Sienna Kossman Headshot
expertise
Credit Cards, Credit Reports & Scores
currently
Credit Card Writer at The Balance
education
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Highlights
  • 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 CreditCards.com 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 CNBC.com
Experience

Sienna has been creating credit card and personal finance content for more than five years, and most recently for The Balance. She also spent several years at CreditCards.com 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 CreditCards.com 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 CreditCards.com 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 NewHomeSource.com. 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 NBCNews.com. Her credit card research work has been cited by online publications such as WSJ.comCBSNews.comUSA TodayHuffPost and The Washington Post