Christine DiGangi is the Senior Editorial Director of The Balance. She has dedicated the majority of her career to financial education. In early 2019, she joined The Balance as Editorial Director, where she oversees content strategy and operations. Previously, DiGangi served as the managing editor of mortgage content at LendingTree, an editor and writer for Credit.com, communications coordinator for the Society of Professional Journalists, and a copy editor for The New York Times. She has more than a decade of experience in service journalism, as a writer, editor, and vocal advocate for ethics and accuracy in publishing.
Her writing has been featured on MarketWatch, USA Today, MSN Money, Yahoo Finance, and The New York Times International Weekly.
As spending peaks around the holidays, it's important to remember that it's rarely—if ever—a good idea to take on credit card debt, and the disconnect is likely a result of the widespread misconception that carrying a credit card balance helps your credit score, when it actually doesn't. The good news is there's a huge opportunity to help people better understand their money, and they have ample time to correct their perceptions of debt.28 September 2020
A more expensive gift isn’t always a better gift.19 November 2019