Melissa Phipps

  • 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 Timesthe 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. 

About The Balance Careers and Dotdash

The Balance Careers makes navigating your career easy. It is home to experts who provide clear, practical advice on job searching, resume writing, salary negotiations, and other career planning topics. Whether you're looking to find a new job, advance at your current position, or explore new paths, The Balance Careers will help you take your career to the next level.

The Balance Careers is part of the Dotdash publishing family. For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the internet, according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.