Joanna Nesbit, Freelance Writer

Joanna Nesbit

Northwest Freelance Writer

Family travel to Washington coast, Pacific NorthwestJoanna Nesbit is a freelance writer who writes about parenting, education, lifestyle, family travel, and the Pacific Northwest. Her articles and essays have appeared in consumer, custom, and online publications.

She's written about homework habits, why boys are struggling in school, Common Core assessments, video gaming, how to balance packed schedules, and Northwest trips with kids.

These days, with a daughter off to college, she's developed a focus on higher education and the importance of financial literacy around paying tuition bills. She's also passionate about parents and kids alike being smart with money.

Recent articles and essays:

I just wrote this review, "What's the #1 Thing to do Before Searching for Colleges?" for Road2College on a class I took that helps parents conduct a college search with a financially fit focus. 

My latest pieces for SafeBee:

  • Why your college student might need a life insurance policy if you've co-signed a private student loan.
  • Why college families need to file the FAFSA early. 
  • Financial aid letters are here. This piece on what to watch out for so you don't get burned.
  • Tips here on life skills our teens need before moving out. Competence begets confidence.

Here's my latest on granny pods for Mother Nature Network. Kind of cool. I think I want one.

My recent piece on Bellingham-based Fit School, founder Carol Frazey, and what I love about the exercise model.