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

    Difference between a citation and a speeding ticket

    If you were pulled over for driving over the speed limit, you may have received a citation for a speeding violation. So what is a citation vs. a ticket? In most cases, they are the same thing. A ticket [...]

    6 MIN READ Mar. 5, 2021
    policeman pulling a woman over
  • Insurance

    Collateral assignment of life insurance

    If you need to borrow money, using your life insurance as collateral could be a useful tool to help you secure funding. There are many different types of loans to choose from when large expenses arise, [...]

    3 MIN READ Mar. 4, 2021
    A businessowners shaking hands with an life insurance rep
  • Car Insurance

    Best cheap car insurance in Corpus Christi

    If you are getting ready to purchase car insurance in Corpus Christi, Texas, doing your research regarding the insurance options in the city may be worth your time. The city’s average insurance rates [...]

    5 MIN READ Feb. 23, 2021
    Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge
  • Homeowners Insurance

    Virginia flood insurance

    From the Chesapeake Bay to the Appalachian Mountains, Virginia’s postcard-worthy vistas are bursting with beautiful, lush greenery. But the wet conditions that help to produce this breathtaking foliage [...]

    3 MIN READ Feb. 19, 2021
    An Aerial View of Houses Surrounded by Flood Water
  • 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 [...]

    5 MIN READ Feb. 19, 2021
    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.