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Michael Evans

University of Memphis


  • Personal finance writer focused on insurance topics for The Balance

  • Started financial writing in the 1990s, while working for iOwn.com, the world’s first online mortgage brokerage.

  • Former sales professional for SelectQuote and G.E. Home Health Care insurance.

  • Correspondent for International Living, focused on health insurance, real estate, and small businesses.

  • Personal finance articles have been published by Bankrate, Fox Business, International Living, and Yahoo! Finance.



Michael Evans has been writing about personal finance since 1999, most recently as an insurance writer for The Balance. His work at The Balance includes reviews and roundups of insurance products that give readers an objective view of the insurance options offered by the biggest names in the industry. He’s also reported on changes happening in the insurance industry and how those changes affect consumers. 

Before becoming a writer, Evans worked in the life insurance department at SelectQuote. And in the early 2000s, he gained more industry experience, qualifying applicants for G.E. Home Health Care insurance.

He began writing professionally in 1999, while working as a project and product manager for online mortgage brokerage iOwn.com. Michael oversaw all customer correspondence, wrote marketing materials for loan packages, crafted training materials for loan agents and underwriters, and managed compliance documents for 25+ lenders.

Evans has also served as International Living’s Colombia correspondent, writing articles about Colombia health care, buying real estate in Colombia, immigration policy, starting a business in Colombia, and retiring to Colombia. In 2015, he authored Escape to Colombia, 1st Edition, published by International Living. 

Since 2009, Evans has worked as a full-time freelance writer. His personal finance articles have been published by Bankrate, Fox Business, International Living, and Yahoo! Finance, among many others. His work has been cited by Forbes, Morning Post Exchange, and Yahoo! News.

He is also an accomplished professional photographer.