the fourth quarter of 2016, due to big gains in the stock market along with steady...

  • Why the IRS Is Catching Fewer Tax CheatsMarch 3, 2017

    Last June, nine Florida residents were sentenced to prison after being convicted of stealing almost $2.7 million from the federal government by claiming $11.1 million in false tax refunds. The...

  • The Most Affordable States for First-Time Homebuyers – and the LeastMarch 1, 2017

    First-time homebuyers have the best housing options in Middle America. Iowa, Utah, Minnesota, Kansas and Missouri offer the most attractive housing markets for young buyers, according to a new...

  • The Very Worst US Airline of 2017 — and the BestFebruary 28, 2017

    Flying comes with plenty of headaches, but those can quickly become migraines depending on the airline you choose. Spirit Airlines ranks worst among the 10 major U.S. carriers, according to a new...

  • The 10 US Companies With the Best Reputations – and the 10 WorstFebruary 22, 2017

    Amazon is so pleased with its performance in a new ranking of corporate reputations that it is giving customers a discount on Wednesday to celebrate its top-place finish. The online retail giant is...

  • Here’s Why You Owe the IRS So Much in Taxes This YearFebruary 21, 2017

    Many Americans cross their fingers at tax time, hoping for a huge refund from the federal government. At the very least, they want to break even. The vast majority of filers — more than 70 percent —...

  • 7 Common Tax Mistakes That Could Cost You ThousandsFebruary 17, 2017

    There aren’t many people who like doing their taxes, but it’s even worse when you end up paying Uncle Sam more than is necessary. Unfortunately, one in five Americans who did their own taxes paid an...

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