Jeanine Skowronski

Jeanine Skowronski joined MainStreet as a personal finance writer in May 2010. Her coverage since then has included the credit industry, retirement, small business, consumer trends, education and the housing market. Prior to working at MainStreet, she was managing editor of a small personal finance blog for Xanga.com and an editorial assistant at Maxim Fashion. She received a bachelor¿s degree in journalism/professional writing from the College of New Jersey.


Recent Articles By The Author

Western Union Is Helping the Underbanked Shop Online

Western Union Is Helping the Underbanked Shop Online

A new digital payment platform can make it easier for people without a credit or debit card to shop online.

How I Got Hit With an Overdraft Fee After Opting Out of Overdraft Protection

How I Got Hit With an Overdraft Fee After Opting Out of Overdraft Protection

One of the loopholes: Recurring charges, such as a monthly gym membership fee linked to a debit card.

10 Weird Ways to Use Your Credit Card

10 Weird Ways to Use Your Credit Card

Library fees? Donating to Salvation Army kettles? Some surprising uses are migrating to credit and debit cards.

4 Ways to Spot a Great Travel Rewards Credit Card

4 Ways to Spot a Great Travel Rewards Credit Card

Travel rewards credit cards are a dime a dozen. Here's how consumers can find one worthy of their business.

Banking for the Almost-Rich: A Look at Premium Checking

Banking for the Almost-Rich: A Look at Premium Checking

Premium checking accounts are becoming increasingly popular. Here's what to know about them.