A photograph shows writer John Egan
Mortgages & Home Equity, Insurance, Credit Cards, Credit Scores & Monitoring, Banking, Personal Finance
Personal Finance Writer
University of Kansas, Southern New Hampshire University


  • Personal finance contributor at The Balance and other outlets with more than 30 years experience as a journalist.
  • Award winning personal finance and business journalist with more than a decade of experience covering mortgages, insurance, credit, banking, and other personal finance topics.
  • John has been a panelist at financial news industry gatherings and appears on local and national television broadcasts to share his personal finance expertise.


John has written extensively on personal finance topics for outlets such as Forbes Advisor, Experian, U.S. News & World Report, Bankrate, and CreditCards.com. Among his TV appearances are those on Fox Business, The Weather Channel and the CBS affiliate in Austin, Texas. John has been a panelist at the annual FinCon gathering for creators of personal finance content, and has won professional awards from the Missouri and Texas press associations, Ragan's PR Daily, and the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW).


John earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Kansas. He also holds a master's degree in marketing from Southern New Hampshire University.