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J.R. Duren

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Jacksonville, Florida
Personal Finance Reporter — HighYa
As seen in: HighYa
Covers:  Credit cards, credit scores, student loans, personal/SMB loans, mortgages and the personal finance side of health care.
Doesn't Cover: Investing, global markets, currency exchange, commodities and anything that isn't related to personal finance.

Award-winning journalist, personal finance reporter at @HighYaReviews, published author w/@LPCTweets. My wife is the cool one. #Husband #Dad #SavinelliPipes

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Biography

I'm a personal finance reporter who covers credit cards, credit scores, student loans, SMB/personal lending and fintech apps. My work takes a conversational, explanatory tone and shows consumers the bottom-line numbers that should influence their decisions.

I'm a three-time winner at the Florida...

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Online Investing, Personal Finances, Work at Home - Consumer Guides, Resources & Tips

Online Investing, Personal Finances, Work at Home - Consumer Guides, Resources & Tips

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@jr_duren — 726 followers, 8,487 tweets

RT @JeffGoins: "If you wait for inspiration to write you're not a writer, you're a waiter." -- Dan Poynter
I hate to admit it, but my small stake in #Litecoin made yesterday's insane plunge and today's equally insane rise a very thrilling thing to watch. #crypto #bitcoin #ether https://t.co/O6b4xvxjUc
I hate to admit it, but my small stake in #Litecoin made yesterday's insane plunge and today's equally insane rise a very thrilling thing to watch. #crypto #bitcoin #ether
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What was your first job as a journalist?

Writing stringer features for the sports section of the Daily Californian in El Cajon, CA.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes, in high school; it's the machine on which I learned to type. My parents refused to let me use their computer until I learned type.

How is social media changing news?

Increases response rate to news, brings to light otherwise obscure personal stories, sacrifices accuracy for expediency

Florida Press Club Excellence in Journalism

2012 - Light Features, Class B
1st place