Lisa Melillo

Lisa Melillo

Lisa Melillo is a freelance writer and entrepreneur with a background in personal finance, insurance, and international business. In addition to contributing to Bankrate, she has appeared in Money and and frequently ghostwrites for other entrepreneurs.

Lisa's career has taken her around the globe; she has lived in four countries, speaks three languages, and holds two international degrees, including a Master's in International Business from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. She currently spends most of her time in Connecticut, where she lives with her husband and two dogs.

Recent Articles By Lisa Melillo

  • Car Insurance

    Guide to insurance for active military and veterans

    It’s not uncommon for businesses to give discounts to members of the military, and insurance companies are no exception. These special programs help you save money on coverage and sometimes provide more [...]

    7 MIN READ Oct. 23, 2020
    Military father arriving home and hugging child.
  • Insurance

    The largest life insurance companies

    Americans paid $679 billion in life insurance premiums and annuities in 2019 alone, more than they paid for all property and casualty insurance combined. Life insurance is a core component of many Americans’ [...]

    4 MIN READ Oct. 15, 2020
    A same-sex couple does some cooking in the kitchen with their adopted Asian son.
  • Car Insurance

    Best car insurance companies for high-risk drivers

    It can be hard to find affordable car insurance for high-risk drivers. Insurance companies use a long list of factors to determine rates. If you fall into a high-risk auto insurance category, you may end [...]

    4 MIN READ Sep. 29, 2020
    Two young men in a car are driving while the passenger is looking at something in his smartphone and calling attention to it while the other boy is driving.
  • Car Insurance

    Best usage-based insurance

    Are you overpaying for car insurance? If you are a stickler for safe driving habits and do not use your vehicle for a long daily commute, the answer might be yes. Usage-based insurance is a great opportunity [...]

    4 MIN READ Sep. 28, 2020
    Asian woman sits in the back seat of a car with her infant child in her arms. Her daughter sits next to her, smiling and wearing a floppy straw hat.
  • Homeowners Insurance

    The Best Utah Home Insurance Companies

    As home prices in Utah rise rapidly, the value of a home insurance policy to protect your investment is at an all-time high. According to the U.S. Census, 7 in 10 Utah residents own their home, a 10 percent [...]

    4 MIN READ Aug. 5, 2020
    A nice, residential area in the mountains.
  • Homeowners Insurance

    The Best Alaska Home Insurance Companies

    For homeowners in all geographic locations, finding a home insurance policy can be a challenging process that requires time, research and effort. But homeowners in Alaska face an additional challenge: [...]

    4 MIN READ Aug. 5, 2020
    An idyllic home along the Alaskan coastline.
  • Car Insurance

    Nationwide SmartRide Review

    As long as there has been auto insurance, drivers have been trying to find ways to pay less for it. The latest trend in auto insurance savings is usage-based insurance, where companies offer programs to [...]

    4 MIN READ Oct. 8, 2020
    A woman adjusts her rearview mirror before she gets ready to drive away.