Lisa Rowan is a writer and editor based in St. Petersburg, Florida.
She is a staff writer at Lifehacker, where she covers personal finance for the Two Cents vertical. Prior to that, she was a senior writer and on-air analyst at The Penny Hoarder, where she covered the grocery and retail industries, consumer affairs, and features. She wrote more than 500 posts for the personal finance site, including The American Nightmare, a four-part series on the lingering effects of the foreclosure crisis of 2007. In 2018, launched a weekly advice column that was syndicated by the Tampa Bay Times.
She is a recipient of the 2019 Creative Pinellas Emerging Artist grant for literature.
Lisa also cohosts Pop Fashion, a top-rated weekly podcast about the business of fashion and culture. A former full-time freelance writer and vintage shop owner, she is well versed in the gig economy and the small-business landscape. Lisa is a graduate of the University of Maryland and Georgetown University. Her work has appeared in Retail Dive, The Washington Post, Family Circle, CityLab, and the Washington City Paper, among others.