Senior Writer and On-Air Analyst
The Penny Hoarder
Lisa Rowan is a senior writer and on-air analyst at The Penny Hoarder, a personal finance website that teaches people how to earn, save and manage their money. At The Penny Hoarder, Ms. Rowan writes extensively about grocery, retail, and consumer affairs topics along with features. She is also the writer behind Dear Penny, a personal finance advice column featured in The Penny Hoarder and Tampa Bay Times . Ms. Rowan started Dear Penny in March 2018 to help people overcome obstacles to achieve their money goals. Through Dear Penny, she has helped people tackle the most difficult money questions from how to deal with stingy family members to the best ways to pay off student loans. Ms. Rowan money advice advice and story has been featured in Womens Health, Real Simple, Cheddar, Yahoo! Finance, TEDxUSFSP and NBC News. She holds a masters degree from Georgetown University, and a bachelors degree from the University of Maryland. A Philadelphia-area native who spent 10 years in Washington, D.C., she is most recently a resident of St. Petersburg, Florida.