Meredith Mangan Title: Senior Editor, Insurance Reviews Education: New College of Florida Location: Sarasota, FL Expertise: Insurance, Personal Finance, Options Senior editor for insurance reviews for The Balance15 years experience in finance, media, and financial marketsFormer managing editor at Money Crashers Experience 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. Education Meredith received a bachelor's degree in chemistry from New College of Florida. About The Balance The Balance, a Dotdash Meredith brand, makes money easy to understand. We give people tools they need to not only make smart financial decisions but also prepare for the experiences they will have along the way. Our team of expert writers and editors have extensive qualifications in the topics they cover, and many of them have MBAs, PhDs, CFPs, and other advanced degrees and professional certifications. We require our writers to use primary sources in their articles, which are also approved by our Financial Review Board and fact-checked. You can learn more about the standards we follow in producing accurate, unbiased content in our editorial policy.