Meredith Mangan

Meredith Mangan

Insurance, Personal Finance, Options
Senior Insurance Editor, Product Reviews
New College of Florida


  • Senior insurance editor for product reviews for The Balance
  • 15 years experience in finance, media, and financial markets
  • Former managing editor at Money Crashers


Meredith Mangan has 15 years of experience in finance, media, and financial markets, including five years as the managing editor of Money Crashers, where she oversaw all personal finance content. She joined The Balance in 2020 and is currently senior insurance editor for product reviews on The Balance. Prior to her editing career, Meredith was a licensed financial advisor and a licensed insurance agent in accident and health, variable, and life contracts.

Meredith pivoted from finance to journalism when she founded Mariposa Spirit, a bimonthly print publication on arts and culture. She also has a penchant for options, and spent four years trading her own account full-time before returning to editing.


Meredith received a bachelor's degree in chemistry from New College of Florida.