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

  • 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 Jul. 22, 2020
    A woman adjusts her rearview mirror before she gets ready to drive away.
  • Homeowners Insurance

    Homeowners Insurance and Coronavirus

    If your income has been affected by COVID-19, you may be searching for ways to offset the strain of household expenses, including your home insurance payment. Around one-third of Americans couldn’t make [...]

    4 MIN READ Jul. 20, 2020
    A woman wearing a facemask stares out the window.
  • Car Insurance

    Difference Between a Citation and a Speeding Ticket

    If you were pulled over for driving over the limit, you probably received a citation for a speeding violation. What’s a citation vs. ticket? In most cases, they’re the same. A ticket or a citation [...]

    5 MIN READ Aug. 5, 2020
    policeman pulling a woman over
  • Car Insurance

    Best car insurance in New York 2020

    New Yorkers love their cars. Even in New York City, where car ownership has been historically low, recent developments are causing a spike in people ditching public transportation to get behind the wheel. [...]

    5 MIN READ Sep. 11, 2020
    cars driving on new york street
  • Home Improvement

    Eco-friendly home improvements that make a difference

    The promise of green energy home improvements is long-term energy savings in exchange for one up-front cost. These eco home improvement renovations are designed to lower your carbon footprint and save [...]

    4 MIN READ Jun. 25, 2020
    Programmable thermostat in home
  • Homeowners Insurance

    Best Homeowners Insurance in Illinois

    If you’re among the two thirds of Illinois residents who own their homes, chances are you need an Illinois homeowners insurance policy. While home insurance isn’t required by law in Illinois, most [...]

    4 MIN READ Mar. 22, 2020
    Houses lined up in Illinois Suburb