Personal finance writer
Insurance, investing, surviving on the gig economy
Western Colorado University
Melissa Watkins is a former social and cultural studies lecturer who became a writer in early 2020. She lived overseas for fifteen years and returned to the US in late 2021. Her financial experiences overseas and abroad include small business ownership, endless side hustles, and founding a networking organization for overseas business owners in South Korea. When she's not writing about finance and learning ways to make her own dollars dance, she writes speculative fiction, makes hats, and reads and reviews books.
Melissa received her B.A. in Communications and Theater from Western Colorado University in 2003, and her M.A. in General Theology from the University of Manchester, England, in 2012.