Melissa A. Watkins

Melissa A. Watkins

Personal finance writer

Expertise

Insurance, investing, surviving on the gig economy

Education

Western Colorado University

Expertise

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.

"I make sure to include fun and self-care in my financial plans--all work and no play is no way to live!"

Education

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.

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