Melissa Phipps

Expertise: Retirement planning, Investing
Education: University of California, Berkeley
Location: Los Angeles, California


  • Retirement planning and investing expert with more than two decades of experience covering those topics
  • Published in Worth magazine, Robb Report, Inc., Institutional Investor, and many others 
  • Senior writer for Capital Group who has also been a managing editor for Farmers Insurance
  • Author of a retirement planning book


Melissa Phipps is a writer, editor, and author who specializes in retirement planning, investing, and personal finance.

Melissa's writing has appeared in Worth, Financial Planning, Financial Advisor, The American Lawyer, Institutional Investor, and many other publications. She is currently a senior writer at Capital Group, and has been a managing editor for Farmers Insurance. She has also worked on custom publications for Principal Financial, MetLife, Chrysler, Jeep, Merrill Lynch, Charles Schwab, and Citigroup Wealth Management.

Melissa is the author of The Retirement Rescue Plan: Retirement Solutions for the Millions of Americans Who Haven't Saved "Enough".


Melissa has a bachelor's degree in English from the University of California at Berkeley. 

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