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.

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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 ...

Nest vs. Ring

Google Nest vs. Ring Home Security Review Home security is easier and more affordable than ever with the rise of self-monitored home security systems. These providers allow you to take home security into your own hands and create a customized DIY home security system. Two options, Google Nest Secure and Ring Alarm, are great choices ...

AFC Home Club Home Warranty Review

AFC Home Club is a home warranty provider offering financial protection against expensive repairs and replacement for the systems and appliances in your home. With four different plan options and customizable add-ons available, you’ll find the coverage you need for your home and appliances. However, where AFC Home Club really stands out is its workmanship ...

How to Choose the Right Homeowners Insurance Deductible

If a tree fell on your home tomorrow, would you be financially prepared to fix it? While most homeowners are protected by insurance, many couldn’t afford their home insurance deductible if they needed to file a claim. In fact, the Federal Reserve found that two in five American households didn’t have enough funds for a ...

The Best Renters Insurance Companies

Unless your landlord requires it, purchasing renters insurance might seem like an unnecessary expense with relatively little benefit. But you might be surprised at just how cheap renters insurance can be – less than a dollar per day in many cases – and how effective it can be at protecting your belongings and assets. To ...

The Best Homeowners Insurance Companies

If you’re like most people, your biggest investment is your home. It’s important to protect that investment with the best homeowners insurance possible. This is especially important to consider during the Covid-19 pandemic. To help you do just that, we looked at dozens of providers nationwide, assessing them for financial stability, customer service, and the ...

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