About the Author

Melissa Brock

Melissa Brock spent 12 years working in college admission at her alma mater, Central College. She currently works as a freelance writer and full-time financial editor covering higher education, investing, personal finance, mortgages, saving for college, insurance, and more.

Melissa also writes SEO-driven blog-style copy for independent educational (college) consultants. Her work has been featured on Entrepreneur, Investopedia, The Balance, MSN Money, Yahoo! Finance, The Journal of College Admission, and more. You can learn more about Melissa on her website, College Money Tips.