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:

  • The 45 Donors Who Gave $1 Million to Trump’s Record-Breaking InaugurationApril 19, 2017

    While he may not have had record-breaking crowds at his inauguration, President Trump raked in far more cash than any president to spend on the festivities surrounding his swearing in to office....

  • Why 2017 Is Shaping Up to Be a Great Year to Buy a CarApril 5, 2017

    The record-setting car-buying boom appears to be over—and that’s good news for anyone in the market for a new set of wheels. Thanks largely to cheap gas and auto loan rates near historic lows, U.S....

  • Tax-Free Shopping on Amazon Is Over — With This One Big ExceptionMarch 31, 2017

    Amazon is fully ditching what was once considered its biggest advantage: not charging state sales tax. On Saturday, Amazon will begin collecting the tax on purchases made in Hawaii, Idaho, Maine and...

  • Is This a Sign of a Looming Stock Market Correction?March 31, 2017

    Investors borrowed a record amount to buy stocks last month, an indication of market confidence — or irrational exuberance. Margin debt, or money borrowed to buy shares, hit a record high of $528.2...

  • 5 Signs That a Contractor May Be Scamming YouMarch 29, 2017

    Along with spring crocuses come fraudsters posing as handymen ready to swindle unsuspecting homeowners. Oftentimes, these scammers start with a phone call, according to the Better Business Bureau in...

  • 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...

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