Melissa Phipps

  • Covered business, personal finance, and charitable giving for many consumer and trade magazines and websites, including Worth, The American Lawyer, Robb Report; Inc., Institutional Investor,,, Barnard, Budget Living, Bust, GeneralAssembly, Glamour, Financial Advisor, Financial Planning, and Bank Investment Marketing. 
  • Worked on custom publications for Principal Financial, MetLife, Chrysler, Jeep, Merrill Lynch, Charles Schwab, and Citigroup Wealth Management.
  • Senior writer for Worth Magazine, creating the popular annual list and cover article, The 250 Best Financial Advisors.


Melissa Phipps is a former writer for Jacara who specializes in issues of personal finance and retirement planning. She contributed content to the Balance for more than than three years. 

She served as managing editor for Digital Content Marketing with Farmer's Insurance.

Phipps has a BA degree in English from the University of California at Berkeley. 

Awards and Publications
  • Author of "The Retirement Rescue Plan: Retirement Planning Solutions for the Millions of Americans Who Haven't Saved 'Enough'."

About Jacara and Dotdash

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