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Alison Tobin

EditorInsurance, Loans
Joined December 2019

Alison joined Money Group as an editor in 2022 and has been covering the ins and outs of insurance since 2017. Throughout that time, Alison has learned about and analyzed what consumers think of their insurance companies and policies. She recognizes that many aspects of insurance are confusing and strives to provide clarity. She now applies her experience and perspective to a broad variety of financial topics ranging from home warranties to moving to debt and more.

Alison began her professional career as a journalist for local newspapers in Massachusetts. She covered local events, new businesses, charity events and profiles.

Following that, she worked at the insurtech startup Clearsurance, an insurance company review and rating platform that published proprietary data and educational content geared toward consumers. She primarily covered auto, home, life and pet insurance, and worked on an annual ranking of the best insurance companies based on independent customer reviews.

Alison has also written and edited insurance and loan content for a wide range of other websites. Her writing, editing and research work has been featured in MSN, Apple News, Yahoo Finance, AP News, PropertyCasualty360, USA Today, 24/7 Wall St., The Miami Herald, The Sacramento Bee and various other local publications across the U.S.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in communication and media from Merrimack College, where she studied mass media, public and professional writing and marketing.

Education

Merrimack College, B.A., Communication and Media

ALISON’S TOP FINANCE TIP

It pays to shop around. Whether you’re paying for an insurance policy, home improvement project or anything else, always compare prices from multiple options. (I know it’s more work, but do it!)

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