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Sienna Wrenn

Expertise: Credit Cards, Credit Reports & Scores, Alternative Credit Products
Title: Special Projects Editor
Education: University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Location: Austin, Texas


  • Special projects editor for The Balance who first joined the team in May 2019 to write about credit cards, and credit reports and scores.
  • Started writing about personal finance in 2013 for U.S. News & World Report while completing her journalism degree
  • Former reporter who focused on credit cards, new payment technology, and building credit
  • Articles and research have also been published on websites such as MarketWatch and


Sienna has been creating credit card and personal finance content for more than seven years, and most recently for The Balance. She also spent several years at as a reporter, writing articles about credit cards, payment security, and young adult credit education.

Sienna has led more than a dozen credit card data surveys to produce original statistics and educate readers about industry trends and card terms that have been cited by online publications such as WSJ.comCBSNews.comUSA TodayHuffPost and The Washington Post. Sienna first started writing about personal finance for U.S. News & World Report, first as an intern and later as a freelance personal finance writer.

Before joining The Balance team, Sienna was a consumer content editor for several real estate websites, including As a result, her expertise ranges from credit scores and credit card terms to new home construction and first-time home buyer loans programs.

Sienna has been interviewed as personal finance and credit card expert for numerous radio segments and online publications such as 89.3 KPPC’s Take Two program in Southern California and


Sienna has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. She also completed a media studies program with The Fund For American Studies at George Mason University in Washington, D.C.

About The Balance

The Balance, a Dotdash Meredith brand, makes money easy to understand. We give people tools they need to not only make smart financial decisions but also prepare for the experiences they will have along the way. Our team of expert writers and editors have extensive qualifications in the topics they cover, and many of them have MBAs, PhDs, CFPs, and other advanced degrees and professional certifications. We require our writers to use primary sources in their articles, which are also approved by our Financial Review Board and fact-checked. You can learn more about the standards we follow in producing accurate, unbiased content in our editorial policy.