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Dori Zinn

Dori is a personal finance journalist with more than a decade of experience covering credit, debt, college affordability, budgeting, borrowing, investing, and more.

About Dori Zinn

Current Role

Personal finance journalist


  • Banking
  • Loans
  • Budgeting
  • Credit
  • Debt
  • Investing
  • Retirement
  • Real Estate


  • Bachelor's degree in multimedia journalism from Florida Atlantic University

Personal Finance Experience

Dori has been a personal finance journalist for more than a decade. Before working for herself, she wrote for other personal finance and student loan-focused sites.

Previously, she was an editor for a parenting and pediatrics website that educated first-time parents with evidence-based medical content. She was also a food writer and reviewer for local publications in South Florida.

As a full-time personal finance writer, Dori covers everything from banking and budgeting to saving and investing. She loves teaching people about money and meeting people where they are in their financial journeys.

If she’s not writing or reading, Dori's watching football.

Latest from Dori Zinn

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