Megan Hanna

Megan Hanna
Megan Hanna

Megan has been included in articles on sites such as fitsmallbusiness.com, americanexpress.com, smartsocial.com, and opploans.com. 

She earned degrees in business administration with an emphasis in finance from Grand Canyon University and in accounting from the University of Phoenix.

Megan has written for TheBalance since May 2020. 

Experience

Megan is a former commercial banker and accountant. She has been included in articles from such outlets as American Express, Smart Social, and OppLoans. Megan is passionate about sharing information about finance with the public so they are better equipped to make financial decisions. 

Most of Megan’s career was spent in banking, where she held roles of increasing responsibility ranging from commercial lender to chief credit officer. Based on her banking accomplishments, she was chosen by her CEO to attend Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington, where she earned a graduate-level certificate in banking. Megan’s greatest accomplishment during her banking career was re-writing and managing the credit (lending) policies for Zions Bancorporation. It was in this role that she truly realized how her love for writing and passion for finance could be used to help other people.

In 2018, Megan moved back to her hometown in rural Arizona, after spending years following her banking career to Colorado, Utah, and Washington, where she works as a freelance contributor and accounting professor. She previously served as a writer and editor for Fit Small Business, where she managed content related to Business Finance, Personal Finance, Accounting, Taxes, Banking, and Credit Cards.

Education

Megan earned a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in finance from Grand Canyon University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Accounting from the University of Phoenix. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Business Administration with an emphasis in data analytics from Grand Canyon University. As a result of her academic achievement, Megan is a member of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society. 

Other Work

About The Balance and Dotdash

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