Joanna Nesbit, Freelance Writer

Joanna Nesbit

Northwest Freelance Writer

Hi, I'm Joanna. I'm a Pacific Northwest freelance journalist and content marketing writer based in beautiful Bellingham, Wash. My focus is personal finance, higher education, and parenting -- with a deep-dive niche in all things college for families: saving for it, paying for it, applying, financial aid, gap years, and campus services.

I've also written about aging, insurance, health forms, teens establishing credit, and education tax breaks. My byline has appeared in Real Simple, Money Magazine, Washington Post, US News, The Week, Work + Money, and many more. You can learn more about my content marketing clients on my Services page. Check out some of my recent stuff below.


Recent work:

The FAFSA opens Oct. 1 and this piece, How to Apply for the FAFSA, is my latest for Money. It's not a line-by-line guide but it answers a lot of questions people get befuddled with.

Also, this piece, What is Work-Study? Your Top Questions, Answered, just out for CollegeXpress, turns out to dovetail nicely with the FAFSA article.

I've been digging into the delta variant and how it's affecting colleges' pandemic policies around the country. Here are a couple pieces on that.

Recently had a couple pieces published with HerMoney, a new website for me:

A piece for Tally4 Credit Card Fears and How to Manage Them

My first "farm" piece about a local organic farm for WhatcomTalk: Eat Local: Ferndale's Wright Brothers Farm to Expand CSA Shares this Summer






Twitter issue: I've been told the icon below doesn't link properly but since this is an old platform, it's not easily fixed (it works just fine for me so really not sure). Connect with me here @joannanesbit if the icon doesn't work for you.