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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

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