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Credit Cards, Credit Reports & Scores
Credit Card Writer
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
  • Staff writer focused on credit card topics for The Balance
  • Started writing about personal finance in 2013 for U.S. News & World Report while completing her journalism degree
  • Former reporter who focused on credit cards, new payment technology, and building credit
  • Articles and credit card research have been published on websites such as MarketWatch and

Sienna has been creating credit card and personal finance content for more than six years, and most recently for The Balance. She also spent several years at as a reporter, writing articles about credit cards, payment security, and young adult credit education.

Sienna also led more than a dozen credit card data surveys for to produce original statistics and educate readers about industry trends and card terms. She partnered with U.S. News & World Report for a guest column on behalf of for several months, too. Sienna first worked with U.S. News while in college, first as an intern and later as a freelance personal finance writer.

Before joining the The Balance team, Sienna was a consumer content editor for several real estate websites, including As a result, her expertise ranges from credit scores and credit card terms to new home construction and first-time home buyer loans programs.

Sienna has been interviewed as personal finance and credit card expert for numerous radio segments and online publications such as 89.3 KPPC’s Take Two program in Southern California and Her credit card research work has been cited by online publications such as WSJ.comCBSNews.comUSA TodayHuffPost and The Washington Post