Melissa Phipps Bio

Retirement planning and personal finance
University of California, Berkeley


  • Former guest author with extensive experience covering business and personal finance
  • Focused on helping people make sense of their money, capitalize on their working years, and save for a comfortable retirement
  • Featured in The New York Times, the Today show online, Magnify Money, and many other publications 


Melissa Phipps wrote about careers and retirement planning for The Balance Careers and The Balance Careers, and previously managed content for the business and money channel. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, the Today show onlineMagnify MoneyGeneral Assembly, Glamour, Worth, Financial Planning, Financial Advisor, The American Lawyer, Institutional Investor, and many other publications. 

As a content marketer, Phipps launched Learn From Experience, an online magazine from Farmers Insurance. She has helped bring digital content strategies to life for Charles Schwab, Citigroup Wealth Management, TIAA, Merrill Lynch, Nationwide Insurance, and Humana, among others. She is a currently a Digital Writer for mutual fund giant, Capital Group, home of American Funds.  

Her book, The Retirement Rescue Plan: Retirement Planning Solutions for the Millions of Americans Who Haven't Saved "Enough", was published in 2016 by Sonoma Press. 


Melissa Phipps has a bachelor's degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley.