Lisa Melillo

Lisa Melillo is a personal finance writer for Reviews.com. Over the past seven years, she’s covered insurance, travel, and home-related topics for a variety of online publications and businesses.

More from Lisa Melillo

Credit Life Insurance

If you’ve recently applied for a loan and been offered credit life insurance, you may be confused as to what this type of coverage does and whether you need it. Unfortunately, lenders aren’t always up front about your obligation to purchase credit life insurance — and some have been known to include it in loan ...

Guaranteed Life Insurance

Life insurance can be an uncomfortable topic, but an important one. Restrictions around pre-existing conditions can make traditional life insurance difficult for some people to obtain. Guaranteed life insurance is a last-resort option for those who can’t pass a medical exam due to a disqualifying medical condition such as a terminal illness. While more expensive ...

The Best Burial Insurance Companies

No one wants to leave their loved ones with unforeseen expenses when they pass on. For many, the best solution is burial insurance, a type of life insurance policy designed to cover final expenses such as a funeral and cremation or burial. Our review of the best burial insurance companies rates policies based on their ...

The Craziest Home Insurance Claims

If your $47,000 garden gnome collection went missing, what would you do? For one homeowner faced with this exact dilemma, the answer was simple: file a homeowners insurance claim. U.S. home insurance companies process claims for one out of every 20 insured properties every year. Insurance professionals get used to seeing the same claims over ...

The Best Hammock

The recipe for a perfect summer day: warm sunshine, a cool breeze and a hammock. But hammocks aren’t one size fits all. Some have higher weight capacities while others are designed for portability, so finding the ideal hammock depends on how you intend to use it. From the backyard to the campground, these are the ...

The Best Gaming Laptops

Whether you’re a seasoned gamer or a total newbie, you’re probably well aware that the best gaming experience isn’t achievable on standard laptops. If you’re looking for a quality machine that meets the performance demands of your favorite games, a gaming laptop is the way to go. We’ve ranked the best gaming laptops out there ...

The Best Backpack

In commutes to work and school, carrying laptops, books and accessories, backpacks are often the most convenient tool to carry the items you need on a daily basis. Since backpacks are so universally utilized, there are many different types – each with a specific purpose. We’ve created a roundup of the best backpacks in each ...

The Best Internet Service Providers in Nashville

The Best Nashville Internet Providers Nashville is known for its live music scene, but what’s the point of rocking out if you can’t upload your concert footage later? With 82.1% of Tennessee residents relying on a broadband internet connection, the state ranks 39th in the U.S. for broadband usage, according to Statista. Slow internet speeds ...

The Best Internet Service Providers in Kansas

The Best Kansas Internet Providers Kansas is a diverse state with a combination of both dense urban areas and sprawling plains. With such a varied geography, it can be difficult to find an internet provider that reaches your area at an affordable price. But finding the best Kansas internet providers doesn’t need to be a ...

The Best Internet Service Providers in Las Vegas

The Best Las Vegas Internet Providers Las Vegas is a city filled with plentiful luxuries and conveniences, but surprisingly, internet service isn’t always one of them. Many of the most popular internet providers in the region, such as AT&T and Comcast, don’t offer high-speed internet service in most of Las Vegas. This can make finding ...

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