Melissa Brock

Personal Finance and College Admission Expert
Freelance writer/editor and owner of the site College Money Tips
Central College, Iowa


  • Articles have appeared on Yahoo! Finance, MSN Money, Entrepreneur, MarketBeat, the Journal of College Admission, and more 
  • Writes about complex investing and finance topics 
  • Worked in college admission for 12 years, working her way up to senior associate director of admission


Melissa developed her website, College Money Tips, to help families navigate the college journey. She connects with a wide-reaching audience through her site, through an upcoming digital course and the myriad of publications for which she writes. 

Melissa worked as senior money editor at Benzinga, a fintech company that covers actionable trading ideas and market news, for four years. She wrote about and edited topics related to trading and investing, personal finance, cryptocurrency, mortgages, and insurance. She helped develop the team's lead gen content from the ground up.

She currently works as a freelance writer and full-time financial editor covering higher education, investing, personal finance, mortgages, college savings, insurance and more. Melissa also writes SEO-driven blog-style copy for independent educational (college) consultants.