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Megan Hanna

Dr. Megan Hanna is a finance writer with more than 20 years of experience in finance, accounting, and banking. She spent 13 years in commercial banking in roles of increasing responsibility related to lending. She also teaches college classes about finance and accounting.

About Megan Hanna

Current Role

Finance writer and adjunct professor


  • Personal Loans
  • Home Loans
  • Credit Cards
  • Banking
  • Business Loans


  • MBA and doctorate in business administration from Grand Canyon University, bachelor's degree in business accounting from University of Phoenix, graduate-level certificate in banking from Pacific Coast Banking School

Personal Finance Experience

Megan spent much of her professional career in the banking industry in roles of increasing responsibility related to lending before transitioning to full-time writing and teaching.

As a commercial banker, she helped evaluate her client's business and personal financial conditions to help determine the types of loans that would best serve their needs. In addition, Megan spent nearly five years managing all of the lending policies for a large regional bank.

Besides her time spent in banking, Megan serves as a personal finance writer for major online publications, and teaches courses about accounting and finance at the college level. Megan is passionate about sharing knowledge with others, so she held a seminar about personal finance and banking for college students. She also helped teach children about money and personal finance in a volunteer capacity for various organizations. Her highest degree is a doctorate in business administration with an emphasis in data analytics from Grand Canyon University.

Latest from Megan Hanna

Is It Illegal to Spend Student Loan Money Outside of School?

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How Much Income Do I Need for a HELOC?

Lenders evaluate several financial measures when you apply for a home equity line of credit (HELOC). Although most lenders don’t specify a minimum...

HELOC vs. 0% Interest Credit Card

When deciding between a HELOC and a 0% credit card, it’s crucial to consider your financial situation, borrowing needs, and repayment capacity. Factors...

What Happens to a Reverse Mortgage If You Die?

A reverse mortgage is a loan allowing homeowners 62 years and beyond to convert part...

How to Pay Off a Personal Loan Early

Many individuals seek ways to pay off their personal loans early to save on interest, improve their debt-to-income ratio (DTI), or achieve financial...

How to Choose a Personal Loan Term Length

Loan repayment terms can range from short to long, offering flexibility to match borrowers’ financial needs. This allows for financial strategies tailored to...

Promissory Note for Personal Loan Explained

Understanding promissory notes is vital if you plan to lend or borrow money. They detail important personal loan terms, including repayment schedules, interest...

Is It Hard to Get a Personal Loan?

Personal loans allow you to borrow a single lump sum, which is repaid over time in monthly installments. The ease of getting one...

Personal Loan Requirements

If you’re researching personal loan requirements, you’re likely seeking financial support. You may need funds to get high-interest-rate debt under control, cover sudden...

Personal Loan vs. Cash Advance

A personal loan is an installment loan that offers borrowers relatively quick access to cash, a lower interest rate than a credit card,...